You’ve likely seen the popular History Channel TV show Counting Cars. The series focuses on Count’s Kustoms, the Las Vegas shop owned by Danny Koker. The Pawn Stars spin-off has seen some great success over the years, and the classic cars that come out of this shop are extremely beautiful and unique.
The popular reality show features talented cast members such as Horny Mike, Kevin Mack, Ryan Evans, Scott Jones, and Joseph “Doc” Duggan. However, their former-detailer Roli Szabo easily grew into one of the biggest fan favorites from the TV series. His thick Hungarian accent brought tons of laughs and amusement to both the shop crew and the show’s.
Unfortunately, Roli decided to leave the show, so it brings up the question: What has this talented detailer been up to in recent years? Let’s take a look!
Roli Szabo: Counting Cars and Beyond
Roli is an interesting person to say the least. Not only was he on Counting Cars, but he was also featured in American Restoration, another popular reality TV show on the History Channel. Before he got his start in television, he held a wide variety of other job titles, including a police officer, an Army ambulance driver, a PVC pipe company employee, a bodyguard, and even a driver for the world’s smallest man.
Judging by his intimidating biker appearance, you may not have expected him to work in many of these positions, but it’s clear this man is extremely motivated to have a successful career.
There’s still a ton of unanswered questions as to why Roli left Counting Cars. There are rumors that he got tired of being the guy in the spotlight. For example, there was an incident where thousands of dollars worth of his equipment was stolen, so for a guy that is not used to this type of attention, it’s understandable that this could be a bit frustrating.
There are other rumors that he left the The Count’s shop on bad terms. Roli has been asked about his reasoning for a while now, but he has yet to give a conclusive answer, leading some to believe that he may have been fired. Regardless, he’s surely made a drastic change for his own life in Nevada.
Well, if you’re a fan of Roli, it should be good news to hear that he’s still taking care of business. In fact, he now runs his own detailing and customization company called Rock N’ Roli Kustom Detailing. He promotes the business fairly regularly on his social media accounts, adding pictures to Instagram (@therocknroli) and including tweets that update his fans on the latest projects.
Roli may not be with Counting Cars anymore, but he is showing everyone that his passion for muscle cars, motorcycles, and everything in-between is still very much prevalent.
Not only does Roli do work around Vegas, but he also travels all over the place to do work for other customers. He’s been seen working in Quebec, Canada, at a place called Sweet Ride. His business appears to be doing quite well, and he also no longer has to deal with the pressures that come from being on a television show, which I’m sure is a huge plus for him.
It’s awesome to see people take the initiative and start their own company. With an estimated net worth of $200,000, Roli undoubtedly has the drive and motivation to make big things happen, and that’s exactly what he’s done. While it is somewhat upsetting that we will no longer get to hear his wisecracks on Counting Cars, it’s apparent that he is much better off setting his own path in life.
Despite the uncertainly behind his true reasoning behind him leaving the shop, I think it’s safe to say that Roli made the right choice.
This post was originally published on July 25, 2020.