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Ep.34 Brakes for Breasts—“With a business comes visibility;

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Release Date: 01/08/2020

EP63: Elana Scherr--“The Secret to Success: Stay in it, assess, adjust your approach!” show art EP63: Elana Scherr--“The Secret to Success: Stay in it, assess, adjust your approach!”

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Elana Scherr is an automotive journalist with an expansive career! She was a staff editor at Hot Rod Magazine and the former editor in chief at Roadkill Magazine. Currently, she is a columnist at Car and Driver, she does new car reviews for Edmunds, and writes features and short stories for Sports Car Market, Road & Track, and other automotive online publications. Join us in this episode for an insightful talk about the importance of diversity in any field (not just automotive); the subtle ways women are treated differently in the workplace; and what it means to be a “car person”....

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EP. 62-Theresa Contreras—“Girls Can Totally Do This Shit!” show art EP. 62-Theresa Contreras—“Girls Can Totally Do This Shit!”

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Theresa Contreras is a machinist, graphic designer, and renowned custom painter. Her work has been repeatedly displayed on the cover of top industry magazines and in multiple SEMA shows throughout the years. She has worked alongside top names in the industry like Chip Foose and Jimmy Shine and completed builds for Jay Leno and Ford Motor Company. As if that wasn’t enough, Theresa is also the co-founder of Real Deal Revolution—an organization that strives to motivate others in a way that breeds self-confidence and breaks stereotypes through healthy decision-making, hands-on training,...

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EP61.Cristy Lee— EP61.Cristy Lee—"Woman-to-Woman with Cristy Lee”

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This week’s guest needs no introduction—if you watch industry-related TV, you know who she is!  Cristy Lee is arguably one of the most famous women in the industry. She’s appeared in racing and motorsports events on ESPN, ABC, Speed, FOX Sports One, MotorTrend, and NBC Sports either as a pit reporter, analyst, host, or leading the broadcast! She has also co-hosted All Girls Garage on MotorTrend, the Barrett-Jackson auction, and the XGames on ESPN. Join us in this week’s episode for this laid-back, personal interview with Cristy Lee!  Cristy's Contact Info: Instagram:...

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EP.60—Dez Ferrell—We Must Experience the Bad to Appreciate the Good! show art EP.60—Dez Ferrell—We Must Experience the Bad to Appreciate the Good!

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Dez Ferrell is in the driver seat today.  She owns and managers her own shop, Nessy’s Kustoms, focused on custom paint and restoration in Mesa, Arizona.  She was recently a featured contestant on Motor Trend’s Bitchen Bootcamp.  She did not grow up in a shop, nor did she have an interest in cars for most of her life.  It wasn’t until she owned a Honda Accord that introduced her to the import scene that was going on about 14 years ago.  For Dez it was never a question of why would she ever want to be in a male-dominated industry and fight to constantly prove her...

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Ep:59--Barbie, The Welder--  “F*ck You Fuel” show art Ep:59--Barbie, The Welder-- “F*ck You Fuel”

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You have seen her art but have you heard her story?  Barbie is an author, teacher of welding via her YouTube channel, influencer with over 62,000 Instagram followers, but most impressive is how she has become a world-renowned metal sculptor.  Creating sculptures for Miller Welders, Carolina Shoe Company, Harley Davidson and other major companies.  In this episode, she pulls back the curtain and shares her struggles with mental health and drug use throughout her life that have made her into the extraordinary artist she is today.  If you want to be inspired, this is an...

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EP.58: Lara--That Porsche Girl: “Let’s Get Women Off the Hoods and Into the Driver’s Seat” show art EP.58: Lara--That Porsche Girl: “Let’s Get Women Off the Hoods and Into the Driver’s Seat”

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Lara, That Porsche Girl, is a fit model in California. Formerly, she was a Hollywood precision driver where she doubled for famous actresses in various films, but her love for cars started when she was only 12 after watching an independent, successful woman purchase a Porsche on her own. This symbol of women empowerment was burned into Lara’s memory and has guided her throughout life. After finding success in her modeling career, Lara recently decided she’d “flow with the river” and start pursuing her passion—Porsche cars! Join us on this episode as Lara talks about coming full...

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Ep.57 Amanda Beyer-- The Standard in Automotive Upholstery show art Ep.57 Amanda Beyer-- The Standard in Automotive Upholstery

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Amanda Beyer is the owner of Manda Marie Upholstery.  She has over 14 years experience doing upholstery for Gulfstream Aerospace, a Ferrari restoration ship and concourse level restorations.  Amanda leads us through her journey as a mentee to entrepreneurship as a custom automotive upholstery shop. Amanda’s contact info: Instagram: @manda_marie_upholstery Facebook: @mandamarieupholstery Website:   Audience feedback drives the show. I’d love for you to text me at (614) 953-6380.  I am excited to connect with you! What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go...

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EP56. Renee Edwards-Ambrose—“Treat Your Car Like You Treat Your Vagina!” show art EP56. Renee Edwards-Ambrose—“Treat Your Car Like You Treat Your Vagina!”

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This Caribbean Queen hails from Antigua & Barbuda! She is a multi-talented, dynamic woman who has done it all from piloting airplanes to drag racing to modeling. Her brand encompasses three different entities—InRealLyfe, LHF Motorsports, and Lady Mex. InRealLyfe involves her motivational speaking, modeling, and entrepreneurship entity; LHF Motorsports is her racing and media/culture entity; and Lady Mex involves automotive workshops teaching women basic auto maintenance skills. Join us this week for a fun episode where Renee shares her charismatic personality and tells us all about how...

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EP.55: Emily Reeves—“Don’t Let ‘NO’ Stop You!” show art EP.55: Emily Reeves—“Don’t Let ‘NO’ Stop You!”

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Emily Reeves is a professional YouTuber. She and her husband, Aaron, host the channel, Flying Sparks Garage, where they vlog their personal experiences with wrenching and car restoration. Their vlogs include restorations on Emily’s GTO (“Roxy”), their Datsun 280Z, and other wrenching adventures. Emily’s passion for cars began when she and Aaron met in her mid-teens. Ever since, Emily has learned as much as she could about wrenching and cars while also working on her modeling and acting career. Join us on this episode as Emily shares how she leveraged her skills in modeling and...

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Ep.54: Amanda Brisebois—“If You Want to Be An Artist, Go to Business School” show art Ep.54: Amanda Brisebois—“If You Want to Be An Artist, Go to Business School”

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Amanda Brisebois is a custom painter who specializes in airbrushing motorcycles and helmets. She is the owner and founder of Black Widow Custom Paint in Ontario, Canada. Amanda did not set out to be a motorcycle painter, but you couldn’t tell by looking at her work. Amanda has won several trophies with her unique paint jobs and she’s become a recognized brand in the industry. Join us in this episode to learn more about how Amanda became not just a motorcycle painter, but also a savvy business woman. You can follow Amanda's work on:  Website: Instagram: @blackwidowcustompaint...

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Laura Frank & Leigh Anne Best are the co-founders of Brakes for Breasts—an organization that fundraises with more than 100 independent auto repair shops across the U.S. and Canada to support research for the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund. As of 2018, they have raised almost $750, 000 with the goal of reaching $1 million by the end of this year! With combined experience of over 30 years in the automotive industry, Laura and Leigh Anne have created the perfect WIN-WIN-WIN-WIN scenario where the customer, the shop, the vendor, AND the world wins! Join us on this episode to hear how these “big thinkers” are reaching their goal of “saving the world” one auto shop at a time. 

You can find out how to get involved by visiting their website at https://www.brakesforbreasts.com/

 

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