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Gas Monkey Garage is giving away a Hot Rod - need your help

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Hi Everyone,

Richard Rawlings of Gas Monkey Garage is giving away a hot rod. We need your help in 2 ways.

1. We need a worthy charity that we can raise money for. We aim to sell T-Shirts in order for people to go into the draw. We want to give the profits to a good charity. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

2. We are going to be documenting the build out and posting the film on you tube - The first video is posted. What would you like to see in the build out - specifically???

Check out the video here:
Gas Monkey Garage Hot Rod video

I am adding a couple of pictures of the 31 etc.


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Go Jon GO!!!

Funny how the kids are back now that there is some controversy over someone building one of those beaters they seem to cherish...

It's called READING, children, I hope you were paying attention in school. The attack is over the shameless stuffing this so-called badboy image down our throats, under the guise of doing something for charity. Jon has every right to make parodies of their pictures or videos, it's called your First Amendment rights, popularized in the movie "The people VS Larry Flynt".

Larry runs a publishing company that produces Hustler magazine, and one of the things that got him in legal trouble was a cartoon of Jerry Falwell. It suggested things that this religious messenger was clearly against doing, and Falwell sued Hustler in the Supreme Court. Hustler countersued, saying Falwell was contesting Hustlers right to free speech, and won. They argued that someone in the public image can reasonably expect that not all people will like them, and some may want to poke fun at them or portray them in a negative way.

The very same thing happens whenever the Klan wants to come somewhere to spread their hate messages. According to our own Constitution, we must give them a venue to speak, whether the message is good or bad.

The guys at GMG surely had known this when they decided to post their monkey-spanking picture for all the world to see (and make fun of). Jon is perfectly within his... no, perhaps I should say ALL OUR rights to rip on GMG and the marketing crew responsible for this thread. I for one support his efforts 100% because HE is the admin for THIS site.... if YOU don't like (notice I know how to spell, cripes, even my 8 yr old daughter knows it is not L-I-E-K :rolleyes: )dont let the door hit you in the ***** on the way out, and GOOD RIDDANCE!

Notice there has still been NO apology from the GMG crew or the marketers for putting this BS on OUR site??? In some ways I think that in this case negative publicity is also just fine with them, after all, they are supposed to be the badboys of hotrodding...fueling the fire maybe?


Give 'em hell Jon.... :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Better and better every time...

Keep it up Jon, this thread just gets funnier with every post. :thumbup:

I see still no apology, just passing of the blame... :rolleyes:

So is Corky really Corky, or maybe one of the children posting under a different name? You know we have had that stuff happen before... :rolleyes:

It's getting to the point that this thread will be something that marketing people may well end up looking at as an example of how NOT to go after a target audience. If they had only played by the rules... :pain:

Pretty bad when they think that everyone on this site is just a bunch of mindless shee-ple who will blindly submit to whatever is placed in front of their noses...

FWIW- things for me have gotten busy to the point that my website is no longer linking up to the pic hosting site I was using, and I have no time to get it corrected anytime soon. Also my other 'puter with the photo programs for my pic CD's took a dump... won't connect to anything by dialup. I have gotten in the habit of referring the people who ask about the Kustomsledd to this site and the Featured Projects on the main page. Would it be possible for the FP builders to be able to see how many views their page(s) has received, similar to the page count in the Journals? Just curious...


Hats off for the good work! :thumbup: :thumbup:


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Omg..............

This just keeps getting better and better... :thumbup:

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Um, actually...

From that last site that Mosstrooper found by Googling Dodgy, the one that was pulled from this thread here for having a porn link... I think Dodgy's head has been X-rayed TOO MANY times... LOL

Highly inappropriate for a G-rated site like we try to maintain, but a scream nonetheless...

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Is'nt that the point....

Ocat said:
Yeah but is John really a better choice with his holier than thou attitude. Sorry but that guy is no worse than any other builders you see on shows nowadays.

Exactly. The shows you see today were'nt done by hotrodder types, they are cooked up by MARKETERS, catering to what they feel the general public wants. I would'nt want my daughter going with me to a car show and seeing Richard flipping the crowd off and trying to explain why he can get away with it. Say he does that and scares hell out of my little girl (she's 8) and she comes running up crying to me... my first reaction is gonna be to bash him over the head with whatever happens to be laying around, for being the pr*ck that he portrays. Why should I have to go to jail for assault, and he can act that way and get away with it??? Because he's a 'badboy'?? Because he has money and connections??? Hotrods are a family hobby, my daughter LOVES going to shows, she does'nt need some jerkwipe displaying his single digit IQ just because some MARKETER decided it was 'cool to be a jerk'...

Do you REALLY think the guys at OCC have to scream at each other and throw tamtrums just to get anything done? IIRC, the Jet bike show had their 'first conflict', and it was a normal gripe session kind of thing that MIGHT crop up once a week, if they are indeed building the bikes that fast. It was'nt even that big of a deal to them at the time, but when the producers saw it they LOVED the idea of portraying how dysfunctional the guys are, and made it seem like they do this sort of arguing all the time. It's also a plus that the OCC crew are mega rich and think nothing of destroying stuff that the Joe Averages that watch could never hope to keep up breaking at that rate.
Marketers also love the 'reality show' concept. No need to pay actors like they used to do with the sitcoms of the 70-80's. Just get some ppl who want their 15 minutes of TV exposure to do something shocking for maybe a chance to win what to them is a drop-in-the-bucket prize. Oh, and have them sign a waiver that they cannot get medical if they get hurt or collect syndication money down the road when they are the next re-run... :rolleyes:

The other point is the perpetrators of this thread did'nt ask by normal means about whether they could advertise here, they just did it. As if to say "bugger off I dont care what your rules here are I'm just gonna do what I want." This 'crusade' as you call it has likely by now opened more than a few eyes as to how NOT to cater to the masses by telling them that it's better to just sit down-shut up- and like the drivel you are being spoon-fed....

Retarded children, indeed... :thumbup:


Go Jon GO!
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