Fast N Loud New Season Going Big In 2017

Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman pose beside their latest masterpiece, a 1972 Ford Pantera. Photo courtesy Discovery
Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman pose beside their latest masterpiece, a 1972 Ford Pantera. Photo courtesy Discovery /

Discovery gave us a 2 hour Fast N Loud special for Christmas. In 2017 they are giving us even more and pushing the monkeys to the limit.

No worries about Monday Night Football withdrawal, starting January 16th we get a new season of Fast N Loud! The adventures of the Gas Monkey crew are shaping up to bring more fireworks to Monday nights. From the sounds of it, Richard Rawlings might have finally bit off more than he can chew.

Right out of the gate, Richard and Aaron come across a very special 55 Chevy that has Richard seeing dollar signs. As usual, Richards visions of auction glory mean lots of work back at the shop for the monkeys. With the deadline for the Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction fast approaching, Richard’s dreams could turn into a money pit.

As if the deadline for the 55 Chevy was not big enough, Aaron heads back to Pike’s Peak to take another shot at the famous hill climb. Last year’s trip left a sour taste with bad weather and mechanical issues for Aaron. Hopefully, this trip finds good conditions for the dangerous race to Pikes Peak.

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Last summer I got to visit the Gas Monkey Bar and Grill in Dallas. Great food, and a lot of fun hanging out and having a beer. Well, apparently I am not the only one that liked it, so Richard is opening another one in Key West Florida. Building a restaurant in the same town you live is hard. Doing it in another state will be very tricky while trying to oversee the rest of the Gas Monkey empire. The Gas Monkey brand is continuing to grow. Can Richard get the same rock person to deliver to Key West? I am sure he hopes so.

With Richard and Aaron both out of the shop, can the 55 Chevy make it to Barrett-Jackson? Last season saw Richard have to take a loss on the GMGT when the shop was unable to finish the Pantera build in time. The pressure is on the monkeys.

Following episodes of Fast N Loud in 2017 will feature Richard finding the first car he had in High School, a 74 Comet. Only this Comet is not what he got to drive as a teenager! We will also see Gas Monkey tackle another 65 Volkswagon and a 1980 El Camino. You can’t have two much different of projects right there.

Fans of the Bandit episodes will also not be disappointed in 2017. If you remember, Richard professed his affection of the Red Bandit Trans Am. Well, the Smokey and the Bandit fan club found just that and delivers it to Richard. What he does with it, you will have to wait and see.

Just when you think the garage has all it can handle, Richard challenges the boys again. It is time for Gas Monkey Garage to build another race car. Not for time trials, but to hit the track. Who is up to take on the screaming monkey in 2017?

January on Discovery is about to get a big boost. With new episodes of Fast N Loud to go along with Diesel Brothers, get the popcorn and your favorite frosty beverage ready. I can only hope that the powers that be at Discovery Channel see their way to get these two together for an off-road challenge at some point! Until then, dig in and enjoy the new season of Fast N Loud starting January 16th.

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