HOW GIRLS IN THE GARAGE GOT ITS START
The idea for Girls in the Garage was brought to our owner, Kevin Hurley, by Cheryl Carrera, a local Mission Viejo realtor. She approached Kevin and simply asked if our team would be willing to teach about eight of her clients, all women, about routine vehicle maintenance, such as checking fluid levels and tire pressure.
From there, the idea took flight, but because we had never hosted an event like this before, we were skeptical about how successful it was really going to be. Even with months of preparation and advertising, when the big day came we didn’t know what to expect.
Well, it turns out we had nothing to worry about. The girls kept pouring into the garage! We ended up having 83 women on that first night. During the evening, over $2,000 worth of donated gifts were raffled off, including brand new Oakley sunglasses, jumper cables, mace, car accessories, and even a large, beautiful bouquet of flowers. Everyone left with a goodie bag and a great sense of accomplishment. The event was deemed a huge success by all who attended and even the local newspapers.