More than a few car enthusiasts are still wondering, “Why did Aaron Kaufman quit Gas Monkey? The former Fast N Loud star had his reasons for leaving TV and has recently opened up about his future away from the spotlight. If you’re looking to see what’s next for Kaufman, then take a look at our Aaron Kaufman wiki.
Aaron Kaufman’s Age and Early Life
Aaron Kaufman was born on January 26, 1982 and was raised in Crowley, Texas. He is best known for his work as a mechanic at the Gas Monkey Garage on Discovery Channel’s hit TV series, Fast N Loud. So far, Aaron Kaufman’s wife is non-existent.
Aaron Kaufman’s Net Worth
For 10 seasons, Fast N Loud has been on the air, showing Kaufman doing what he loves best: Working on cars and making a profit.
The show followed Kaufman and his partner, Richard Rawlings as they turned “derelict rides into their former glory.” The show’s description reads: “Richard and Aaron need big projects—and big profits—to keep Gas Monkey’s doors open. Together they travel the back roads of Texas scouring barns, swap meets, and open fields in search of rare rides to restore. Once Richard wheels and deals for a good price, the real work begins back at the garage, where the guys race against the clock to finish the job in time for auction. Time is money at Gas Monkey Garage—and Richard and Aaron can’t afford to lose either.”
Kaufman ’s net worth is estimated at $3.0 million, mainly from his contract on the show and the money he made repairing the cars for auction.
Where Does Aaron Kaufman Work Now?
It was a shock to viewers when the news was revealed that Kaufman was leaving his co-star, Rawlings and Fast N Loud. But in the latest Aaron Kaufman news, the former Fast N Loud star has come forth with his future plans and why he left his beloved garage.
According to an interview with the Hamilton Spectator, Kaufman has a company, Arclight, that specializes in making parts for F-100. Apparently, he has been thinking of returning to TV, without Rawlings.
“Outside of the TV things, I’m looking to take on the F-100 market (in) the same way (as) the C-10s —which are the Chevrolet half-ton trucks for quite a few generations,” said Kaufman. “The F-100s got left behind and so we’re looking to bridge that gap, both in the fabrication of chassis components as well as complete total chassis, bumper to bumper … If we can get that ball rolling, I’d love to get back into taking on customer big builds, but right now we’re working on F-100s for four generations, 1957 to 1979. I really think it’s going to do well and if it does we’ll move back to maybe taking on some big, wild non-F100 builds. That’s where we’re at and having some conversations about maybe doing some TV.”
For Kaufman, who doesn’t think of himself as a celebrity, the spotlight and exposure of TV may have had a hand in his leaving.
“Absolutely. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts about it. We’re building cars that most sane, normal car shops wouldn’t attempt in less than six, nine months or possibly even a year. We’re building the cars in six weeks. If we run over our time budget, we’re building them in seven and eight weeks. I’m proud of most of the cars, there are a few of them I’m very proud of.”
Kaufman went on to say that if he doesn’t return to TV in the next few months, he’s closing that chapter in his life and at the end of the day, he will always be a part of the mechanic community.