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Friday, 08 June 2018 16:50

Women With Wheelz To Be Featured at Hot August Nights in Reno

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Hot August Nights in Reno, NV, will be hosting Women with Wheelz this year, featuring a woman’s car show, a seminar and an NABC Recycled Rides car giveaway on August 9 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The event is being organized by Teresa Aquila, host of Teresa’s Garage Radio Show. Aquila is also a columnist, a mechanic and a huge advocate for women in collision repair and the automotive industry as a whole. 

Panelists for the seminar include Aquila; Carrie Willhoff, racer and owner of Race Chick; and Jeanette DesJardins of and co-host on Teresa’s Garage Radio Show. 

"It is going to be a day designed for the ladies in mind," Aquila said. "Our goal is to inspire the next generation of car enthusiasts with a day filled with a women's-only car show, to include a seminar and car giveaway. Women are becoming a bigger part of the whole picture in so many aspects of this industry. Events like this one can show the world what we're achieving on so many levels." 

Only registered female participants of Hot August Nights will be allowed entry. A sticker will be distributed during registration for the main event and placed on the Hot August Nights window decal to indicate that they are both a female-owned vehicle and Women with Wheelz show participant. The first 50 to register early will receive a gift from Teresa’s Garage Radio Show and Car Chix. 

After the panel, a car giveaway, courtesy of Allstate and Caliber Collision as part of NABC Recycled Rides, is scheduled for two recipients in need. One car will be donated to a breast cancer survivor chosen by Moms on The Run and another will be given to a female veteran. It will take place at 4:30 p.m. on the main stage outside the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.

Teresa's Garage Radio Show is broadcast on 1180 AM KCKQ every Tuesday at 2 p.m. PST. Her show's tagline is "Empowering Women One Wheel at a Time,” dedicated to women who dare to be different and desire to become more knowledgeable of how to care for their cars.

Willhoff is a renowned race car driver, the owner of and designer of a line of full racing suits. She currently races on Search for the Ultimate Streetcar, presented by Optima Batteries’ on MavTv, and was the highest-scoring woman in the series and the only woman to win an invitation into the prestigious OUSCI 2017 Invitational Event. In addition, she also races many road course autocross and drag racing events nationwide. She started in 2016 after recognizing the absence of women’s race gear and race-related apparel in the motorsports industry, and strives to empower and encourage women participation in racing. 

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