Fast N' Loud

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Classic cars overhauled in garage reality; some language.

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age 18+
Based on 3 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The show promotes the idea that following your passion can be fun and profitable.

Positive Role Models & Representations

They're out to make money, but team members also are motivated by their passions for the histories of the vehicles they're working on.


Lots of banging, flame-torching, and fast test-driving, but nothing violent.


Words such as "ass" and "crap" are audible; "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped.


The series is a promotional vehicle for Gas Monkey Garage and features, among other cars, Corvettes and Ford Mustangs. Viewers can see brands including Hobart, and iPhones are occasionally referenced.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Alcohol is sometimes visible where the mechanics hang out, such as in Vegas casinos.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Fast N' Loud features sometimes-crass mechanics buying and restoring classic cars to sell for a profit. It's a promotional vehicle for Gas Monkey Garage, and the focus is as much on making profitable deals as on the rebuilds. The show contains lots of rough language ("s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped).

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byHarlemwolf March 27, 2020

Richard Rawlings the loser.

Richard is someone who looks out for himself and doesn't care about the way he speaks and treats employees. When he gives a deadline on a build (that he ca... Continue reading
Adult Written byrame December 20, 2018

not impressed

Very disappointed. Not a lot of mechanical work. Only bla bla bla to buy the most part of the cars without touching them and sell them for profit. The worst sho... Continue reading

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What's the story?

FAST N' LOUD is a reality series about a car-savvy duo in Dallas who rebuild classic cars to sell for a profit. Hot-rod expert Richard Rawlings and master mechanic Aaron Kaufman travel around to look for forgotten or abandoned cars they might restore to their original glories. Kaufman works with a team to restore each car in a way that maintains its integrity while increasing its value. He and Rawlings also share some of the history behind each car, and, when they're done, they sell it to a collector for a profit -- but not before taking a ride in it themselves.

Is it any good?

For teens interested in cars, this show offers a lighthearted look at the process by which restorers choose cars. It also shares some of the details that add or detract from a car's value and highlights restoration techniques.

The way Rawlings goes about making his deals might seem unconventional, especially when he hands over plastic bags full of tens of thousands of dollars of cash. But viewers may be intrigued by some of the histories of and details about the cars.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what makes a car "classic." Is it the model and make? The history behind the car? Or both? 

  • What is the appeal of classic cars? Which films and TV shows have featured classic cars as central characters?

TV details

Our editors recommend

For kids who love cars

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