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 Motors. Hansen has been a spokes-model for Matco Tools, Dodge, and Rolls-Royce. Her 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.
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