Chasing Classic Cars (2008– )
Chasing Classic Cars follows Ferrari expert and master car restorer, Wayne Carini, as he takes viewers on his personal mission to uncover the world's most rare and exotic cars. Filmed entirely in high definition Chasing Classic Cars gives its audience a true insider's look at the elite club of car restorers and collectors as Wayne buys, restores and sells vintage rides, and the owners of the most exclusive and secret garages open up their doors only to Wayne.
Wayne Carini continues to please his viewers with his sincere and passionate love of classic cars on his show. Chasing Classic Cars is a great reality show with a valid story-line where the host seeks out repairs refurbishes and sometimes restores as needed to bring these classics to market. One of the many reasons that this show is so successful is Wayne Carini is dedicated to fair business practices and has an incredible knowledge of not only classic cars but rare exotic cars. Wayne Carrini was indoctrinated to the classic car business with his father "Bob Carini'" who' specialty was restoration of classic cars including Duesenberg's, Ford, Packard's and Lincolns. "Reality Shows," that have substantially talented people always seem to be more successful than those where the producers are looking for shock value in foul language, low talent and tattoos which ultimately end up as being short lived. Chasing Classic Cars has done and will continue to do well on the Discovery Channel since 2008 because the show content is always original and "REAL!" The episodes are interesting, well thought out and always an honest representation of the problems and the outcomes of the vehicle adventure. The weekly stories where we see the sellers, the buyers, his staff and professional relations encountered are always entertaining to watch. This show is a great look into the story of some very interesting classic cars, their history, their owners and ultimate outcome.
- Wayne Carini, 5 foot 4, blue eyes, gray hair, bushy mustache was born October 13, 1951 in Portland, Connecticut, USA, is an American TV personality. Mostly known for his love of cars. He is an expert restorer with a lifetime of experience and a master car restorer that includes mechanical, body and paint work. He is regarded as a legend in the car industry. His late father Bob Carini was his inspiration in chasing the vintage cars. Being a longtime Ferrari enthusiast, he seeks out Ferrari and the world's other most interesting, unique, rare cars. All his adventures are documented in full HD with his TV Reality show "Chasing Classic Cars," since 2008 on the Motor Trend Network.
Chasing Classic Cars Carini welcomes his fans with a conservative, but personable attitude to introduce car restorers, exciting finds, elite collectors and collections with each episode. He finds or receives leads and the chase begins. He travels to the car, truck or motorcycle. He helps uncover the vehicle if needed, cleaning debris from the garage, on top and in the vehicles. Moving the vehicle where it can be seen better for review, offer and shipment. Then consults, consigns, buys, restores, repairs or sells at his dealership or at auction the unique, exotic and rare cars. Many times, the vehicle has not seen the daylight in decades.
One very popular episode was with the rare 1921 Stutz Bearcat that aired on November 2nd, 2015, sitting in a Georgia garage since the 1950s. Carini found and paid the asking price of $30,000. One show regular Evan Ide, a Stutz specialist was hired for replacing new plugs, wires, a new water pump, and fresh push rod guides. Always with an eye toward preservation and originality. The car went up for sale at the Bonhams auction. Bidders Jan and Meredith Voboril happily paid $594,000, including premiums and won the high bid.
Carini married the love of his life Laurie Carini in 1980. The couple has two daughters Lindsay and Kimberly. He is a generous contributor and participant in numerous charitable programs and organizations like 'Autism Speaks'.
Fans enjoy and have enjoyed Chasing Classic Cars through the episode history of the show. It continues and it's IMDB popularity continues to grow. - Martin Snytsheuvel