The Last Word: ‘Fast N’ Loud’ Star Richard Rawlings On Selling His Collection and Opening Two New Venues

“I want hot rods with super big pedigrees.”

Richard Rawlings
Gas Monkey Garage, LLC
.…on selling off his vintage car collection, so he can start over with a new one, via CultureMap Dallas.

Here's "who said what" in Dallas Innovates Every Day.Rawlings is selling “everything” in his Dallas Gas Monkey Garage classic car collection in a national auction, he says in a recent video. He’ll use the proceeds to collect “better cars, different cars, things I’ve always wanted to have.”

“I want Mercedes, I want Ferraris, I want Lamborghinis. But all old cars.”

But first, he’s selling dozens of vintage ‘Vettes, Mustangs, Porsches, and more through auction site Bring a Trailer.

Rawlings is the star of the “Fast N’ Loud” reality show, which ran on Discovery Channel from 2012 to 2020. It featured his crew transforming derelict old heaps into revving, roaring, gleaming collectibles.

Opening two new restaurant/entertainment venues

But Rawlings is doing more than selling cars. He’s also opening two huge restaurant/bar/entertainment venues in Farmers Branch and Lewisville.

According to CultureMap Dallas, the just-announced Gas Monkey Bar & Grill in Lewisville will be at the site of the former Zone Action Park. It will feature a restaurant/bar with a live music venue, miniature golf, go-kart racing, classic cars, and amusement rides.

An earlier-announced location in Farmers Branch is slated to open in spring 2023 at the Boardwalk at Mercer Crossing—a retail development under construction on I-635 near Luna Road in Farmers Branch. No go-karts there, though: It will offer Tex-Mex and BBQ with a live music stage and a rooftop bar. 

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