Saturday, October 2, 2021

Rule 5 Saturday - Courtney Hansen

Courtney Hansen was born on 2 October 1974 in MinneapolisMinnesota, to Gerald John "Jerry"and Constance (Walker) Hansen. Her father is a winner of 27 SCCA national racing championships. From 1973-2006 her family owned Brainerd International Raceway and she grew up in Orono, Minnesota8ikk, and spent much time around the pits and garages at racing tracks. As a result, she is an automobile enthusiast, and much of her work to date has revolved around automobiles.

Hansen's first major TV role was co-host of the hit car makeover series Overhaulin'. She went on to host Spike TV's Powerblock, which was composed of four half-hour automotive shows, for eight seasons. She hosted a special for Spike TV called Great Builds, was host of the travel adventure series "Destination Wild" for Fox Sports Net, which won a Telly Award. In the past she hosted for TLC's automotive-themed shows Rides, and Million Dollar MotorsHansen has been a spokes-model for Matco Tools, Dodge, and Rolls-RoyceHer participation in Overhaulin' was far from superficial; she helped with the disassembling and assembly of cars for the show.

Additionally, Hansen wrote a column for FHM and has written a nationally syndicated automotive newspaper column titled "Courtney Hansen: Full Throttle since 2005. She is the published author of The Garage Girl's Guide To Everything You Need To Know About Your Car, a book offering women and first time car buyers advice on how to care for their cars.

The Wombat has Rule 5 Sunday: Gwen Stefani & The Harajuku Girls and FMJRA 2.0: Positive Bleeding up and running at The Other McCain. Linked at Proof Positive in the weekly Best of the Web* and at The Right Way in the weekly Rule 5 Saturday LinkOrama.

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