Who is Wayne Carini?
Wayne Carini was born on the 13th October 1951, in Portland, Connecticut USA, so is currently aged 67. He is a reality television personality, probably best recognized for his appearances in the Discovery channel television documentary series entitled “Chasing Classic Cars”, as a businessman and master car restorer, who owns three car dealerships – Carini Carozzeria, Continental Auto Ltd, and F40 Motorsports, which deal with vintage cars.
Would you like to know more about Wayne Carini’s professional career and family life? How rich is he, as of now? If you are interested, stay tuned and find out.
Wayne Carini Net Worth
His career in the business industry has been active for several decades, and he has been an active member of the entertainment industry as a reality television personality since 2008. So, if you ever wondered how rich Wayne Carini is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his net worth is over $20 million, accumulated through his successful joint careers.
Early Life, Parents, and Education
Concerning his early life, Wayne Carini spent his childhood in Portland, where he was raised by his parents, Robert and Rosemary Carini. His love for cars was developed in early childhood, as his father was the owner of a car restoration business, based in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Wayne also used to visit various car shows with his father, and he sat behind the wheel for the first time at the age of nine, driving a 1960 Rosso Chiaro 250 SWB Ferrari.
Regarding his education, Wayne had a dream to continue his education after matriculation, and earn a degree in architecture, but he later changed his decision and studied to become a teacher. However, he quit when his father decided to give him half of the family business, a partnership which he accepted, and moved his focus to pursue a dream job.
Speaking about Wayne’s career, it began while he was a teenager, working alongside his father in the family car restoration business on Mott Hill Road on classic cars, including Ford Model As, Lincolns, Duesenbergs and Packards, among many others. As time passed, he gained enormous experience and improved his skills, so he could launch his own business. It did not take long until he founded three car dealerships, Carini Carozzeria, Continental Auto Ltd, and F40 Motorsports, all of which added a considerable amount to his net worth.
Rise to Fame and “Chasing Classic Cars”
Wayne’s accomplished success in the car industry was soon spotted by Jim Astroski, the chief of Essex Television Group Inc, who offered to create a television show which would be based on his daily pursuit of vintage cars at his F40 Motorsports car dealership. Obviously he accepted, and the television documentary series entitled “Chasing Classic Cars”, was created, and has been airing on the Discovery Channel since the first episode premiered on the 9th September of 2008, increasing enormously his popularity all over the world as well as his net worth. It is currently in its 13th season, and thanks to his brilliant restoration skills, Wayne has been considered as one of the best car restorers worldwide.
Additional to “Chasing Classic Cars”, Wayne has also appeared in other television shows, such as the automotive reality television series “Overhaulin’”, the TV show “My Classic Car”, and the TV film “The Art Of The Automobile”, among many others. To speak further about his career, Wayne has also served as a grand marshal at the Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Series, held in New Britain, Connecticut, along with his father Robert until his death in 2016, and his daughter Lindsay, further increasing his net worth.
Wayne is also known for his incredibly impressive car collection, which features such cars as a 1960 MG A 1600 Coupe, a 1961 Porsche 356B Cabriolet, a 1967 Jaguar XKE Convertible, a 1986 MERCEDES BENZ 560sl Roadster, a 2002 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe X50, a 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport and a 2012 Tesla Model S 85 Signature, among many others. Moreover, one of his cars, a 1931 Stutz Bearcat, earned him the Journalists Award for the best-preserved car.
THe 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 'Competizione Speciale' selling at RM Auctions on Saturday in Montereyhttp://t.co/JBgtNEej
— Chasing Classic Cars (@cccars) August 15, 2012
To talk about his personal life, Wayne Carini has been married to Laurie since 1980. The couple is blessed with two daughters, named Lindsay Carini and Kimberly Carini; Lindsay is also a part of the family business, while Kimberly was diagnosed with autism, so she requires full-time personal care. They also have two granddaughters.
Wayne Carini is also known for his charity work since his daughter Kimberly suffers from autism. The mental disability limits a person for the whole life, so via his popularity he started collaborating with various charitable organizations to increase awareness of it and try to find its causes and cure. He also became a member of the Autism Speaks foundation, established by Bob Wright in 2005, which provides help to families who have children with autism.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Speaking about his appearance, Wayne is still apparently a handsome man, with short gray hair and blue colored eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 4ins (1.63m), while his weight is reputed to be around 132lbs (60kgs). Although he is in his late 60s, he still looks fit and healthy.
Social Media Presence
In addition to his involvement in the entertainment industry as a reality TV star, Wayne Carini is also an active member on the social media scene, across many of the most popular sites, which he uses mostly to promote his job. So, he runs his official Instagram account, as well as his official Twitter account, on which he has more than 34,000 followers. He also runs his official Facebook page. Besides that, he has launched the website of his company, on which you can find more information.