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Going Fast and Fixing Things

Going Fast and Fixing Things

True Stories from the World's Most Popular DIY Repair Expert and Car Aficionado

Rich Benoit
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Rich Benoit went from buying a left-for-dead Tesla to becoming a successful YouTube entrepreneur and launching The Electrified Garage, the nation's first successful EV-only business devoted to repairing Teslas and other electric vehicles. Today he is a strong advocate for right to repair and the world's most popular DIY expert and car aficionado, and now he shares his story and expertise.

People are fascinated by Tesla: the cars, the stock price, and especially its headline-grabbing CEO. Rich Benoit was the first YouTuber to pull back the curtain on the cult-like business model that is the Tesla company, and he's personally battled its consumer-unfriendly business practices. In Going Fast and Fixing Things, Rich provides readers with behind-the-scenes access not only to his Rich Rebuilds YouTube channel but to his off-camera life as well. Throughout his life, Rich has almost always been the proverbial "only Black guy in the room," but despite the fact that online car culture--especially electric vehicle fandom--skews overwhelmingly white, he has become the most popular car rebuilding guy on the internet. His voice on the page is funny and intimate and a little goofy--just like his video persona--but always tempered by a passion for the right to repair and a clear determination to create success for himself as well as for his fans. Going Fast and Fixing Things also includes tips to help readers fix, drive, and buy their own cars, along with advice on how to defy the disposable-is-better consumerist ethos that saturates our current culture.


Rich Benoit is the founder of Rich Rebuilds, a YouTube channel he launched in 2014. As a lifelong car aficionado, he takes great pride in teaching people about cars while squeezing as much snarky humor into each video as possible. He is a Harvard dropout and former IT help desk professional, and lives with his family in Massachusetts.


  • Publisher: Hachette Go
  • Publish Date: June 11, 2024
  • Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Type: Hardcover
  • EAN/UPC: 9780306832215
  • BISAC Categories: Science & Technology, Personal Memoirs, Motivational & Inspirational


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