The Gas Monkeys on ‘D: The Broadcast’

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We had the pleasure of spending the morning with the lovely ladies over at D: The Broadcast. They were some kickass gals (shoutout to Emmitt Smith’s wife, Pat!) and they grilled us on a pressing topic for women: “How can we go to the mechanic without getting screwed over?”

And here are the words of wisdom from the monkeys:

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  1. add-ons at the make-up counter,,how true,, and they do that all the time at the mechanic,,always trying to sell you something you don’t need. Change your oil, rotate your tires, and learn how to change a spare. It’s not that hard!! My car has over 100,000 miles on it and it’s only had basic maintenance.

  2. I guess u have to go to a friend and ask them who to go to fit a mechanic preferably a man and have them point u in the write direction or learn a little about your car.engine / trans / brakes / ect ect ect.

  3. For women or anyone that isn’t keen on auto repair my best suggestion is to take your car to more than one mechanic and get multiple estimates. From there you can make an educated decision. For auto club members, Call AAA and get a list of the nearby mechanics that have been AAA certified. With your AAA card you will get a free diagnostics check from one of these shops.. I do not work for AAA

  4. I just watched the episode where the triple black Mustang got wrecked at an intersection . I feel your pain . I have had two Mustangs and a ;67 Fairlane all hit by uninsured ( and drunk ) drivers .I was also hit my ’71 Nova head-on by someone racing on the streets in a stolen car . It is very frustrating to fix up and customize a car and have some uninsured jerk take it away in an instant with no consequences .Then grab a shitty car for $200 and do it again to someone else .

  5. I love you guys show. Your attitudes, fun and personalities remind me of my hot rod buddies back home in the late 50s & 60s. I grew up in a smaller community in the San Francisco Bay Area. Back then it was quite rural and agricultural, just like where you are in Texas. As I say, you guys, are a blast and have fabulous potential for viewers. The big “but” to all the accolaides I give are the cars you build. I sincerly recommend going back and researching as many old 50s & 60s hot rod magazines as you can. There are litterally thousands of truly classic rods and semi customs and gassers that have the features people have loved to this day. Todays ” Rat Rods” and cheap customs that are supposed to be so cool are beyond tiresome! I think you wil verify this by the totaly cold response you are getting from your prospective customers. Here in Ventura County, they have the very same disease. Huge “Nostalga” car shows are put on the are a real travesty. The shows are saturated with trite and uncreative look alike cars / rat rods ie. excessive lowering, slap together / major incomplete work, spray can type finishes (clear over crap), bogus wheels & tires, cheesy upoulstery or blankets, silly graphics on and on. I swear car enthusiasts with cameras could only find a handful of cars to photograph to enjoy later. Granted there are a few truly cool rods and customs; I emphasize “few”. On the other hand, who in the hell wants to see any more Chip Foose type cars. They look like common 80s style semi customs and low riders. I ask you, do all cars need to be very low, have 2-3 tone pastel paint jobs, trunk stereo boxes and big billet wheels and cost a mint? The same goes for that other “So Cal Customs” (whatever) shop. It becomes very tiresome / repetitive.

  6. Guys, y’all have a got a great show that seems real. Keep up the awesomeness. The new commercial is so cool. There is so little on TV to watch but your show rocks.

    You guys have inspired me to do my own rebuild. I found a 1978 jeep cj5 that was a piece of crap. I have taken it al the way down the the frame and now I’m starting to rebuild it. Its more work than i thought it would be but I’m having a blast doing it.

    Thanks
    Joe

  7. Hey Richard and Aaron, love the show you guys are the great on the show. I’ve been messing with cars since I was 16. I have been buying and selling cars for over 20 years, fixing them up. I have made money and lost some. I made money on theme cars(movie and show cars). I have been in Hot Rod with my Fall guy truck, S&H Torino which Revell chose to use as the model for the kit coming out next year. I have a frame off restored 69 charger numbers matching. I have been restoring a 70 buick gs with a 455. Plan to put it up for sale in a month. Just want some advice. Now that I have capital to start doin this as a business, do you have any advice to a gas monkey starting out? Sure would appreciate it. Rock on fellas! Will

  8. Hi Richard & aron,
    I always admire cars….and it really a pleasue i got chance to get in touch with you guys throu ur website. i’m frm india here there is no much fanbase behind oldies thy r always considered oldies but whn i started to see ur program FAST & LOUD it really makes me go ‘sane behind these beauties whn its converted to hot rods….. really a good job u guys doing there. Good luck 🙂

  9. Several information web sites list Richard’s net worth at 8 million dollars…Buy the building and quit complaining…

  10. I love the comment that Aaron made about now days women knowing more about cars than their men, soo funny because the other night my friend that is a man came, and ask me questions about what he was trying to do to his truck, then brings in 2 baggies of oil, and shows them to me, one is almost black, the other is well the color oil is suppose to be, and says maybe I should change my oil a little more, the whole time laughing, the whole time I am thinking are you insane, I change my oil every 2000 miles. I do not wait till it is tar! Anytime he has a question about cars, trucks etc he come to me. I don’t just carry a tool box with me, my trunk in full of tools, my car breaks down unless it needs to be rebuilt right then I can fix it, the rebuilding has to wait till I get home.

  11. ladies, knowledge is power.educate yourself on the technical aspects of your particular cars or truck.service manuals are avaliable for most any make and model and contain a pletra of info for the novice as well as the seasoned mechanic.find a mechanic you feel you can trust and the general apperance of the shop is usually a good indication of their service.obtain 2-3 references if need be.after you have educated yourself you can ask more indepth questions and make your final decision base on all the info you have gathered.finding a reputable shop is not that hard just ask questions with the info and you go girl, john darby autotech.

  12. This apperance was great cause it reminds me of how I must seem around my sister. The reason is we grew up in Parker County she left early to be a citygirl in addison good job and able to afford alot of pointless shit I have no interest in like goin to bass hall or shopping in south lake where she goes to church.Back to the point I drive a modest 72 monte carlo daily for years with fat back tires no radio “fast and loud” clean and she drives a Q35 but the interveiw shows we all have cars in common and we all need helpful advice to keep our rides reliable and of coarse sweet.We love your show and how you make us Texas proud. Also ya’ll are getting my younger freinds interested and my older freinds off their ass to see what kinda ride they can come up with. The ones that see their vision through I will help with your influence in mind. Thanks guys……. Jaime T.

  13. What ever happened to that beutiful B on B on B 65 Mustang Conv. that was in the accident 3 or 4 eppesodes ago? Was it truly totaled, or were you able to repair it and pass it on to some deserving RICH person?

  14. Hey Richard you want to build up a 84 K 5 Blazer? I have one in Amarillo. You did the Ford now do some Chevy Muscle. I’ll make you a good deal on it . It already has a 350 4 bolt main in it. Headers and Edelbrock manifold and carb. Paint is Ok. Hit me up and I’ll send you the pics.

  15. Every time you guys have a new show I watch it. My dream is to be a mechanic too. I’ve already taken apart my lawn mower just like you said on that one commercial. Well I be watching your next show

  16. I LOVE YOUR SHOW. FOR ALL THE WOMAN OUT THERE WHO DONT WANT RIPPED OFF AT THE MECHANICS…..FIX YOUR OWN CAR. LEARN THE BASICS AND THAT GOES ALOBG WAY. I CAN DO THE MAINTENANCE ON MY OWN RIDE AND I WAS BROUGHT UP DOING MY OWN REPAIRS. A VERY SPECIAL MAN IN MY LIFE….MY GRANDFATHER ( TATTAT) SAID TO US KIDS….IF U WANT YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE ….U MUST LEARN HOW TO DO THE WORK YOURSELF. AND TO THIS DAY I DO MY OWN REPAIRS ON MY CAR.

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