Aaron Kaufman, Not Monkey ’N Around

Formerly the man in the shadow of the main money man, Richard Rawlings on TV’s “Fast ’n Loud," Aaron Kaufman is getting the chance to step into his own spotlight.

Always the actual mechanical brains behind the many builds coming out of The Gas Monkey Garage, Kaufman initially opened up his own shop in the Dallas area, Arclight Fabrication, specializing in aftermarket parts for late ’60’s to early ’70’s Ford F-100 pick ups, an era of F-100’s ignored for far too long.

He’s assembled a group of highly talented builders and fabricators, and hopes to take his show, and his builds into directions never before seen. The press release reads, “For their first major build, Aaron proposes an Ultra4 truck – his plan being to take an International Scout, known for its unique style, and transform it into one of the toughest Ultra4 trucks ever conceived. He has very specific goals for the build and wants it to be able to perform on asphalt as well as off-road terrains – ultimately competing in “King of the Hammers,” the toughest one-day off-road race in the world, which combines rock crawling with high-speed desert racing. He’s going to create a street legal beast that he can drive through some of the world’s most treacherous locations – even if that means it comes back to the shop in a million pieces.”

His new show will air on the Discovery Channel titled, “Shifting Gears with Aaron Kaufman," and is set for a March 5th premier date.


Words: Randy Lorentzen

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