Richard Rawlings Biography
Richard Rawlings is an American entrepreneur and media personality, best known for starring the star of the reality television show Fast N’ Loud on Discovery Channel.
Rawlings is also a proprietor of the Gas Monkey Garage as well as both the Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill and Gas Monkey Live music venues in Dallas, Texas.
Beginning in 2014, he was featured in national television commercials promoting Dodge vehicles and financing.
In 1999, Rawlings started the printing and advertising company, Lincoln Press.
Richard Rawlings Age | How Old Is Richard Rawlings?
He was born on 30 March 1969 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. He is 54 years old as of 2023.
Richard Rawlings Height | How Tall Is Richard Rawlings?
He stands at a height of 6 ft 0.835 in (185 cm) weighing 190 lb (86 kg).
Richard Rawlings Family
Richard Rawlings is the son of Ray Rawlings. He has one brother, John Rawlings, and two sisters Daphne Rawlings Kaminski and Angela Rawlings Warmath.
As a child, Rawlings went to auto shows with his father and constructed cars, having purchased his first at the age of 14. In the next six to seven years, Rawlings graduated from Eastern Hills High School and worked as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, and paramedic.
Richard Rawlings Wife | Richard Rawlings Spouse
Rawlings was married to Suzanne Marie Mergele before they divorced in 2019. The couple first got married in 1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and divorced in 2009 but remarried in 2015 in Cabo, Mexico.
He was previously married to Karen K. Grames in 1993, but divorced the following year.
Richard Rawlings Kids – Richard Rawlings Daughter
Richard likes to life private hence is not known whether he has any children.
Richard Rawlings Net Worth | Richard Rawlings Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars.
Richard Rawlings Gas Monkey Garage
In 2002, Rawlings launched Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, and sold Lincoln Press in 2004. The shop created automobiles for customers worldwide, and since 2012, the facility has been the focus of the Discovery Channel series Fast N’ Loud.
Richard Rawlings Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
In September 2013, Rawlings started Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill in Northwest Dallas and in March 2014, a second location was opened at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
Rawlings has indicated a desire to open a third Texas location outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
Richard Rawlings Gas Monkey Live
Gas Monkey Live, a venue dedicated predominantly to live music, was opened in October 2014.
Richard Rawlings Cannonball Run
In May 2007, Rawlings and co-pilot Dennis Collins allegedly broke the 1979 Cannonball Run time from New York City to Los Angeles of 32 hours and 51 minutes. The two bet rival Jay Riecke they could beat the time in their 2007 Bullrun entry, a black Ferrari 550, modified with extra fuel cells. The final time is 31 hours and 59 minutes.
Richard Rawlings and Dennis Collins were the only pair to defeat the 1975 mark by Rick Cline and Jack May in a Ferrari Dino as all other competitors did not leave and arrive at the correct locations or took alternate routes that did not follow the original Cannonball Runs of the 1970s.
Even their personal heroes Dave Heinz and Dave Yarborough in their Jaguar XJ-S that set the 1979 record left from Darien, Connecticut instead of Manhattan.
Richard Rawlings Autobiography
On 12 May 2015, Richard Rawlings published his first autobiography entitled Fast N’ Loud: Blood, Sweat and Beers.
Richard Rawlings House
Rawling’s house is a three bedroom, two full bathrooms and a half bathroom. The house was built in Built in 1960 on 1.46 acres in the Strong & Crossen subdivision. It has multiple decks, sunken bathtub, zen garden, private lake, a Mad Men style bar with a retractable preacher’s door and an outside master bath.
Richard Rawlings Cars – Richard Rawlings Car Collection
Rawlings has a:
1968 Shelby Mustang
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat
1970 Dodge Challenger