This post is part of the Girl Mechanic of the Month series where we feature a real-life girl mechanic and some of her best work and let her tell us a bit more about her story.
Why, you ask?
Well, first, because girl mechanics are somewhat of a rarities and by that I don’t mean those cuties posing in short shorts in front of a friend’s Integra and tagging the picture with #girlmechanics on her Instagram! I mean REAL girl mechanics, working on REAL cars, getting dirty with REAL grease. And every time I come across a real girl mechanic like that I just want to show her to the world to prove everybody that they really exist.
So, our website seemed to me the perfect place to do that!
Also, being a car mechanic myself, I always thought it would be great to have more girls around. It’s always a guy thing. You work with guys, ride with guys, talk with guys, race against other guys, guys jokes and such. It sure lacks a bit of a feminine touch sometimes. And, sorry, car show girls just don’t make the cut!
And finally, I have to admit it, who doesn’t like a cute girl in a mechanic suit? 😉
This month’s gal comes from Russia and she’s not exactly your regular girl mechanic. Working in an auto body repair shop where she showcase a talent many of us wish we could master as well as she does: airbrushing! I totally fell for her style and the artwork she creates and I bet you will too.
So, without any further ado, let me present to you the featured girl mechanic of the month:
MD – First things first, what’s your name?
NK – Natali Koledova.
MD – And how old are you?
NK – 25 years old.
MD – Where do you live?
NK – Penza, Russia.
MD – How did you learn the trade?
NK – I started airbrushing 2 years ago. I started to work for Автолак сервис, where I work now. Little by little, I started to do all the work myself. Now I can prepare the surface to be painted, paint and airbrush.
MD – Where do you work?
NK – I’m an airbrush artist and I work at Автолак сервис, an auto repair shop.
MD – What kind of car do you drive?
NK – Kia Cerato Coup. My car is red beauty coupe. I chose it because it is beautiful and kinda saucy. I think it is perfect for an energetic 25 years-old girl. I can also drive a motorcycle and I own a Gilera DNA 180.
MD – Most importantly, do you drive stick?
NK – Yes
MD – American, Japanese or European?
NK – I really like the old American cars but I also like the quirkiness of Japanese cars.
MD – Do you have some kind of side project?
What are you working on as a hobby?
Tell us a bit about it.
NK – I do styling of retro scooter because I really like retro style. You can find it at #soretroproject.
MD – What is your dream car?
NK – Having a few different cars is my dream. Fiat 500, Mazda mx-5, Dodge challenger. Of course, I do not want a car of new generation.
It’s funny because I have chosen one European, one American and one Japanese car. The point is that I really love all kinds of unusual and interesting cars.
MD – What do you like most about the job?
NK – Creation. I like that I don’t sit in a boring office.
MD – What do you hate most about the job?
NK – Sometimes, it can be very hard for me. And I hate when people say that this job is not for women.
MD – If you had one advice for beginner auto mechanics, what would it be?
NK – You should really love your job. Only then will you be a good technician.
MD – If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would it be?
NK – I think it would be my muse Kat von D.
MD – If you won $20 million in the lottery, what would you do with the money?
NK – First of all, I’d help my friends. Next, maybe I will travel and start my own business.
MD -17. A penguin walks through your front door wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
NK – Penguin says that everything is possible.
MD – Where can people reach you?
NK – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
Email: [email protected]
MD – Any last shoutout or thank yous?
NK – I am very grateful to my job “Автолак сервис” and the people I work with.
Thanks a lot for your attention. I’m sorry for my English.
That’s it for this month! I hope you liked it!
Make sure you come back next month for another “Girl Mechanic of the Month” post! Also if you are one yourself or if you know some girl mechanic who would like to get featured here, leave a comment below, send us an email to: [email protected] or reach us on any social media and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
In the meantime, cheers and have a nice day!