The “Fast N’ Loud” portion of Mega Week on DISCOVERY arrives Thursday night December 8 at 9 p.m. et and it’s play time at the Gas Monkey Garage. Not that there isn’t work to be done, but the crew is ready to see if a dream can come true in “Hot Wheels of Fortune”.
Richard Rawlings bought a 1963 Ford Econoline at Aaron’s suggestion and thinks it might just be the perfect base to create a life-sized Hot Wheels vehicle. As you can see from the sneak peek clip posted below, his first words are derogatory, but he sure comes around.
The mission, if Aaron chooses to accept it (hint: he does) is to build it to join the exclusive Red Line Club. Can a ’63 Econoline be “the one”? Richard throws down the challenge and the work begins.
First he’s got to give us a bit of history about the unique Ford vehicle. He loves its unibody construction and the overall look, since it’s like nothing else Ford ever made, but critiques the front end design. The motor is mounted between the front seats on top of the axle, leaving nothing up front for safety in a crash situation.
For the Gas Monkey crew’s purposes, safety’s got little or nothing to do with it and to say crew is giddy about the prospects of another Hot Wheels build, is a gross understatement.
DISCOVERY airs its “Fast N’ Loud” Mega Week special, Thursday night December 8 at 9 p.m. et. Image/video credit: Discovery Communications, used with permission