I can’t count the number of times we’ve heard our fans say “I wish I could afford a Gas Monkey ride!” We heard you loud and clear, which is why we’re raffling off a GMG ride for $5/ticket and giving a portion of the proceeds to charity. Originally we wanted to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association because my dad was recently diagnosed, but the timing didn’t work out. We hope to work with them in the very near future, but for this raffle the charity receiving some GMG love is Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch. A portion of the money we raise will go directly to the Ranch’s programs, projects and care of exotic animals like wallabies, lemurs, bobcats and of course, MONKEYS. It’s safe to say that if Keagles existed, you’d see them at Sharkarosa.
It’s not just any ol’ GMG ride that we’re raffling off, either. We decided to raffle off a car that truly embodies what Gas Monkey Garage is all about: driving fast, getting loud, and having a hell of a good time doing it. For only $5 you can have the chance to own the ‘73 Chevy Caprice that Aaron and I built and raced in the Bullrun Rally and the Gumball 3000, where we were clocked at 163 mph. Before the rallies, we swapped the engine with an LQ9 6.0 2008 Cadillac Escalade engine and decked it out with a killer sound system, 9-inch rear end 4-wheel disc brakes and a 460LE transmission. You can see behind the scenes footage of us during the Bullrun here (not to mention a beardless Aaron with a creeper mustache): http://youtu.be/HVIcFJ0Jm_E
Here are photos of the Caprice during its rally days:
We might not have won many races in the Caprice, but we definitely made a lot of memories in there. Since then, the Caprice has made its transformation from rally car to “urban assault vehicle.” It’s still intimidating other drivers, kicking ass, and taking names. It now has a CB radio with a PA system, custom upholstered racing seats, Toyo all-terrain tires, and a custom one-off Yakima roofrack with Hella spotlights/driving lights. Oh, and it has one of the loudest, most obnoxious train horns you’ve ever heard. This car runs and drives and even has cold AC. For only $5, you really don’t want to miss out on this. Head over to our Raffle page to buy your tickets! Second prize is a GMG merch pack (Hoodie, shirt, sticker, hat, koozie, bottle opener) and 3rd prize is an autographed T. Here’s a closer look at the Grand Prize:
Raffle drawing will take place via a random online selection Monday, July 29, at 9 PM CST following the clip episode of Fast N Loud. A total of 25,000 tickets are available for purchase from the raffle start date to the end date. Three tickets will be chosen to receive the three prizes. Winners will be contacted via email soon after the drawing.