Who is Wayne Carini?
Wayne Carini was born on the 13th October 1951, in Portland, Oregon USA, and is a businessman, car restorer and reality TV star, best known to the world for his appearance in the reality show “Chasing Classic Cars”, which depicts Carini’s daily operations at his car dealership – F40 Motorsports. He also has two other car dealerships, Carini Carozzeria and Continental Auto Ltd.
Early Life, Parents, and Education
The son of Rosemary and Robert Carini, Wayne started learning mechanics of cars from an early age, alongside his father who owned a collision repair and auto restoration business in Glastonbury, Connecticut. As the years went by, Wayne’s interest in cars became greater, and he would travel with his father throughout the US on weekends visiting car shows. When he was only nine years old, Wayne sat behind the wheel for the first time, and it was the legendary 1960 Rosso Chiaro 250 SWB Ferrari. After high school, Wayne still wanted to chase an academy degree, but after his father gave him half of the family business, he decided not to pursue education further, and focus entirely on the car restoration business.
Starting from his father’s junkyard, Wayne and Robert started working together on classic cars, such as Duesenberg, Lincoln, Ford Model A and Packard models, among others. His passion became his everyday job, and Wayne ran his business, gradually improving his skills and broadening his business. Since he became the owner of the family business, Wayne has launch three car dealerships in Portland, and moving forward he eventually caught the attention of Jim Astroski, the chief of Essex Television Group Inc, who came forward with an offer for a TV show that would follow Wayne’s daily chase for vintage cars. and “Chasing Classic Cars” was created.
“Chasing Classic Cars” and Rise to Prominence
“Chasing Classic Cars” premiered on the 9th September 2008, and since then 131 episodes have been aired on the Discovery Channel, with Wayne and his team the stars of the show. The series became popular over the years, making Wayne a celebrity all over the world. Some of the most interesting cars restored on the show include a 1934 MG Airline Coupe and 1935 Wetteroth/Schoof Special Indy race car, and a 1984 Chevrolet Mach 5, among many others. Thanks to his skills, Wayne has been praised as the most skillful of car restorers, earning respect from his co-workers and people who can be seen on other shows with the same topic. Wayne is referred to as master car restorer, and in addition to “Chasing Classic Cars”, Wayne has featured in several other car restoration shows, including “Overhaulin’”, and “My Classic Car”, among others.
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#Repost @velocity with @repostapp ・・・ Hey everybody, Wayne Carini here and I’m going to be taking over the @velocity Instagram page for the day. I’ll be sharing some photos that will give you a behind-the-scenes look at some of the cool stuff you can expect to see in the season premiere of Chasing Classic Cars tonight at 9. -WC
Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Series
In recent years, Wayne can also be seen at the Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Series as a grand marshal, alongside his father, and daughter Lindsay Crushing. The event features classic vintage cars, such as Ford Model A, and Wayne has one in his garage, restored years earlier with his father Robert.
Do You Know How Rich Wayne Carini Is?
Wayne has followed his childhood dreams, which has certainly paid off, as he is now one of the most successful car restorers. Having his own show has increased his popularity and wealth, aside from his already successful family business. So, have you ever wondered how rich Wayne Carini is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Carini’s net worth is as high as $20 million. Pretty impressive don’t you think?
— Chasing Classic Cars (@cccars) December 2, 2013
Do You Know About Wayne’s Personal Life, Wife, Marriage, Children?
When it comes to his personal life, Wayne is a married man; back in 1980, he married Laurie Carini with whom he has welcomed two daughters, Lindsay and Kimberly. Lindsay is also involved in the family business, while Kimberly is diagnosed with autism, and needs personal care.
Once his daughter was diagnosed with autism, Wayne has put his efforts to spread awareness of this terrible condition; he has become a part of the Autism Speaks foundation, started by Bob Wright in 2005, and has collaborated with other charitable organizations. He has done all he can to help people in need.