Aaron Kaufman shocked the Fast ‘N Loud fanbase when he departed the show last year to pursue his own passions, leaving Richard stunned and struggling to replace his talent and personality at the Gas Monkey Garage. However, FNL seems to be chugging on along just fine while Aaron has found renewed drive for success in his own new shop, Arclight Fabrication Co.
Aaron has always had a love for the iconic Ford F100 and it’s distinctive lines and cult-like following within the automotive community, so he opened Arclight to focus his drive on those trucks and the community surrounding them. Not only does he plan to build a few shop trucks, Kaufman expects to be taking on customer F100 builds as well as some “special projects”. This is purely speculation on our part, but we have a feeling some of those special projects just might find him working with a certain goatee-wearing Gas Monkey again at some point. In the meantime, Kaufman will be focused on Arclight and building it into the empire it is destined to be. He also has big plans for the F100 community as well, beyond the walls of his shop. He’s planned rides and events that will join a group of F100 enthusiasts on a journey through the best roads in Texas for a week long ride with daily cruising and nighttime fun.
Aaron has teased the idea of continuing his on-screen career as well, though at the time nothing has been announced as far as a television show for Kaufman and Arclight. We know his talent in the shop is certainly there and he had a huge following of fans from Fast ’N Loud that would love to keep tabs on him and his new venture. Hopefully the cameras will find their way to Aaron’s neck of the woods and keep us in touch with the Bearded One.