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The Craziest Plan That Worked: How Richard Rawlings Hustled His Way Into the TV Show 'Fast N' Loud,' Then Used It to Build a Multimillion-Dollar Brand In the six years since 'Fast N' Loud' first aired, Richard Rawlings has turned Gas Monkey into a multimillion-dollar brand.

By Zac Crain

This story appears in the May 2018 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Nigel Parry

Richard Rawlings jangles when he walks.

The 49-year-old reality TV star and global branding impresario is giving me a tour of the Gas Monkey facility, an automotive playground spread across three buildings in an industrial area of northwest Dallas. It's home to his car shop, which is also the setting of the hit flip-this-hot-rod series he hosts on Discovery, Fast N' Loud. And, of course, it contains a world-class collection of automobiles.

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