Her father is a winner of 27 SCCA national racing championships. From her family owned Brainerd International Raceway and she grew up in Orono, Minnesota , and spent lots of 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.
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While also serving as executive producer of the new series, Hansen is a co-host of The Ride alongside world-renowned car designer Troy Ladd. On the show, which airs for the first time on January 26 and 27, Hansen and Ladd repair, restore and re-imagine a favorite car that got separated from its former owner somewhere along the highway of life. Once the car has been brought back up to snuff and made even better with the latest bells and whistles, Hansen and Ladd present it to the former owner. And, since car submissions are made by family members unbeknownst to the ex-owners, the surprise factor is very, very high. With shooting wrapped on the first season, Hansen had some time to talk to RealClearLife about the show, her favorite rides, and being a woman in a male-dominated industry. I just thought about that for a while. I dreamed of working with Troy and brought the concept to him. He loved it and had been thinking of something similar so we were right on the same page. Everybody has a car, if they care at all about them or has a special time in their past with a particular model, that they feel a special connection with. If you really love cars that connection runs even deeper.
Car lover Courtney Hansen is perfectly happy to roll up her sleeves, check under the hood and get some grease on her hands. She is also a gutsy woman who wants other women to feel comfortable driving, fixing and buying cars, and when she has a vision, she refuses to take no for an answer. Her unique reality show gives car owners a chance to be reunited with that one ride that got away, including the beloved ride someone had to sell when the owner fell on hard times. Hansen finds the original car, she and her team meticulously repair, restore and re-imagine the ride, and create a fantasy version of the dream car that got away. At the end of each episode, Hansen gives them the surprise of a lifetime. I feel like cars have always been in my blood. I think I was born loving cars. As early as I can remember, I loved them.
Our celebrity speakers bureau has successfully aligned talent like Courtney Hansen with companies needing a guest speaker for conventions, conferences, trade shows, graduations, store grand opening, product launches and much more. Courtney Hansen just began her 7th season as vibrant and loveable host of Spike TVs two-hour Powerblock," where she is seen every Sat and Sun in a block of programming comprised of four automotive shows, during which she knowledgeably talks cars with celebrity guests and shows off million dollar rides, rare classics, tricked vehicles, and cars belonging to Jay Leno and other famous collectors. Courtney takes viewers on exciting vacation adventures across the United States, showing off towns and fearlessly tackling adventure sports from Class 5 white water rafting and motorcycle rallies to rodeo events and Olympic bob sledding. Courtney first attained popularity and a devoted worldwide following as the gorgeous, spunky co-host of TLCautos hit car makeover show Overhaulin, where she worked with automotive design legend, Chip Foose, transforming a viewers scrappy ride into an ultimate show car in one week. The show continues to air across the world on TLC and Discovery. Hansen got her start in the business as host of the Jack Nicklaus comedic pilot Killer Golf and on a documentary for the Travel Channel titled, Miami: Feeling the Heat. The book is targeted towards women and first time car owners. She also writes a bi-weekly syndicated newspaper column found throughout the US and Canada titled Courtney Hansen: Full Throttle, where she discusses various automotive topics and allows readers a glimpse into her personality and life experiences. This prestigious award recognizes women who combine talent with that little something extra that allows them to break free from convention to live life with style and attitude.