You probably know who Aaron Kaufman is. He is the member of the Gas Monkey Garage team that is featured on the Discovery Channel series Fast N’ Loud.
He is Richard Rawlings’ other half. The Hutch to his Starsky. The McCartney to his Lennon. The Sundance Kid to his Butch Cassidy.
He is funny, sarcastic, knowledgeable, and, above all, the guy really loves cars. He is the guy who puts the “wheel” in Rawlings’ wheeler-dealer mystique, with his ability to transform a pile of rusting scrap metal into a shiny, sweet ride. When tackling a car restoration project, Aaron’s strategy is surprisingly simple: it has to be completely cohesive, from the front end to the back end to the interior. Every piece has to make sense. And as a project evolves, so does his vision.
Aaron is a self-taught mechanic, fabricator and all-around hot rodder who grew up taking things apart and putting them back together, but he just didn’t put them back together the same way they came apart.
His high aptitude for mechanics and passion for cars led him to the hot rod world. But he didn’t want to just be good at what he did. He wanted to be the best at it. And that passion is what has driven him to succeed.
In this video Aaron Kaufman wheeling his 1963 Ford Falcon like there’s no tomorrow – and for this delivery, there might not be a tomorrow if he’s late. If you haven’t seen Kaufman’s Falcon before, you’re missing out on one of the cleanest, purpose-built fun machines in existence.