Courtney Hansen

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Courtney Hansen
BornCourtney Jane Hansen
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Website
http://www.courtneyhansen.com
 
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Courtney Hansen
BornCourtney Jane Hansen
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Website
http://www.courtneyhansen.com

Courtney Hansen [1][2] is an American television host/personality, syndicated columnist, author, and actress.

Biography

Hansen was born October 2 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Gerald John "Jerry" and Constance Dunlop (Walker) Hansen. Her father is a winner of 27 SCCA national racing championships. Her family owned Brainerd 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.[3]

Career

After graduating with a degree in marketing from Florida State University, she undertook a corporate job in marketing. After leaving corporate work, Hansen hosted the Jack Nicklaus pilot Killer Golf and segments on the Travel Channel, worked as a fashion and fitness model, and was on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine and Muscle & Fitness.[citation needed]

Hansen hosts Spike TV's Powerblock, which is composed of four half-hour automotive shows. She also hosted a special for Spike TV called Great Builds.[citation needed] She is the host of Fox Sports Net's travel adventure show Destination Wild.[citation needed] In the past she was the host for TLC's automotive-themed shows Overhaulin', Rides, and Million Dollar Motors.[4] Hansen has been a spokesmodel for Matco Tools,[citation needed] Dodge,[citation needed] and Rolls-Royce.[4] Her participation in Overhaulin' was far from superficial; she helped out with the disassembling and assembly of cars for the show.[citation needed]

Additionally, she wrote a column for FHM,[citation needed] and currently[when?] writes a nationally syndicated automotive column titled "Courtney Hansen: Full Throttle", and is the published author of The Garage Girl's Guide To Everything You Need To Know About Your Car (ISBN 1581825196), a book offering women and first time car buyers advice on how to care for their cars.

Hansen hosts Autoweek’s Vinsetta Garage for Discovery Channel’s Velocity network. The show is named after Vinsetta Garage, a century-old Detroit landmark that Autoweek Magazine saved from demolition. The garage serviced everything from carriages to Ford Model Ts to Chevrolet Corvettes.[3]

Notes

  1. ^ Minnesota Department of Health. Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2004.
  2. ^ U.S. Public Records Index Vol 2 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Bio Official Courtney Hansen Website". http://www.courtneyhansen.com/bio. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Patrick Talent Agency". http://www.patricktalent.com/onAirDetail.jsp?restrictids=nu_repeatitemid&restrictvalues=2161392210281142223055734&Sex=Female. Retrieved 20 December 2011.