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Femcanic Garage is more than just a podcast–it’s a lifestyle!
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Femcanic Garage exists to give other women the strength, courage, and motivation to shine in their respective ventures and dreams in the automotive, motorsports, and skilled trades industries.
The First Femcanic: Jayme B.
My interest and passion for cars started when I was about six years old with my mom’s restoration project. She had a 1973 Pontiac GTO that still lives in her garage. My step dad rebuilt the engine for it and my job was to clean parts in a gasoline-filled porcelain bin while he worked on it. It was a blast climbing about and exploring all the cars he had lined up in his goat-barn-turned-garage. There were so many cars to explore and so many different and strange parts to wonder about, I could not get enough! My mom tells many stories about my ruining perfectly pink dresses with grease stains. Dresses are still not my preferred outfit and I still think pink clothing looks better stained with grease.
Aside from cleaning parts and imagining my own joy rides in the barn, another one of my favorite adventures was going to swap meets to find parts. My step dad drove a large box van with only two seats. Since there was typically another adult with him, I got to ride on the giant tractor tire between them. The ride to the swap meet was only half of it! There was something so captivating about cars that always drew me in. I loved the smell of old grease parts, gasoline and the mystery of figuring out what was what. To top it off, there was the rush of challenging (and beating) grown men in drag racing light tree simulation contests that were always part of the swap meets and car shows. As expected, my love for classic cars only grew as I got older.
At 19, I purchased my first project car–a 1967 Pontiac GTO convertible that I bought from a man in Texas.
That May, my step dad and I took the long road trip from Ohio in his old Dodge truck with no AC and vinyl seats. It was the longest, most uncomfortable ride of my life and it was a memory I wouldn’t trade for anything! Working on the GTO was my first “apprenticeship” into classic car restoration. I spent hours researching the GTO and worked on it faithfully alongside my step dad for 4 years. In that time, we had rebuilt the engine—not a 400, but an original 455 I chose for more power and speed—rebuilt the transmission, sandblasted and primed the body, and completed a full frame-off restoration. It was no longer the rust bucket full of dry grass we found when we dragged it off that empty field in Texas. The only thing left was to drop the engine and the transmission into the chassis. Sadly, I chose to sell it. A decision I regret to this day. Someday I will find that car again!
I shelved my passion for muscle car restoration for a few years while I was busy “adulting” until almost a decade later when I decided to spark it up again.
I purchased an old 1959 Triumph Roadster that was pretty sound mechanically with the intent of restoring the interior myself. After about 2 years of having some minor mechanical upgrades done on it, I lost interest and shifted to a 1965 Ford Econoline Van. What excited me most about the van was that my partner, Monica, shared an interest for it and wanted to restore it alongside me. We’ve had the van for a little over 2 years working on it little by little. Like with the GTO, both of us have spent countless hours researching about its parts and how to bring it back to life. So far, we’ve installed parts for the engine including the water pump and the radiator with a fabricated bracket, the fuel pump, the distributor, spark plugs and wires, and we converted from a generator to an alternator. We also restored and installed a different carburetor. We got her running, but there’s still lots to work on to get her moving. You can check out that adventure on Facebook.
As you can see, my passion for cars has never died. I have often wondered where I would be today if I would have been encouraged to pursue roles in the racing and automotive industries even though I was a girl. There was a point in my life when my step dad and I talked about me drag racing, but my mom was not a big fan of the idea.
My hopes for Femcanic Garage are that it will inspire women, young ladies, and girls to pursue the wrenching and racing trade on any level they wish. Even if they never get their hands dirty, I want to spark their curiosity and give them full permission to explore the automotive industry without the apprehension of “girls don’t do that”. I also want to reinforce through Femcanic Garage that just like Danica Patrick and the ladies on the TV show “All Girls Garage”, you don’t have to give up your lipstick if you like cars.
Introducing the - Femcanic Garage Podcast.
"As someone who has trouble talking to new people, I was happy that Jayme was able to make me feel so comfortable with her. She guided me through the conversation and made it fun and easy to share my experience. She’s an excellent interviewer and I am grateful that I got to be a part of this amazing platform."
"Femcanic Garage was my very first podcast ever and Jayme was incredible throughout the whole experience. Just listening to Femcanic Garage podcast is empowering, it's an ALL female based platform, where she interviews women in all positions within the automotive industry . They touch on real life events, workplace hardships and challenges females face in the automotive industry. I highly recommend women in our industry to reach out to Femcanic Garage and share their stories and others to go and listen to these women share amazing stories that make you reflect on your own day to day challenges! "
"This podcast is a perfect representation of women supporting and empowering women. Jayme and her guests pass along such valuable advice to the younger generation of Femcanic’s. I wish this type of positive message was around for me to hear when I was first starting out as an auto mechanic. When I was a guest, I felt so comfortable speaking with Jayme. She made me feel so supported and safe when sharing very sensitive stories about my experiences in the automotive industry. Thanks, so much Femcanic garage for sharing my story!"
"As a longtime fan of the Femcanic Garage podcast it was truly an honor to be interviewed by Jayme, it was so much fun! I have learned so much from her featured guests and commend the work she is doing to empower and bring light to the issues of women in the automotive industries. LOVE IT!"
"Being on the Femcanic Garage Podcast and speaking to Jayme was a unique and empowering experience. It is wonderful to have a safe and judgement-free platform to speak about what it’s like to be a woman in the automotive industry. Jayme conducts herself like a seasoned interviewer and she has a great voice! As a listener of Femcanic Garage Podcast I love to hear ladies talk about cars, working in the auto industry, and sharing their experiences."
I had so much fun talking to Jayme about the industry and my career. It was really refreshing that she didn't shy away from subjects that might be deemed too controversial for some like, LGBT, women in the industry, and an overall lack of diversity in our industry. These conversations need to be had if we want the industry to be more inviting to other types of people.
It was an honor to be a guest on the Femcanic Garage Podcast. Jayme is courteous, professional and passionate and it truly shows through her work and dedication to the industry.
Femcanic Garage has played a substantial role in advancing the participation of women in the automotive and motorsports industries through the dialectic of storytelling. Listeners are provided encouragement, empowerment and direction that stimulates growth, both personally and professionally. Participating in this podcast has been one of the highlights of my professional career.
I love to talk cars and I am passionate about empowering women. Femcanic Garage gave me the opportunity to do both while recording a podcast with Jayme and it was a blast! Less that 2% of working technicians are women, which is completely unacceptable. By giving voice to women in the Industry, Femcanic Garage is a part of the solution and I am proud to a part of the Femcanic community!
Jayme is an incredible host to work with. She made me feel so comfortable while I was sharing my story and experiences. Femcanic Garage is such an important podcast because it allows women in the industry to hear about all kinds of different opportunities and real, raw experiences that other women may have gone through, both good and bad.
Thank you, Jayme! I didn’t realize how much I needed what you’re doing until I was listening to your podcast and was hearing my story, or something very much like it, as experienced by other women in their journey; stories of self discovery, trials and triumphs. Thank you for what you do, it’s a beautiful thing.
It was my pleasure to be a guest on Femcanic Garage podcast. Jayme made the conversation easy, and is connecting amazing women in the automotive industry! Each episode brings light to the generation of women and were their dreams can take them.
Femcanic Garage is a place where you can go to find inspiration, encouragement and perseverance through other women’s stories. Jayme has created such a fantastic space for women to feel comfortable sharing their stories and experiences; it’s just like having a conversation with close friends or family.
Femcanic Garage is an amazing company that helps women and girls through the challenges they may face in the automotive industry. The podcast is a way for us females to stick together, help raise each other up, and possibly help others through situations we are encountering now. I am and always will be a Femcanic!
I was honored to be a guest on the Femcanic garage podcast! Jayme is doing a fantastic job of bringing to life real stories and experiences from ladies in the trade. Definitely a podcast worth listening to!
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