Event Coverage

The Ladies Offroad Garage (July 6-9, 2017) is an opportunity for ladies that love to be in the garage to network with other like-minded girls while learning additional skills from trained instructors.

"I meet amazing 'garage girls' across the country who feel like they are the only one.  My goal with this event is to be able to have them in one space where they can work together, empower each other and learn some new skills.   All while hosted by my team and myself in a fun and exciting style that we love to provide!"  ~ Charlene

2017 Ladies Offroad Garage

Day 1 - Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Fab SchoolThe event started with a kick-off dinner Wednesday night. Then, the ladies spent a full day at The Fab School on Thursday where they learned how to bend sheet metal into a bowl without cutting! After that, the ladies tried their hand at TIG welding. During their lunch break they were able to spend some time with a career services specialist who discussed the opportunities that are available in the fabrication industry. They finished the day with a great dinner with Brittany Westhoff from The Fab School who shared with the girls her journey in the offroad industry.

Day 2 - Friday, July 7, 2017

Day 2 of the Ladies Offroad Garage was filled with shop tours, where the ladies focused on the various elements of fabrication and garage aspects that each company uses. This includes the machinery, the technology, the manual labor, the skilled labor, and the years of business adjustments that help them be successful.

Day 3 - Saturday, July 8, 2017

Day 3 was spent on the trail, more specifically, in a 110' wash! The ladies got a full morning of offroad trail training where we got to utilize a Pull-Pal with Max Gremillion, a Hi-Lift Jack and a WARN Winch among other accessories that can help with recovery. After spending the day in 110 degree heat, they headed to sPOD where there was one more activity lined up - a trail welding experience with Premier Power Welder!

Day 4 - Sunday, July 9, 2017

Day 4 was a "day off". All of these ladies work extra hard at their day-to-day jobs, so when Charlene mentioned taking a day off to show them some California style fun, everyone was in. They hit some big stops: Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Venice Beach, and more. The live videos from this day are hysterical! Watch the videos below.