Wayne Carini

Car Enthusiast

A master car restorer and TV personality, Wayne Carini has lent his voice and expertise to raise support and awareness for important causes.
Wayne Carini standing next to a classic car

Born in Glastonbury, Connecticut, Wayne Carini is a master car restorer and TV personality, best known for his “Chasing Classic Cars” TV series, where he takes viewers on his personal mission to uncover the world’s rarest and most exotic cars.


Inspired by his parents who owned a successful vehicle restoration business, Wayne often spent his leisure time traveling to automotive shows. He eventually purchased the business from his father. 

Wayne has become the spokesperson for Stanley Black & Decker’s Abilities employee resource group. He played a key role in the STANLEY “Quiet Race” initiative in July 2019, helping to raise awareness of neurodiversity and career opportunities for people with autism.

In 2018, Wayne was asked by Stanley Black & Decker to select a vehicle that would be restored and auctioned at Barrett-Jackson to generate funds for a new emergency response vehicle for a local cause in Connecticut. The 1970 Chevrolet C10 pickup raised an incredible $35,000. 

More recently, CRAFTSMAN social media followers had the opportunity to participate in “The Dream Bid” Sweepstakes, offering a trip to the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction plus a chance to meet Wayne, who helped the prize winner pick their ultimate dream car. 

Wayne Carini sitting next to two classic cars
Wayne Carini sitting next to three classic cars
Wayne Carini working on a classic car