Richard Rawlings, owner of Gas Monkey Garage and larger-than-life star of TV’s Fast N’ Loud has suffered the theft of one of his prize muscle cars.
Rawlings announced on social media that the Dodge Challenger Hellcat had been stolen overnight, with a reward offered for information to help recover it.
Painted black, with black wheels and black interior, this particular Hellcat belongs to Rawlings’ wife, Sue. A priceless photo featuring Sue Rawlings and her son was left inside the car, making the need to recover the Hellcat even more pertinent.
Attention Gas Monkey fans! My black hellcat, license plate FCH-1300 was stolen last night! I need your help to find it. It happened approximately at 2:30am in Dallas and it has a family photo in it that is near and dear to me. Reward for anyone who helps me find it pic.twitter.com/0HCxGRQmBd
— Richard Ray Rawlings (@RRRawlings) September 26, 2018
The 707-horsepower Hellcat, powered by a supercharged Hemi V8 engine, has made numerous appearances in the Discovery Channel show across its 14 seasons. Most typically, the Hellcat has been seen with smoke pouring from the rear wheels as Rawlings completes yet another burnout.
First launched in 2015, the Challenger Hellcat has gained a cult following with muscle car fans, thanks to the combination of retro-inspired styling and supercar rivalling performance.
The success of both Gas Monkey Garage and the Fast N’ Loud TV series has seen Rawlings amass a wide a varied car collection. Ranging from Ferraris and Lamborghinis, to a replica of the Ford Shelby GT500 used in the Thomas Crown Affair movie, his collection is certainly diverse.
Since 2014, Rawlings has appeared in adverts promoting Dodge products, along with representing the brand at events such as Roadkill Nights and Woodward Avenue.
Anyone with information on the stolen Challenger is asked to contact the Dallas Police Department.