Richard Rawlings and Gas Monkey Foundation Make Huge Donation For First Responders!


April 7, 2020

By: Jonathan


Gary Sinise Foundation Partners With GMG For Two Epic Jeep Builds

When Lieutenant Dan calls, you answer and when veterans are in need of assistance, you come running (unless you have bone spurs). We at Gas Monkey were fortunate enough to partake in a build with the Gary Sinise Foundation and Sunbelt Rentals for an episode of Fast ‘N Loud.

“While building cars is our passion, this build allowed us the pleasure of aiding Gary Sinise in his passion for helping, “our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.” Ultimately, part of the duo of Jeeps, a 1981 custom Jeep CJ7 did just that when it crossed the block at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction with 100% of the hammer price benefiting the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Freedom and security are precious gifts that we, as Americans, should never take for granted. We must do all we can to extend our hand in times of need to those who willingly sacrifice each day to provide that freedom and security. While we can never do enough to show gratitude to our nation’s defenders, we can always do a little more. – via Gary Sinise Foundation 

The CJ7’s most striking feature is the white exterior with accents honoring all branches of the United States military as well as the foundation’s logo. Additionally, the chassis has been painted blue to bring the patriotic notes of the exterior to the Jeep’s undercarriage which also features a 4-inch lift.

This custom goes far beyond just looks with a completely rebuilt original 258cu.-in. 4.2-liter engine with a BorgWarner T150 3-speed transmission. On the inside custom Speedhut and Redline Gauge Works gauges also pay tribute to the cause and are accompanied by the Gary Sinise Foundation challenge coin.

Given a new life of its own, this CJ7 paid it forward by raising a total of $1.3 Million for The Gary Sinise Foundation benefiting our nation’s Veterans and First Responders.

That’s just one part of this legendary duo. A 2018 Jeep Wrangler was presented to Sunbelt Rentals and The Gary Sinise Foundation customized by Gas Monkey Garage.

This vehicle will serve the purpose of going from town to town to help promote all the great work these charities do. With a TV in the trunk, iPad docking station, full Black Mountain parts upgrade, and a full custom vehicle wrap from Car Wrap City, this Jeep will be the center of attention and life of the part at any event it attends.


Did you miss the episodes of these two top-notch Jeeps? You can now stream the episodes on line at DiscoveryGo!


Tune in to Discovery Channel on Monday at 9 PM EST to see what Gas Monkey’s next build is gonna be.

Updated: April 7th, 2020

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