Gas Monkey Garage (Richard Rawlings+ Dennis Collins) = Collins Brothers
Did anyone else notice?
So, I'm watching my fav show Fast n Loud (Discovery) the other night. And as you may or may not know, the show's main personality Richard Rawlings is in the biz if buying, suping up, and selling classic autos. Well, this weeks show involves Richard getting his hands on a Ferrari F-40 that's just a little too sweet for his blood.
In walks, best friend and confidant, Dennis Collins, who frequently stops by the Gas Monkey Garage to lend a hand and a check book for the half-million dollar Ferrari deal.
That's when I saw it. The Collins Bros. Jeep shirt. The money. The buying and flipping classic autos. Dennis is the owner of part owner of CB JEEPS!!
But what I can't figure out is, why in the hell does it seem like Richard usually takes a beating on his cars and his best friend is down the road raping ppl on prices at CB Jeeps? It's probably just for TV, but I don't know. Also, has anyone noticed that half of CB Jeep's lot is posted on eBay? Maybe this Ferrarri deal went south and homeboy is in need of some cash fast?? Discuss amongst yourselves... I'm verclempt!!.
They have known each other for a long time. They actually won the illegal Cannon Ball race together in one of his Ferrari's. They ran the best time ever. Richard has the time tattooed on his arm. Anyways..... I like the show also. I hope the new giant shop he just moved into wont be his downfall.
Flipping vehicles is what keeps him and others in business. Heck, we all do it with selling and buying car parts, computers, lawn mowers, motorcycles and so on. It's the nature of the beast and how businesses stay open and pay their employees.
I know CB has some inflated prices on Jeep parts, but remember that they usually have top quality parts that somebody needs. Supply and demand is what it boils down to.
I for one love Fast and Loud and I hope the new shop works out for Richard.
Heck, I'm doing the same thing right now with parts listed in the classified section and on Craigslist. My prices are reasonable and I will make very little after paying for shipping. It keeps parts and money flowing so I can go onto my next purchase.
I think hes fair. Like others have said, Most of the time he over pays and loses money.
You have to take in to consideration the business hes in. Of course hes going to try to get whatever he buys for the cheapest price he can and flip it for as much as he can. He has more expensive over head from the bigger shop now. He has his employees he has to pay and the parts they use, etc.