This month's Industry Pulse feature column is all about Rebecca Seiler and Jennifer Shaw, who are both engineers at Ford Motor Company. I had the pleasure of interviewing them both separately and learning how their work impacted the new 2013 Ford Fusion.
Here at Be Car Chic, we’re all about making our readers – especially women – feel confident in their ability to care for their cars. I love the idea of promoting other women who share our love for the automotive industry. When I attended the Michelin “Women and Tires” event in March, I had the opportunity to meet Bogi, from Velocity Network’s All Girls Garage. I was totally that fan who asked for a picture. =)
On the show, Bogi, Jessi and Cristy Lee crush stereotypes, as they show off their expertise by taking on challenging automotive projects – and yes, they do the work themselves. I had the chance to witness it firsthand during a studio visit last week! Did I mention that the show is filmed right in my hometown of Central Florida, as Fox Tampa Bay recently revealed?
The “girls” were wrapping up the filming of the show’s third season and it was cool to see what goes on behind the scenes. Wondering why they all look extra pretty while working? As with most television show sets, there is a makeup artist on hand to make sure the girls look picture perfect. Working on cars is a messy job but they are on TV after all!
Filming five days in a row can be exhausting … as demonstrated by an unidentified napper.
As you can see, the girls behind All Girls Garage work extra hard to make the show a hit in addition to holding down their full-time professions. For example, Bogi runs her own automotive shop, 180 Degrees Automotive, in Phoenix, in addition to teaching basic car care classes for women across the country.
What questions would you ask the “girls” during a studio visit? Let me know in the comments section below!