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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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rj57 said:
I personally could care less about any one of them..
but your opinion about liking anybody doesnt really equate an equal comparison in this discussion. I used them as an example, This is a Hot Rodders website. period. shouldnt be slighted by any means or not help or favor any particular style. But then again its not "my" website and i dont run it so for now i just give my opinion on what i see.....
 

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Lol, as soon as Jon takes a stance on something everybody wants to jump on the band wagon.

Sure, the presentation was admittedly bad but how many of you have seen their other rides? You can make a poor P.R. choice and still be a decent hotrodder/builder.

Do some checking and come up with your own decisions-

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The video was like anything else posted on YouTube. I mean, its YouTube, if these guys were serious about this and pro they probably would've hosted it on their own website.
As for the sedan, it's got airbags front and back while keeping the solid axel look up front. If you've read some of the more popular rodding magazines a few months back you'll remember this car getting a little bit of recognition for the airbag setup while keeping a traditional look.



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dodgy -- I received your PM. Sorry, I have no desire to talk to you on the phone.

Your production company is part of the artificial bad-boy crew that is now masquerading as representatives of hotrodding culture. We have seen numerous television shows like your video. They all suck. You aren't the first production company rep to stop by here with some canned slick-talk. I'm sick of it, and I believe that if we continue to let it occur, then we are partially to blame.

Gas Monkey Garage may indeed put out nice cars. But they're clearly fake bad-boy sellouts. The video you posted is blatant self-promotion, from the very first line: "I'm Richard Rawlings, this is my hot rod shop Gas Monkey Garage; I'm quickly establishing myself as the anti-Christ of the hotrodding world." Who conjured up that lame line?

You came here to promote your video, to use us, because it ultimately results in you and your company making money. To do this under the guise of "helping a charity" is a very common tactic, and extremely duplicitous. Just like selling magic fuel-additive pills, like one of Gas Monkey's Sponsors, Dyno-Tab, as mentioned on the Gas Monkey Blog. I find it extremely ironic that your username is "dodgy", a word whose dictionary definition is "evasive, shifty, and dishonest".

I have seen that your video has been viewed over 1,500 times on YouTube. The way I see it, you, your production company, and Gas Monkey Garage have damaged hotrodding culture by perpetuating an artificial bad-boy image. I think it's our duty to attempt to repair that damage.

Don't worry, I saved the picture that you removed from your first post. I have altered it, and will re-post it as a parody of your foolishness. You can see some of my work in the attachments to this post. This is, of course, perfectly legal, and somewhat of an American tradition (Mad Magazine, Saturday Night Live, etc.) While the photo is distasteful, it is technically not against our pornography guidelines, so I feel it's OK to post. I've also included some photos with blank "thought balloons" and "word balloons". That way, people can easily compose their own parodies.

I will do this until these photos have been viewed at least as many times as your video -- which I can see stands at 1,582 views so far. We have a larger audience on the web than you, so this shouldn't be too hard. Your best bet is to pull the video off the web as soon as possible. You can tell the guys at Gas Monkey Garage that we would be thrilled with a video that focused on technical information. Information that can help us build or repair hot rods, without grandstanding, without pandering to the mainstream automotive media, without hidden agendas, and without convenient "product placements". We know they're talented and skilled, and we'd be grateful if they would be willing to share some of their knowledge with us. However, if their communication with us consists of attempting to parade their badness, then they should expect to be ridiculed.

If you don't remove the video from the web, someone may parody it, just as I've parodied the photos. A new soundtrack would be most appropriate.
 

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Here are several more.

That's all I've got in me for now. However, don't worry, I'm sure I can come up with plenty more. These things practically write themselves.
 

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Jon doesn't F around when someone makes him pull out the big guns, does he?


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Jon doesn't F around when someone makes him pull out the big guns, does he?


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Yea, no kidding. Make sure to let me know if I ever come close to getting a beat down by Jon :D Those are... quite some pictures. In what way do those pictures promote the bad boy image? Spank my monkey thongs too, woohoo!! I'm gonna have funnnn with those empty bubbles :thumbup:
 

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jon, i coulda swore that you were born w/o the ability to be mad, turns out you were saving it all up

but once again, i cant argue with hat youve said .....
 

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Nightfire -- sure. If they have "posting guidelines" for their blog, be sure to read them and abide by them; at very least, we can extend them the courtesy that they failed to extend to us. However, considering the other content on their sites, I'm sure this would not be a violation of their rules.

Fortunately, this is the internet, not TV :).

Once these silly sellout badboys are exposed as inadequate representatives of hotrodding culture, then they will cease to exist. The phrase: "The emperor wears no clothes" comes to mind. Or in this case: "The anti-christ of the hot rod world wears no clothes". ;)

There are numerous blogs and forums that might find this interesting and humorous. Some places you might not be able to post pics, so you'll need to enter text. You can always refer people to: http://hotrodders.com/badboys . That's a link which I've set up to instantly redirect to this discussion.

In fact, it looks like the video is still up on YouTube. I think I'm going to register on YouTube, and place a well-thought out and detailed comment on their video.

BTW, here's another one:

 

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Thanks, I just lost my lunch, you know seeing this made this crappy Monday a little more funny. Wow, I can't imagine what is actually going through Jon's mind, besides what he typed up.

I have to say that this thread is no longer something I can look at!!!! Dudes in bikini bottoms -- NOT GOOD!!!!!!!!

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I saw the car a WOW in Dallas last winter. Loved the rawhide top. But you told us there that it was sold. So what happened? Seller back out, or was never really sold for that price, you just made the whole thing up to legitimize what you were asking. Still the same car(s) Anything new coming?
 

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:pimp: If the car is licensed in Texas it has to pass an inspection that is pretty thorough so the car is safe....
Not so. The car was built for a member of the Coker family (Coker Tires) and they only have two locations, Tenn, and Ca. The person who commissioned the car says in the video that he never even saw the car till he came to pick it up.

That said and after checking out the build pics it probably is a safe car. Their chassis building is quite good. I do agree with Jon though, their post here is shameless self promotion designed only to make them money.
 

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Just to clarify: Gas Monkey did not post anything on this site. The production company did. They did not ask me to do so or know I was going to.

Please feel free to rail on the production company. :spank:

My original intent was to get feedback on the video not self promotion. Unfortunately it became a rant against rat rods, Richard and or Gas Monkey Garage.

I understand that you may not like the content of the video. I acknowledge your position and your opinion.

I do believe Gas Monkey build quality Hot Rods and Richard and Aaron are quality individuals. I think the many people who have met them or have seen their cars can attest to that. Thanks to those of you who have PM'd me to say so.
 

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willowbilly3 - there were two cars built like the one in the video - one for The Bullrun in 2005 which was sold. A similar one was built for David Coker after he was told The Bullrun car was sold.

I am a car lover not an expert however both cars had some amazing details.
 

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That said and after checking out the build pics it probably is a safe car. Their chassis building is quite good. I do agree with Jon though, their post here is shameless self promotion designed only to make them money.
:pimp: Centerline, it sounds like a mellowing towards the rat rods yet maintaining a bias. Are you in politics in Show Low? It's a nice place , just went though their today. :drool:
 
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