The ability to take things apart and rebuild them perfectly isn’t a gift possessed by a lot of people. It takes not only the gift but a high level of commitment to see this through. Aaron Kaufman is one highly talented individual who possesses this unique ability to build things, especially vehicles. He has taken apart and brought to life several vintage vehicles.
He is a mechanic, fabricator, television personality and business owner. Aaron is a “smartass” when it comes to vehicles and has been involved in several fruitful projects. His recent TV shows Shifting Gears with Aaron Kaufman and Aaron Needs A Job have been quite successful.
Aaron Kaufman At A Glance
Aaron Kaufman’s Journey To Fame And Fortune
Aaron Kaufman grew up with an innate ability to take things apart and rebuild them. He discovered his gift early and did all he could to harness his skills. He soon found his way to a local mechanic shop where his brilliance and hard work made him stand out – and it was in this local garage in Texas that he found his big break. Richard Rawlings who was then working in Texas visited the garage and asked the owner to have his best mechanic work on his car. The owner recommended Aaron and Rawlings was impressed with his skills. Years later Rawlings invited Aaron to join his ‘Hot Rod Shop’ (Gas Monkey Garage). Aaron quickly rose through the ranks to become Rawling’s assistant and lead mechanic. In 2012, the whole garage crew began to feature in the TV show “Fast N Loud” on Discovery channel. As the series became popular over the years, Aaron’s popularity also increased.
He left the garage and show in 2017 and started his own show the following year. The show Shifting Gears with Aaron Kaufman premiered on the 5th of March 2018. He recently launched another show Aaron Needs A Job and has even gone on tour.
Aaron who has always been fascinated by Ford pickups owns a company – Arclight Fabrication – that supplies parts for Ford F-100 pickup.
What is His Net Worth?
From the start of his career started in a local garage to his rise to fame as a renowned mechanic, Aaron has no doubt done well for himself. He has earned money from his various projects and his net worth has been estimated to be about $6 million.
Who Is The Woman In His Life?
Since 2013, Aaron has been in a relationship with Lauren Moore Knob. While the couple hasn’t revealed much about their relationship, they feature regularly on each other’s social media pages and also appear to live together. Even though they are committed to each other, they haven’t shown any signs of getting married anytime soon. They co-parent their two dogs: Lizzie and Lola whom they describe as their “pride and joy”.
Before Lauren and prior to landing fame on Fast N’ Loud, Kaufman dated a woman named Lindsay J for three and a half years. Following their breakup, Lindsay launched a blog called “About That Bearded Guy” where she posted photos of her and Aaron, including the ones he took before the beard.
Catch Up with Kaufman on Instagram.
Other Facts You Didn’t Know
- The truth about leaving ‘Fast N Loud’
When Aaron left the show, he just announced that he felt it was time for him to quit the show. He later revealed that he left the show for several reasons, especially differences in professional and personal opinion. He also revealed that he wanted to build big cars and that TV favored smaller cars.
- Aaron personally picked his new crew members
The gifted mechanic was very particular about the kind of people he wanted on his team for his show. His crew members were chosen for their unique skill sets. He believes that his new crew members are hard-working, dedicated and curious enough to take on difficult tasks that will showcase their talents.
- Body Statistics
Aaron’s signature beard hasn’t taken much away from his appeal. He has an impressive height and is said to be 5 feet 9 inches tall. He also weighs around 65kg.
Asides fabricating cars, Aaron is also a racer. He has participated in the Stadium Super trucks races in 2015 and came out in the 21st position.
- Social Media Presence
Aaron’s venture into television has been a win-win for him. It has helped enhance his career tremendously and has helped him gain followership across his social media platforms. With close to a million followers on Instagram, Aaron’s posts are mostly motor-related with occasional pictures of his long-time girlfriend.