To every car lover who is fascinated when he witnesses the vintage models turn into classic masterpieces, Wayne Carini’s “Chasing Classic Cars” is an eye-candy. The way the whole restoration is shown featuring the magic hands working on them is a way too exotic experience. Do you know the “Stutz Bearcat” which has been untouched since 1931 is owned by Wayne Carini himself? Wayne Carini is indeed the master preserver & restorer of vintage cars. Read on to know more interesting facts about the net worth of Wayne Carini as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Wayne Carini was born on 13th October 1951 to parents Rosemary and Bob Carini in Portland, USA. He took inspiration from his father for his love of vintage cars. He spent his childhood gaining knowledge about different vehicles. He drove a car for the first time at the age of 9. That car was 1960 Rosso Chiaro 250 SWB Ferrari, which his father let him drive.
Wayne Carini is married to Laurie Carini since 1980. Their married life is exemplary and a happy one as there are no reports of a quarrel which is quite common in relationships today.
They have two daughters named Lindsay and Kimberly.
Career, Awards & Achievements:
Wayne Carini began his career back in grade school by working in his father’s shop. He worked with many expensive & exotic cars there. It was not until 1973 that he was noticed by Jim Astroski, for his passion for cars. Jim being the chief of Essex TV group offered Wayne Carini to work on the TV show “Chasing Classic Cars” which is today in its 11th season on Discovery Channel.
After the show, Wayne gained enough name & money required to chase his passion and started learning car restoration through a Ferrari Mechanic. His hard work earned him a lot, and he is the owner of F40 Motorsports, Continental Auto Ltd and Carini Carozzeria in Portland today.
Though he hasn’t received any award officially, he is regarded as the master restorer of vintage cars, having restored vehicles for tennis great Ivan Lendl, David Letterman, and the DuPont family. He also served as an honorary judge at the 2017 Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Wayne Carini rose up from a regular salary guy to now being a millionaire. He has a net worth of $23 million. The source of his income is earnings from his work on TV and from the old classic masterpieces he has restored. Wayne Carini has endorsement deals too which add on to his wealth other than the three companies he owns.
There is a short book featuring him and his life named “We survived the Crash.” He is also associated with many charity programmes such as ‘Autism Speaks.’ Being an ardent car lover his car collection is jaw-dropping.
Wayne Carini chased his passion, and the wealth chased him in return. He is known to everyone in the world today, entertaining generations with his amazing talent & restored masterpieces. He took his family business to a new sky & became an inspiration for every dreamer.