Editor's note: This story has been updated from it's original format.
One of the cool things about Richard Rawlings' ever-expanding Gas Monkey empire is how diverse the brand has become, with namesake ventures into eats (Gas Monkey Bar and Grill) and beats (Gas Monkey Live). But since it all started with cars, you'd think Gas Monkey would have it's own specialty license plate design by now.
Well guess what, gearheads - it's in the works.
Although it's not a done deal, Gas Monkey has been working with a company out of Austin called My Plates to design a license plate (pictured above) that meets the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles regulations.
According to Steve Farrar, president of My Plates, the design went before TxDMV's nine-member board on February 13 and was approved. Now it needs at least 200 orders in the six months following its approval or else all pre-sales will be refunded and the plate's life ends there. The plate is currently available here on MyPlates.com.
When My Plates put the design on its website for a 10-day comment period, consumer responses were overwhelmingly positive. (Even people from the Midwest, California and the UK wanted in on the action.) Farrar says all of the specialty plates start at $50 per year, unless customers sign up for a three-year or five-year plan, in which case they are a little cheaper.
So what do you think? Will you buy one?