On any given day, Gas Monkey Garage’s front area is jammed packed with fans from all across the US and around the world. Recently, there’s been an influx of Australian fans that have been travelling here just to see Gas Monkey Garage.
This one family in particular made a collective decision to cut one full day off of their Disney World vacation in Orlando, FL to make a special trip to Dallas, TX just to see Gas Monkey Garage. Nick Wattie, his wife Megan, and their baby daughter Hannah decided to peel off time from their family vacation to spend some time with us as well.
Mick said that car culture is alive and well in Australia and they love American Muscle, two cars in particular that are specific to Australia. According to Mick, the two biggest cars in Australian hotrod culture are the Holden HK Monaro 327 Bathurst Coupe and Ford XY GT. Mick is proud of his Holden HK Premier 4-door as well as a custom built chopper from Oklahoma.
Mick and Megan said Fast N’ Loud fans in the US should take a trip to Summernats in Canberra, AUS if they want to experience hotrod culture in Australia. It would be fantastic if Richard and the folks at the garage took the trip to the Summernats someday to spend time with great fans like the Wattie’s. Perhaps our Australian fans could convince one of the airlines that flies from Dallas to Australia to provide a plane so Richard and the Monkeys can make the trek!
A special Gas Monkey shout out to the Wattie’s and all of our fans in Australia. Keep on watching, there are some great new episodes on the way.
Names: Mick, Megan + Hannah Wattie
Hometown: Cairns, Queensland Australia
Favorite Monkeys: Richard Rawlings + Aaron Kaufman
Favorite Build: Challenger R/T Scat Pack