Aaron Kaufman Net Worth
Aaron Kaufman net worth: Aaron Kaufman is an American mechanic and television personality who has a net worth of $8 million dollars. He is also the owner of Arclight Fabrication, a Dallas enterprise that supplies aftermarket components for the Ford F-100 pickup. He is the former lead mechanic for Gas Monkey Garage and was featured on the Discovery Channel show Fast N' Loud.
Early Life: Aaron Kaufman was born on January 26, 1982, in Crowley, Texas. Aaron's father was a passionate car guy, and helping his dad with his various project perhaps triggered Kaufman's long-term passion and love for everything cars. Kaufman discovered a childhood gift for taking things apart and rebuilding them. Despite his aptitude for mechanics, Kaufman's childhood dream was to become a park ranger. At age 16, Kaufman acquired his first-ever Jeep Cherokee, though it was not his dream car of choice. Without formal training in auto mechanics, Kaufman dismembered the entire car and re-assembled it back to its original state or better. His high aptitude for mechanics and passion for cars led him to the Hot Rod world. He went on to become a gifted mechanic and fabricator.
Career: While working for a garage in Texas, Richard Rawlings asked the garage owner to have his car worked on by the best mechanic in the shop. The owner recommended Aaron Kaufman. Richard Rawlings was so impressed that when he opened his own hot rod shop, he hired Kaufman. The two are featured on the popular reality television show, Fast N' Loud on the Discovery Channel. The show follows the day-to-day workings of Gas Monkey Garage, a garage dedicated to restoring classic cars that is based in Dallas, Texas. While working at Gas Monkey he was assigned to deliver 12 rebuilds within 24 weeks. This meant Kaufman had to dedicate more than 110 hours per week to achieve that target. All the while, he desired to do things differently-at his own speed and appealing to his audience. After working at Gas Monkey Garage for nearly 10 years, Kaufman opened his own Main Street Shop in 2011; he and Rawlings still appeared on their Discovery Channel series through 2017. Aaron Kaufman is known for his very complete, seamless restorations, as well as the speed with which he is able to turn cars around. His favorite car of all time is an AC Cobra, although a '32 Roadster ranks as another one of his top picks.
In September 2015, Kaufman competed in the Speed Energy Formula Off-Road (Stadium Super Trucks) series, driving a Toyo Tires-sponsored truck at the Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, California. He ran two rounds during the weekend, finishing fifth in both his heat races, followed by tenth- and eighth-place runs in the features. Kaufman struggled during the races, including one incident in which his truck partially rode on a K-rail; after the race, fellow driver Robby Gordon joked it was "some of the best, worst driving I have ever seen from the Toyo Tires driver." He has a rock-star presence on the hot-rod racing circuit and has an impressive beard that he has become known for over the years.
Kaufman quit working at the Gas Monkey Garage and starring in the TV series Fast N' Loud in 2017. He also listed his famed 1963 Ford Falcon racecar on eBay. Kaufman bought the car and raced it in Ultimate Street Car events including twice at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. The car was featured in his short film Tick Tock. The Falcon ended up selling to the winning bidder for just over $65 thousand.
He also starred in a one-season television show entitled Shifting Gears with Aaron Kaufman which premiered on March 5, 2018, featuring his new business with Arclight. Most recently, in his newest TV show, Aaron Needs A Job, Kaufman toured the United States while featuring people doing jobs he found interesting and challenging.
Personal Life: Aaron Kaufman has been dating Lauren Moore Knob since at least 2013. They were featured as a couple on a 2014 episode of Fast N' Loud. They frequently appear on each other's social media pages.
His favorite car model is the AC Cobra.
Kaufman built a custom 1963 Ford Falcon race car during season four of Fast N' Loud. The car is fully custom-made with a 363-ci Ford Boss V8 producing over 500 hp under the hood. He raced the Pikes Peak race in this car in 2016. In 2017, he listed the car for sale on eBay and sold it for $65,000.
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