September 22, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Dodge, Gas Monkey Garage owner Richard Rawlings and Mötley Crüe are inviting all Charger, Challenger and Viper owners to the ultimate party and owners’ experience, the “Dodge Rocks Gas Monkey” car show and concert. The Nov. 1 event at Gas Monkey Live, a new state-of-the-art second Gas Monkey music venue in Dallas, culminates in an exclusive performance by the iconic rock band Mötley Crüe, mid-way through their All Bad Things Must End “Final Tour” of large arenas across North America. Owners of any classic or newer model Dodge Charger, Challenger and Viper are invited to register at www.dodgerocksgasmonkey.com to show off their vehicles at this one-and-only car show and concert. The event is free, as the $100 vehicle deposit due at registration will be refunded on site. The car show package includes up to two general admission passes to the event and concert at what most likely is the most intimate venue Mötley Crüe has played in decades.
“Motley Crue, Richard Rawlings, Gas Monkey Live and Dodge muscle cars are all awesome by themselves,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT Brands and Head of Fleet Operations, Chrysler Group LLC. “Put all four together with a full day celebration of Dodge’s 100th anniversary and you’ve got an event that will not only make the Dodge brothers proud, but also will be something that Dodge enthusiasts talk about for years. ‘Dodge Rocks Gas Monkey’ is a not-to-miss opportunity to help kick start Dodge’s next 100 years."
At the car show, Dodge will show the new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat – the fastest, most powerful sedan in the world, with an NHRA-certified quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.0 seconds – and the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the fastest and most powerful muscle car ever. Both have a 707-horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI® V-8 engine. Additional Dodge and SRT vehicles, such as the 2015 Challenger Scat Pack, Charger R/T, Dart GT, Durango R/T and Viper GTS, also will be on display.
‘Dodge Rocks Gas Monkey’ Details Gates open for the “Dodge Rocks Gas Monkey” car show and concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Gas Monkey Live, 10110 Technology Blvd. W., in Dallas. The car show begins at 4 p.m. and the Mötley Crüe concert, featuring Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars, begins at 9 p.m.
Activities leading up to the Mötley Crüe concert include rides in Dodge Viper drift cars, Dodge Hellcat Thrill Rides, full-size Dodge Charger and Challenger simulators where participants can test their driving skills in a fun and safe environment, a local cover band, and airbrushed Dodge and real Hart and Huntington tattoos. Food and beverages are available for purchase. All attendees (drivers and passengers) must be 21 years or older and show valid driver’s licenses or state-issued IDs for entry. Participating vehicles must be licensed, street legal, have current auto insurance and be driven, not towed, to the show. Additional “Dodge Rocks Gas Monkey” event information is available at www.dodgerocksgasmonkey.com.
After first using Motley Crue’s hit single “Kickstart My Heart” in three 30-second commercials for the Charger and Challenger (www.youtube.com/dodge), Dodge partnered with the band earlier this year to present Motley Crue’s “The Final Tour” which kicked off in North America July 2 and runs through Nov. 22 before the tour continues overseas in 2015.
About Richard Rawlings Richard Rawlings is the star of The Discovery Channel’s international hit series “Fast N’ Loud.” In each episode, motor mastermind Rawlings searches the far flung corners of Texas and surrounding states for forgotten and derelict classic cars to buy and restore at his Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas. Working day and night, he turns the cars into a bad ass ride and takes them to auction.
Aside from his garage and television show, Rawlings is a savvy business man, turning the Gas Monkey Garage into a full-fledged brand, branching out into merchandise and becoming a social media maverick, boasting more than 2 million Facebook likes, 3.4 million YouTube views and 275,000-plus Twitter followers. He also is a restaurateur and owns the wildly successful Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill, which opened a second location in spring 2014. This new venture, Gas Monkey Live, is a state-of-the art music venue across the street from Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill.
About Mötley Crüe Hailing from Los Angeles, the quartet — Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums) — has commandeered the rock pantheon for more than 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multiplatinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations, four New York Times bestsellers (including the band’s biography, “The Dirt”) and countless sold out tours across the globe, playing to millions of fans. Mötley Crüe was the first rock band in history to have completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The band continues to remain on the forefront of entertainment, reinventing themselves via not only their music but also their mind blowing live shows featuring never seen before elements, such as Tommy Lee’s drum roller coasters. In January 2014 the band announced their “Final Tour,” presented by Dodge and produced by Live Nation, which will run through 2015 and span major cities across the globe. They also announced their bestselling biography, “The Dirt,” being made into a movie directed by Jeff Tremaine and anticipated to be hitting theaters in 2015.
About Dodge The Dodge brand is tearing into its centennial year as America’s mainstream performance brand, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014. With the purification of the brand and consolidation with SRT, Dodge is getting back to its performance roots with every single model it offers. The consolidated Dodge and SRT brands will offer a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out within their own segments. Dodge will be the “mainstream performance” brand within the Chrysler showroom. SRT will be positioned as the “ultimate performance” halo of the Dodge brand, together creating a complete and balanced performance brand with one vision and one voice.
From muscle cars to compact cars, minivans, crossovers and full-size SUVs, the Dodge brand’s full lineup of 2015 models deliver best-in-class horsepower, class-exclusive technology, unmatched capability and a slew of cool features, such as LED headlamps, Dodge signature racetrack tail lamps, dual exhaust, 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment centers and 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable gauge clusters, to name a few. For the 2015 model year, customers will be able to drive the new 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger, as well as the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat. The Dodge brand lineup also includes the 2015 Dodge Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey, including the new Crossroad model, and Dodge Viper.