Honda PACT Program
Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
North American Festival of Speed
Porsche of San Diego
I began with a love of taking things apart and putting them back together. Sometimes there was a screw or two left over, but that’s why we start young right?!
Whether I was tinkering on motorcycles with dad, or restoring Model-T’s and Karmann ghias with grandpa, learning how things worked was cool.
I successfully completed the Honda PACT program in 2008. In 2009 became and automotive mechanic and worked in various racing series (Rolex, F430 Challenge, Redline) from 2008-2010. After travelling through Europe, I came back to work at Porsche (not as a mechanic) but was still able to appreciate the machines and participate in club events.
Today, I love to work on my Hondas, my 07 GSXR 750, and my 1946 Willy’s Jeep. It brings me joy to teach other women about their vehicles so they feel empowered and confident.
5/18/2023: SHEisSEMA Spotlight
5/16/2023: Bold Journey: Meet Talena Handley
10/25/2022: Women Shine at 2021 SEMA Show
10/6/2022: Meet Talena Handley with Canvas Rebel
3/7/2022: Ask The Expert with Rusto Garage
8/31/2021: Girlie Garage accepted to City SAIL program
6/22/2021: Accepted to REC Innovation Lab
4/23/2021: Burbon Friday YouTube Interview
10/9/2020: Union Tribune - San Diego Startup Month
10/7/2020: Aztec For Life - Winner Profile