However, someone sent Richard a email with rules, which Richard followed. Either way, we're back boys and girls!! He buys and sells cars and has some different ideas but he's really just a business owner. Maybe they weren't, that's a question to ask. Chief, Monkey, and the guys will do the work. I don't think Richard was being a dick per se. But we do have one party providing proof while the other party hasn't but keeps claiming foul. They weren't starting from scratch.
Restaurants, tequila, energy drinks, etc. Richard changed the rules and ended up screwing his own team who had to run that lane in the second race. Whereas Chief has been doing it for years. Lutz and Monkey will do the fabricating on the cage. I think Shawn could have done a better job of telling Chief off camera if the on camera stuff wasn't just for show to just build the car and race, because fans can see the difference in the money spent on the cars. That, or there is a serious miscommunication about the rules.
He's also a complete tool if he thinks Richard was going to drive that car, like how dumb do you have to be. Chief has decades of experience and knowledge in drag racing against a guy he expected to make a few passes and get licensed in a couple of hours?! When you go from the balls to the wall crazy drag cars these guys are accustomed to, I daresay handling that little firebird was childsplay. That beings said I do think he has passion for cars. Richard seems to have screwed himself a bit on this one. I also agree that Arron had a pretty easy time meeting the budget requirement because he already had the motor and tyranny and got a pretty good deal on an almost complete car. All the monkeys did was add the body panels??? Great driving from in the drag race!!! Does anyone here really wanna hear about Richard manning up and crashing both cars? Glad they found a car and decided to continue with the competition in spite of the disagreements. I do think that Chief handled it worse than he should have, you always come off better highlighting the problem, agreeing to deal with it without seeming like you are being overly sensitive and then doing your best.
As a note, Richard has only provided a copy he signed, but not one with Chief or Shawn's signature on it. Same with the cars, 2 completely different approaches. The tire breaker for their competition didn't make any sense either. I can see it failing soon. If they won, they could say they beat the rich guys, and if they lost they would claim it was unfair. Once the ratings fall and discovery starts showing them less and less then eventually get rid of them all together he'll be fucked.
I felt everything leading up to the race was about as fair as it could've been for both sides, and made for an actually competitive race. Big Chief states a couple rules that conflict with what Richard said in his episodes. All that white trash drama and acting like a tough guy is so lame. Where as we've seen aaron do stuff like pikes peak, 2 totally different disciplines. He would have gained more in the eyes of all viewers if he said Richard this is what I agreed to verbally, I'll run against Alex L.
I've never watched street outlaws but man, if how they acted on the mega race is how they act on their own show, count me out as a viewer. The result was what we all expected, but I didn't see the 405 being so butt hurt over it all. He really wanted Richard to get behind the wheel of a drag car? It's insulting for Chief to portray himself as some poor guy when he's making money off his show and appearances. Why those rules were different that what Chief believes was agreed to on the phone is a question to be answered? If they were ever to do that again, I'd like to see them film the rules discussion and signing of the rules. Obviously the controversy helped hype it up, but that could have been alot better. I linked to those rules above in this thread.
I can't help but notice there is no email that indicates the written rules were sent to Chief. He seemed laid back and cool when Street Outlaws first started airing. So what is the point? Richard is a cool cat, he isn't some meathead idiot like chief. As watchers can remember from when Chief physically bumped Doc out of the driver's meeting, he doesn't handle that well. As a lawyer run through jokes in your mind I do everything in writing.
Going through this thread you're the only person saying that actually. They were both petulant and brattish. I will wait for the new podcast to get the real scoop. If anyone missed the episode, looks like it will be on again Thursday. Richard has a bunch of businesses and whatnot which are all successful on the fact that he gets millions upon millions of dollars in free advertising through discovery. The wheeling and dealing part wasn't that interesting to me and usually came off as contrived and rehearsed anyway.
I think he was right to pass on that. That's what their cars are! That would have made the race completely one-sided in Chiefs favor. Again, unless there is and this is all for show. I mean, I get he felt slighted cause of the rule discrepancies. It was signed back in October. He was also fun on the show. Chief on the other hand seems to think that what he said in his original challenge video are the rules and thus that's why he was angry with Richard.