Welcome to Girls in the Garage!
Girls in the Garage is a series of free hands-on automotive and technology
workshops for women held about once a month during spring and fall semesters.
Girls in the Garage was started in December, 2010, by Pati Fairchild, an
Auto Collision instructor here at El Camino College, to show ladies that learning
more about auto maintenance and repair does not have to be scary - as a matter of fact, it’s pretty awesome!
Previous tech topics have included welding and soldering, automotive fluids,
engine and drive-train basics, jumper cable use, buying and changing tires,
windshield replacement, dent removal, headlight restoration, pinstriping,
custom painting, and even a scavenger hunt at a junkyard!
In March, Girls in the Garage is planning its biggest event yet - a car show and
vintage fashion exchange! In honor of Women’s History Month, all women are
invited to attend, with or without their cars, and see how fashion and car design
have changed over the years. The challenge for those bringing cars is to dress
like the year of your car.
Click on the flyer for more info, or contact Pati at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to participate in a workshop, present a workshop topic, or donate funds or materials to Girls in the Garage, please contact Pati at email@example.com.
Workshops are held from 9:00 AM to noon in the SHOPS building, room 400. Car show event is held 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
in parking lots J and K.
* Saturday, March 15, 2014 - Car Show & Vintage Fashion Exchange RSVP
* Saturday, April 12, 2014 – Topic: Oil & Fluids – Bring your car and change your own oil (yes, you!) RSVP
Previous Events - Photos & Videos
Click the events for photos and videos. If the event link is not active, we were having too much fun and forgot to take pictures!
| December, 2010 - Shop Intro
March, 2011 - Tire Changing and Headlight Restoration
April, 2011 - Automotive Fluids
May, 2011 - Welding and Cutting
June, 2011 – Upholstery and Custom Painting Flake
October, 2011 - Brakes
November, 2011 - Glass and Weather-strip
December, 2011 – Drive-train
March, 2012 – Hand Tools
April, 2012 – Bring a Project/Question Day
May, 2012 - Engine Basics
November, 2012 – Autobody Repair
September, 2013 - Tires and Jumper Cables
October, 2013 - Junkyard Scavenger Hunt
November, 2013 – Pinstriping
February, 2014 - Topic TBA