Celebrity mechanic Aaron Kaufman is best known for the reality series Fast N’ Loud.
Fast N’ Loud follows day-to-day workings of Gas Monkey Garage, a garage dedicated to restoring classic cars based in Dallas, Texas.
After working as a member of Gas Monkey Garage for over a decade, Kaufman started his own Main Street Shop in 2011.
Aaron and Richard made their first appearance on Fast N' Loud on June 6, 2012.
In the highly rated Discovery Channel reality show, Kaufman was widely known for his flawless restorations and speedy work.
Much to the fans’ surprise, it was announced in December 2016 that Kaufman would be leaving Fast N' Loud.
Speaking to Art of Gears’ Martin Geigen, Kaufman revealed the reason behind his shocking exit from the popular show.
Kaufman explained, “...I wanted to build cars that were that big or bigger, and then TV needed cars that were much smaller than that. On top of that there were some growing personal issues and professional differences of opinions and so I decided the time had come and I could see the fork in front of me.”
He revealed that his company, Arclight, has been working on restoring Ford F-100 trucks and he also hinted at his return to television in the near future.
He stated that if he does return to television, his new program will focus strictly on having “fun with cars” and cars that appeal to soul and body.
In a separate interview with the Hamilton Spectator, Kaufman informed that if a new show isn’t on air in the coming 6-7 months, he’d be moving on from television.
Kaufman bought his first car, a 1984 Jeep Cherokee, by saving up his allowance and income from odd jobs.
After getting his jeep running, Aaron was motivated to fix up his friends’ cars.
To continue his passion, Aaron fixed up cars on the side even after high school. Clearly, he’s not in it for the money.
Through his long journey as a mechanic and appearing in the mainstream reality show Fast N’ Loud, he has accumulated millions of dollars.
His garage Main Street Shop has also added to his net worth.
As of 2017, Kaufman has accumulated an estimated net worth of $3 million.