LTCC teacher turned car dealer races cars on The Discovery Channel

Josh Arl’s restored red ‘68 Chevy Nova named Purgatory will see action this season on Discovery Channel’s “Street Outlaw: Memphis.”

LDR photo/Delevan Ogle


Former Lebanon Technology and Career Center teacher Josh Arl is living life in the fast lane.
By day Arl runs a car dealership in Lebanon, but in his free time, he races hot rods on The Discovery’s Channel’s hit show, “Street Outlaw: Memphis.”
Arl taught at LTCC from 2007 to 2011 before taking up a career on the business side of the auto industry, repairing and selling cars at his shop in Lebanon and dealerships in both Lebanon and Marshfield. It is his success as a local businessman which has allowed for his speedy television endeavors, according to Arl.
“It lets me go on shows. This show. It’s ludicrously expensive. It’s insane, you have the amount of the price of some houses in one car. And it is crazy,” he said.
Before becoming a local businessman and reality TV star, Arl, a Rolla native, fell in love with cars at his father’s diesel shop. In high school, he was influenced by his career center teachers to continue his passion for automobiles. Arl received a scholarship from the Ford Motor Company to pay for his college. After he graduated, Arl became a teacher in Lebanon.

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