Even though the series Fast N’ Loud primarily focused on the exploits of Richard Rawlings, it couldn’t be what it is today without some amazing individuals. Mike Coy serves as the master painter and body specialist of Gas Monkey Garage, a car restoration shop owned by Richard Rawlings. Even though Coy works with four-wheelers, he is more likely to be seen rocking his two-wheeler. The man prefers his KTM 1290 Super Duke motorcycle to cars and it certainly suits him. One of the more experienced heads around the Gas Monkey garage, Mike has been working in the automobile industry for over three decades. As such, Mike is recognized as one of the industry’s top-tier body specialists. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki/bio of Mike Coy.
Mike Coy is an American custom car painter and fabricator who is best known for his work on the reality TV series Fast N’ Loud, which aired on Discovery Channel from 2012 to 2020. He specialized in painting and modifying cars with unique designs and colors.As of 2023, Mike has an estimated net worth to be around $2M.
Mike was born on April 30, 1977, in Texas, United States. Raised in McKinney, Texas, Mike enjoyed tinkering with automobiles from an early age. Mike has revealed very few details about his parents and siblings. Of little known of his family, his father was in the military. Mike Coy started working on cars when he was in high school and developed his skills over the years.
Like every other mechanic, Mike began his career with small jobs. This was back in 1992 when Mike was fresh into the industry. He got a break when he was contacted by the “Gas Monkey Garage”to paint a Pontiac Firebird. This turned into a big opportunity for Mike who started working for Richard Rawlings and the Gas Monkey Crew. He has been with the crew for over a decade and it is safe to say we will see the familiar face of Mike in the coming years as well. When the Gas Monkey Garage was picked up by the discovery channel for a TV series, Mike cemented his place as a cast member of Fast N’ Loud. He also has been featured in magazines and shows in the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a trade association for the automotive industry.
Fast N’ Loud:
Fast N’ Loud is a reality television series that premiered on Discovery Channel in 2012. The show followed the daily operations of Gas Monkey Garage, a custom car shop in Dallas, Texas, and its owner Richard Rawlings and his team as they search for and purchase tired and run-down cars, and then restore them to their former glory. Mike joined the show in 2014 as the Gas Monkey Paint Specialist. The series also featured the team’s efforts to sell the completed vehicles and the challenges they face along the way. The show is known for its high-energy and fast-paced nature, with a focus on the restoration process and the personalities of the team members. After a run of sixteen seasons, the series ended in 2020.
After Fast N’ Loud ended in 2020, Mike Coy continued working for Gas Monkey Garage and also started his own business in El Paso, Texas. He often posts photos and videos of his projects on his Instagram account, where he has over 221K followers. He also hinted at a possible return to TV in July 2022, when he shared a post with some TV cameras and the caption “new beginnings.”
Wife & Kids:
He was married to his longtime girlfriend, Shanna Hobbs. The pair are proud parents to two children, their eldest Madison Coy, and the youngest Chase Coy. Besides a little information, nothing is known about Mike’s marriage to Shanna or the fact of how long the two remained together. The marriage ended in a divorce.
As of 2023, Mike is in a relationship with Costanza Pri who is from Rimini, Italy. For now, the relationship looks serious and Costanza might be the one Mike has been holding on to since the divorce from his first wife. They often share photos and videos of their happy moments on social media.
Struggle with weight:
For the longest time, Mike struggled with the weight problem. After not seeing any positive results from various regimens, Mike began working with Don Lemmon. Don whipped Mike into shape through a series of exercises and diet control. Proud of his achievement, Mike entered a competition for weight loss and managed to climb to the second position.