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Fast N’ Loud N’ Frightening
The idea of my pal restaurant creator Steve Schussler’s Monday 8 p.m. appearance on Discovery Channel’s “Fast N’ Loud” is rather scary.
Schussler appears on the show to buy a 1964 Amphicar from motor mastermind Richard Rawlings, who searches for dilapidated classic cars in and around Texas to restore at Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas. “It’s the No. 1 rated show on Discovery,” Schussler claimed Tuesday. “I checked it out. It’s having the unfathomable success of [A & E’s] ‘Duck Dynasty.’ They had us on for four minutes. I went there with my partner from Dallas, Jon Donahue.
Schussler is in the market for more than one floating car: “I’m collecting Amphicars for a major resort and a major new restaurant opening in Orlando.”
To show the Gas Monkey guys what a restored Amphicar looks like, Schussler had his mechanical savant Dave Flom drive one from Minnesota on a 35-foot trailer. “I thought it would be good drama and I wanted to show them that I knew what I was talking about,” Schussler said. “We went for a swim in mine. … We went into the pond next to Gas Monkey’s restaurant. People are screaming, yelling. That show is so friggin’ popular you wouldn’t believe it.”
Having Schussler on a show with this name must be a form of typecasting. “That’s very funny. I thought the same thing,” Schussler said.
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