Meet the Monkeys: TOM [ VIDEO ]

We asked our fans on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram what questions they have for GMG MECHANIC TOM SMITH. HE PICKED HIS FAVORITES AND sat down in the HOT SEAT. CHECK IT OUT:

48 COMMENTS

  1. I GOT SOME OF MY EMPLOYEES FROM MY NAPA STORE OVER TO WATCH THE BANDIT SHOW, AND WE LAUGHED OUR ASSES OF DURING THE DREAM SCENES! RICHARD MADE A GREAT BANDIT AND WE LOVED TOM,S ” GIT BACK HERE, YOU SUM’ BITCH!”

    GREAT SHOW, AND IF I’M EVER BACK TO DALLAS TO VISIT MY BUDDY IN FORT WORTH, WE ARE VISIT THE MONKEY’S!!! THANKS FOR A GREAT SHOW! P.S PLEASE DO A 1970-1972 CHEVELLE SOMETIME! LOL!

  2. Love the show since day one! We love CARS!!! Can’t afford anything but that doesn’t stop us from appreciating the finer CARS in life!! Hope the show is one a LONG, LONG time!

  3. Hi you fringes , Great show, keep up the good work! Wish we had decent cars over here in the uk,all the classics are rusted away!look forward to the next series!

  4. Hey man .i noticed last few motors didnt hold up that was rebuilt .im curious if you guys use a screwdriver and drill to prep your cam and lifter valley and fill pushrods before firing the motor .i havent seen it being done on tv .as an old school guy im sure you know this trick before firing the motor .but i havent seen it yet .keep up the good work guys .your famous lol .thank you for your time.

  5. Hey guys Bonsoir from France, loving the program. Wishing all of GM a happy christmas and New Year. Keep doing what you do as it is fantastic.

    Will be ordering some Merc for the family next year as a bit late to order now for delivery to France.

    Keep safe and good luck to you all for 2014

  6. Tom, son your a born star, you blowed them all off the screen with your impression of Jackie Gleason. Get you 45mins of stand up and hit the LA comedy houses and you’ll get paid like a star. Then you can hire Richard as a beer assistant. Love all you guys, please keep it going like it is!!

  7. Do you guys ever go to meet fans? I only ask because my husband of 30 years has a sever form of Muscular Dystrophy. He just had a Tracheotomy and a feeding tube surgically implanted. He loves your show and would faint if he ever was able to meet you guys. He wanted to go to the Gas Monkey Bar and Grill but is in a Rehab hospital.

    • We try to come out and say hi to people here at the shop when we’re not busy filming, but other than that, we don’t get much time to meet the fans, unfortunately.

  8. 53 years old and not a car guy, but I can’t stop watching the show! Besides the chemistry between Richard and Aaron… (and A-Ron, you are a friggen tortured genius that will forever be searching for that perfect build) I like the fact that you guys keep it close to real. probably the most real Reality Show on TV. Oh yeah…. Just watched American Graffiti and I guess I see the other part that keeps me coming back. I may not be a car guy, but Those cars from the 50’s and 60’s Rock!

  9. Great show watch often looks like a great place to work.You guys do great things with the cars love the Mustang that got hit felt real bad.And I felt real old when I saw Burt Happy Holidays and New Year always watching
    Jimmy

  10. Love your show, more importantly love the cars. I think it’s great the diversity you guys show when doing a build. Right build for the right car. Just got done watching a show about a speed shop in Austin. So I guess there could be a bike build in your future. My money is on Aaron, he is talented and willing to think outside the box. Oh wait the guy in Austin said he is the only one with any talent when referring to a bike build. I guess that’s true if all you can do is build diablo’s, low riders and old style hot rods.

  11. What can i say. I am a true petrol head here in perth Western Australia and you guys have me in stitches everyday. Your are all masters at what you do and the show is absolutely awesome. After a very trying year the laughter and enjoyment of watching your show keeps my spirits high. Don’t ever underestimate the enjoyment you show brings people. You guys rock keep it up.

  12. Hi from not so sunny England. Love the show. Aaron is a true master of his craft. Richard, lovin the hair man! Beers are here and ready if you guys are ever in the UK. Keep up the great work, and cant wait for the rest of the series. Ps, Christie is sweeeeet.

  13. From PA, enjoying the shows….you guys remind me of a few of the friends I grew up with in the 80’s. I appreciate the Tom moments they make me laugh. Visiting Dallas soon, plan to stop by the store and bar if time allows. It will be fun to watch the show knowing we were there. Anything Tom misses from Ohio that will fit or be allowed lol , on the plane?

  14. hey are you guys ever thinking of coming out to Pikes Peak with a car or even to Fan Fest with some kinda of merch
    I met Arron there last year and I think he had a blast.
    We might get our mountain back one day but it will take some crazy car and some super talent
    We all love the show at the workshop and know how hard you all work ,keep up the jokes

    best regards
    Stu Carter New Zealand /Colorado Springs

  15. Hey Tom it’s Dave here from perth Western Australia ,just got my GMG tee shirts in the mail today and couldn’t be happier. They are awesome and will be worn with pride around all the car events in perth.you are an absolute crack up mate ,keep it up. Look forward to one day having a beer in the gas monkey bar. Might be able to borrow Richards beer assistant.

  16. Swansea Wales to Texas for a steak ain’t too far to go right? good…see you this year…maybe! Doubt I could get a Cortina Mk4 over there though, don’t think she’d make it!

    Best wishes guys and gal, you make a lot of people smile and inspired – keep living the dream! 🙂

    Mike

  17. Hey Tom!

    Got to meet you at the Donkey in Pasadena Texas last Friday! Thanks for the very cool shirt! I will cherish it forever!!!! I will never forget you!

    Penny

  18. Beer tip – if someone throws you a beer and it gets all shook up just tap the top a few times to settle it back down again. It works for most fizzy beverages. 🙂

    Love the show and really hope your other ventures bring you as much success.

    All the best from Felixstowe, Suffolk, UK

  19. Love the show. Tom was amazing as Buford T. So I guess it was meeting you guys that pushed JR into the winner’s circle at Daytona.

  20. Just wanted to see if you guys ever hang out at the bar and grill? Myself and 5 or 6 of my friends are planning to ride our motorcycles from Springfield, Ohio (ten miles from Dayton!) to the gmb&g the first week of July this year. We were hoping to be able to see/meet some of the monkey’s while we were there. We all love the show and decided to make our yearly ride to check your place out this year! It would be awesome to buy you all a beer!! (or a dozen beers cause we love beers as much as you do!)

    • Yeah, we make it up there quite a bit. If you’re going to be there on a Monday night we try to make it up there to watch the show with the fans. Thanks for the invite, guys.

  21. RIP TOM!! I miss you already ! You are a great character its too bad you´re so slow and lazy..

    And wtf did happen too Jordan?????????????????? All I know is that he is a good mechanic.. In the show they didn´t show what really had happend. He must have beat someone almost to dead to get fired..

    Okay that all. I love the show keep up the very entertaining work!!

    Greetz all the way from The Netherlands (Europe)

  22. YOU CAN’T MONKEY AROUND WITH ANOTHER MAN’S MONKEY…KEEP IT REAL RAWLING’S YOU ABSOLUTE BEER MONSTER…LOVE THE SHOW BRUV ….MARK NORTHAMPTON ENGLAND

  23. Hey there gasmonkeys,im enjoyin the show once again but kinda sux when its the last show.wish yall could be on all year round.when i first discovered yall last year it happened by chance.a friend told me bout streetoutlaws so i changed the channel and seen yalls show.the first show i seen was the one bout the f-40 ferrari build.been hooked since.wish u could be on with the outlaws like last year.made for perfect tv.2 badass shows steak express burgers and an 82 inch tv…….wheeeeeeuuuu as Richard would say..lol.hey Richard,i think u oughta bring tom back.he added dome crazyness to the show.just trll him to not be late or lazy ,give him a second chance.i mean he shoulda won an oscar for his performance as Buford T.in Richards dream sequence….

  24. I love Tom’s take on life and love. I often find myself laughing out loud at Tom’s antics when watching previous seasons of FnL.
    Thank you for the laughs, Tom!

  25. Back in 64 a friend drove up in a 58 ford 4dr and ask how I liked it?He told me he thought it was ok
    except it had GATES! I said,boy does ever! Off we went cruising down magnolia ave GATES and
    all.

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