Discovery Channel is returning “Fast N’ Loud” next month for another season, TheWrap has learned exclusively. We’ve got the premiere date below, and your first look at hot rod hunter Richard Rawlings and his Gas Monkey crew hitting the road again above.
On the upcoming run, Richard and the Monkeys are going for bigger builds and higher horsepower. Rawlings will again travel the back roads, searching barns, garages and open fields for that one rare ride to restore. Once the deal is sealed, it’s back to Gas Monkey Garage where Richard and his team work to turn the cars into gold.
The new season takes Rawlings and the Monkeys into unfamiliar territory as they attempt to break new ground in the build space, risking their reputation in the process, per Discovery. Throughout the season, guest builder Big Mike will work with the team on custom hot rods.
This time around, Richard and his crew build their first import tuner — a ’75 Datsun 280Z — with the help of Big Mike, but it’s a race against time as they work to get the car ready for SEMA, a premier automotive specialty products trade event. Richard orders all of the parts directly from Japan, but his foolproof plan quickly goes south when Big Mike and the Monkeys run into a problem with the tools. As delays with fabrication and fitment pile up, Richard pulls the plug on a full color change for the car in order to keep the build on schedule. Now, all Richard can do is hope the Monkeys finish on time without making Gas Monkey’s first tuner build a complete bust.
Watch our preview clip via the video above.
“Fast N’ Loud” is produced by Pilgrim Media Group, with Craig Piligian and Eddie Rohwedder serving as executive producers. For Discovery Channel, Craig Coffman and Todd Lefkowitz are executive producers. Rawlings also earns an executive producer credit.
The new season of “Fast N’ Loud” premieres Monday, March 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel.