Richard Raulings aka A$$ Monkey garage

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by gsx455-4ever, Aug 10, 2019.


Richard Rawlings . Pro or Con

Poll closed Aug 21, 2019.
  1. Richard is a DICK . He ruins nice cars

  2. Richard is a God , He can do NO wrong

  1. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    Voting poll on Richard Rawlings and his A$$ MONKEY garage
  2. sriley531

    sriley531 Buckle up, this could get rough....

    I'm pretty sure the truth is somewhere in the middle of those two options, but since that's all we have to choose from, it's not a hard decision...
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  3. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    yeah, an in-between option would be nice, but I'd still pick the first one.
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  4. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure if he ruins nice cars because I can't watch the show long enough to see. He is annoying.
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  5. 64 skylark mike

    64 skylark mike Well-Known Member

    Well, I don't think he actually does any of the work, but he comes up with a lot of the crazy ideas. I think he has, and has had, some talented guys working for him. Even they have some zaney ideas sometimes.
    But his personality and attitude is definitely annoying. I wouldn't take my car to him even if I could afford him.
    I'm not impressed with what they do to most of the builds I've seen, probably go into the "ruined" catagory.
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  6. bigtorque5

    bigtorque5 Well-Known Member

    alot of ppl are envious a self man men and that exactly what he is,was a cop,paramedic,and fireman,sold commercial printing,made 400 grand for the company he worked for,started his own company and now is very sucessful money,there are alot more ppl who like his show that dont,i dont have any idea what he is like in real life,dont care,i have met tomazoski a number of times in the early days and found him to be an arrogent ass!
  7. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    From what I know, it’s a big act. You should listen to the joe rogan podcast that features him on it. He is much more “normal”..
  8. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    If you want your car to be a low rider than go there, if you have crazy budget you can always build nice cars.

    I eveny all the ppl who can do the custom metal work and all that, they are real ppl that make the car nice, RR is the front man that gets all the credit., but also took the risk They started small worked hard and climbed way up the ladder. No one can take that from them.
  9. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    Yeah he acts like a big dick on the show. He is probably a nice dick really. Cant blame a guy for being a dick.
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  10. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed

    I choose god thinking I’d be the only

    I think his TV personally makes him look like an ass but I do like his business sense and ideas he comes up with, gotta give him credit there worked his way into dodge and other things. He’s making money with cars.
  11. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    With his ass monkey garage and restaurant, plus all his other endevors, he's making some serious $$$.
  12. philbquick

    philbquick Founders Club Member

    Seems like I saw a preview with Rachel in his show. WOW, she can do better!
  13. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    "Reality TV" is about high ratings, and to get high ratings, enough people have to watch, and for enough people to watch, there has to be drama...

    Face the facts, the guy has been pursuing his desires since he was a kid. He is a hard charger and a go getter, and that always leaves the whiny "but I want to be him" kids in the dirt.

    Life's tough. Get a fucking helmet.

    True arrogance is a result of taking the risk and coming out on top. And a lot of people who are unwilling to put forth the fight to win, or willing to take the hits that will be encountered in the pursuit of the best, will find a bench to sit on and bitch.

    The whole point in this is to count the cost, pursue the goal, but try not to harm anyone one not in the fight.

    Go big or stay home.

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  14. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    The only "car/fab how" I watch is Bitchin Rides. No drama, and I love the metal working.
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  15. Big Bufford

    Big Bufford Well-Known Member

    A buddy of mine met Richard once and talked to him for a good while and said he’s actually pretty cool. Like everything else on TV, his TV persona is fake. Take everything you see on TV, newspaper, internet etc with a grain of salt...
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  16. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Apologies to anyone with cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration.

    I dont know whats going on between certain parties here, but I thought I was hacked by a chinakid.

    Practice typing , grammar and spelling for another 20 years as well, at least proofread please. That "New English" above is akin to new math. I dont get it. ws

  17. PGSS

    PGSS Well-Known Member

    All of the car shows talk cash when trying to buy and make a deal but I can't remember if Richard Rawlings is the one that constantly talks "I have cash on me now" and show's this cash quite often?
    I can watch a few show's just to see some nice cars and would like to "believe" arrogance is part of the plot. A ways off the cuff of this thread but again I cannot watch "Fantom Works" for more than 10 minutes before I start screaming at the screen and change the channel. Sorry had to let that thought out of my head:eek:
  18. 70 gsconvt

    70 gsconvt Silver Level contributor

    All of these shows add so much drama to the way I'm pretty sure it really is. No one can behave like that all the time and actually hope to stay in business and be successful. Look at his friend that owns the off-road shop(s). Probably a better representation of a person. Now I have to give RR credit. He's a heck of a salesman and a heck of a businessman. And I'd bet he's irritated more than a few people along the way. But that's life. Is he a total d&%k, no. Is he a god that can go no wrong. No. I do like what he does with a number of cars, but he and his shop is definitely not a restoration shop for purists.
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  19. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Hes arrogant on the show, but I cant honestly say hes a dick.
    Hes a drunk, hes got money, hes doing cool **** I'd like to do, so Im jealous:D
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  20. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Saw him at a BJ auction walking around with girly looking sunglasses with the hey look at me attitude. He is such a pussy. That confirmed it.

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