Meanwhile, Christie and Richard spar over losing an auction bid. Model Alloy Ash makes an appearance at the new shop, showing off her welding skills. The Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill books its first musical act. However, while the car was out for a test drive, it was totaled by a pickup truck driver without insurance; the car was ultimately repaired and sold not shown. Ultimately, Richard and Aaron will work days and nights to finish their cars to make auction. Also, Richard stops by Fired Up Garage to check on the rent.
Richard even has his own cringe-worthy moment in a stunt plane. Richard makes a profit but still gets schooled on a '74 Corvette. They have to get creative to get a stuck 1949 F-1 Ford off the back of a large car hauler. Richard flips a '49 Mercury that comes complete with a tuxedo cat named Buster, who becomes part of the Gas Monkey team. But they can agree a gifted 1989 Shelby pickup has got to go! Also, a cyclist crashes at 107 miles per hour.
They buy a gleaming '32 Pontiac at a swap meet. The actual move took place in January 2013. Archived from on June 26, 2015. Then Aaron springs on Richard that they have 3 weeks to build a Pace Race Truck for Pikes Peak. Guest stars include The Bandit from and Little Enos. Flames are flying as fireworks explode and a fire department training exercise goes wrong.
A 1969 Ford F100 pickup truck rebuilt with a new engine as a shop truck is featured. Richard's on edge because he's worried that he and Aaron might not make it to the Las Vegas birthday party with the car by the deadline. Witness a motorcycle accident that leaves the driver with a tree branch impaled! What begins as a simple build quickly grows into a grand green machine. A man attaches a string to himself with a staple gun. Richard flips a funky gull-winged Bricklin.
Archived from on October 11, 2012. Later, Richard agrees to cool off the Monkeys with new air conditioning, but the Fired Up Garage crew gets hot and bothered about it. The owner of Twin Peaks Restaurants invites them to Denver, Colorado to be judges in a bikini contest. To most they're just rust buckets, but to Rawlings and his crew they're a goldmine waiting to be excavated. Richard and Dennis literally roll the dice on a 57 Chevy back in snowy Minnesota.
October 2017 Season 12 started on January 16, 2017. Archived from on October 13, 2013. An exploding whale makes a huge mess, a roof-to-truck jumper hits the ground instead, and a driver walks away unharmed from one of the most gnarly race car crashes. But will their blood, sweat and beers translate into cold hard cash? They have 48 hours to fix up a broken-down '73 Caddy convertible for two Aussies hitting Route 66. A double decker car flip is almost a huge flop.
As far back as the 1950s, America has been a virtual graveyard of classic cars. Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman deal in rusty gold. Dennis buys the finished car for his collection. Later, when Richard and Aaron discover that the Fired Up Garage is attending a demolition derby, Richard has a trick up his sleeve to send his former employees reeling. Richard scoops up a 1970s style hot rod kit car with a mysterious past. Watch a wheelie crash leading to massive road rash.
In fact, that's their specialty: they turn rust into gold. He flips a '67 Caddy convertible to an international buyer. Also, A drone hits a groom in the face. Richard's Stingray arrives just in time for the start of the auction. But will the Gas Monkey Flying Circus take off or take a nose dive? Richard flips his lid when Tom and Jordan buy two junker cars from two tourists.