‘Garage Rehab’ Season 2: ‘Fast N’ Loud’ Star Richard Rawlings Back On Discovery 

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The charming Richard Rawlings is back on Discovery for a second season of Garage Rehab. This show features the Fast N’ Loud star, along with project manager Russell J. Holmes, as well as auto shop consultant extraordinaire, Chris Stephens. The trio travel the country looking to help revive struggling garages. Richard and his team evaluate what is wrong with the shop, then he plucks down a wad of cash, and gives some business rules, while his team refreshes the shop, to help make them profitable. What do we know about the second season?

Garage Rehab Season 2 Preview

The second season of Garage Rehab offers some new challenges for Richard, Russell and Chris. The Garage Rehab team will face their biggest challenge ever. They will overhaul a 20,000 square foot repair shop. The size of this collision repair shop promises big problems that could include junk cars, big debt and other supersized issues.

The other big story that will be part of Garage Rehab Season 2 is a veteran-run garage. According to The Futon Critic, this particular garage helps veterans who have come out of the military, and transitions them into learning lifelong garage repair skills. This is a challenge for the team, as this garage needs a long-term success plan.

Garage Rehab Rules of Success

Fans who see Richard Rawlings now don’t realize that once upon a time, the Gas Monkey Garage owner was sleeping on the couch at his dad’s place because things at his business got so bad! Richard started to implement better habits that ultimately led to his personal success. These are the same rules he has the struggling Garage Rehab owners follow as well.

Richard’s rules include cleaning up the garage, including the bathrooms, lunchroom and work areas. He has the owners and staff clean up their grooming. Richard is not opposed to showing a tough side, as he has numerous tattoos and a goatee. He makes it clear that there is a fine line between respectable and scary. Often, he has the owners clean up their act, which includes trimming their beards and sideburns. This will attract, not scare customers. He has the entire staff wear clean, coordinated work shirts with their names embroidered on one side. On Garage Rehab, Richard looks for other details that may be repelling customers and offers the owners more profitable solutions.

Where is Fast N’ Loud?

Richard Rawlings is best known for his show Fast n’ Loud. The owner and staff of Gas Monkey Garage in the Dallas area have already filmed 14 seasons for Discovery. Now, fans are waiting for season 15, but that does not appear to be happening anytime soon. It isn’t because this show isn’t a hit or that Discovery has not chosen to renew it. There are legal reasons why we are waiting for Fast N’ Loud Season 15.

Back in July, Daniel Flaherty, the manager of the Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill filed a defamation lawsuit against Richard Rawlings and the Fast N’ Loud production company, as well as Pilgrim Films and Television. Flaherty is seeking six million in damages. This could mean delays for Fast N’ Loud in 2019.

Thankfully, fans of Richard Rawlings will be able to watch him in action for Garage Rehab Season 2. Are you looking forward to the return of Garage Rehab? Do you miss Fast N’ Loud? Share your opinions below in the comments. Don’t forget to watch the 2-hour Season 2 premiere of Garage Rehab on January 8, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery.

Georgia Makitalo


  1. After watching the first season I had reservations about season 2. The first season certainly its fair share of conflicts perhaps made for tv drama. For someone with his background, Russell seemed to a bully at times and design decisions were not well thought out. Time will tell whether this group can provide positive results for the shops involved. The best thing the network can do is revisit shops to determine how successful the rehab is. I assume the majority of the tools and equipment have been donated by sponsors, and in that regard the prices charged are exorbitant.

  2. does russel get hurt on every episode oooh dust in my eyes take an osha 10 hr class any job site hard hats and safety glasses mandatory hope your eye is ok

    1. yeah i wondered the same thing. why isn’t he wearing safety glasses???? some people are too cool for safety

    1. it was in Bremen, Georgia but I never saw the conclusion. I only saw the first 59 minutes when they started the shop renovations. I am looking for the conclusion because it is a great program. I did 23 years in the Air Force and loved the auto hobby shop at Robins AFB in Warner Robins, Georgia. I got to replace the timing chain on my 1977 Olds Delta 88. I had never taken anything apart then put it back together. When my mechanic told me to start the engine with the new chain in it, I was petrified. But when I turned the key, she fired up and purred like a kitten. for this hot-rod momma, it was the beginning of my interest in mechanics. Now 20 years later (age 67) I am a repressed closet hot-rod mud bogging grandmama. I aim for those mud puddles on our Chino Valley, AZ unimproved rural dirt/mud roads. My 2018 Subaru Outback and I hold our breath as we aim for the puddle covering the road and when that wonderful AWD kicks in, I can breath again with joy. I guess I never did anything Thrilling in my childhood…not true.

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