Richard Rawlings built the Gas Monkey Garage into a personal business empire. Now he uses his expertise as an entrepreneur and automotive expert to help save struggling shops from out-of-touch owners, lazy employees and bad business practices.
Richard Rawlings helps a failing garage right in his own Dallas backyard. He and his crew have less than a week to completely overhaul the shop and give the owner a restart to becoming a successful business.
Richard's crew has six days to turn around a certified smog shop in Bakersfield, California. They'll need to work fast to help the owner get back on his feed and explore new sources of revenue that will shore up the business.
Richard agrees to rehab a 4x4 shop in New Caney, Texas, that has fallen on hard times. He'll have a week to renovate the garage and teach the owners some skills that will expand their business into a one-stop shop for off-roading.
The crew takes on a 24-year-old whiz kid and his up-and-coming motorcycle shop in Jackson, Mississippi. They have a week to pull it off, and if everything works out, Richard will get his own custom bike out of the deal.
Richard checks out an ATV shop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but when the owners reject his offer, Richard goes toward Oklahoma City, where he considers rehabbing a local tuning shop that's barely paying the bills.
Richard and crew struggle to turn around a huge speed shop in Oklahoma City. It's the largest garage they've done and almost an impossible feat to accomplish, but with a genius tuner as the co-owner, it's a job they want to take.
Richard, Russell and Chris hit the road and surprise the rehabbed garage owners to see how they're doing. There are a few disappointments, but it's mostly happy surprises when they find clean and profitable shops.