"I love all of my cars, but I do have a special place in my heart for my 1954 Chevy Bel-Air, because I did all of the bodywork on that one myself. Every one of my vehicles is drivable and I still have [my] very first car---a 1963 Chevy Impala that I bought when I was 18,” she said.
Even though her career as a mechanic hit its share of speed bumps along the way, Aquila still believes that women belong in the automotive repair industry.
"I tell young women all the time that it's still a male-dominated business, but if you stay focused and put your best foot forward in anything you do, you will be successful,” she said. “Don't ever let anyone dissuade you on your journey, because we're all on the same road---even though we're in different cars."