Ride of Your Life with Courtney Hansen brings together an all-star squad of the nation’s deadliest custom automobile makers under the direction of one of the most gifted women in the car restoration industry. Courtney and her crew build customized cars for deserving individuals.
Who is Courtney Hansen?
For fans of “Hot rods” who watch Spike TV, Fox Sports Channel, and TLC, Courtney Hansen needs no introductions. You may see her on PowerNation TV or as the face of Hot Rod Magazine and Muscle & Fitness as a syndicated writer and TV broadcaster.
Born on 2nd October 1974 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, She is also famous as the daughter of Gerald John Jerry, a 27-time SCCA national racing champ. Overshadowed by her dad’s legacy, She eventually succeeded in building her own name after rising to fame as a model, TV personality, and published writer.
Throughout her life, the 48-year-old beauty has accomplished some truly astounding feats. She quit her marketing position at a large corporation to focus solely on Killer Golf for the Travel Channel, and that was the beginning of everything. She started modelling, which led to her being featured on the covers of “Hot Rod” and “Muscle & Fitness” magazines.
What’s more? The beauty queen was named among the FHM’s top 100 prettiest women in 2005. She was given the privilege of modelling for Rolls Royce, Matco Tools, and Dodge. Additionally, in 2014 Hansen took on the role of spokesperson for Endurance Warranty Services LLC.
She previously authored a column for FHM before the publication of her book. As a result, she eventually started a career writing syndicated columns for the newspaper’s automobile section. Furthermore, Courtney is both an actress and a producer.
Courtney first made her screen debut in the movie “Goodbye Lover” (1998). Some of her best-known roles are from the films PowerBlock (1984), The Ride That Got Away (2019), and Destination Wild (2006).
Working on new show “Ride of your life with Courtney Hansen.”
Upon her successful show “The Ride That Got Away,” a television program with an automotive motif, developed, funded, and executive produced by Courtney Hansen in 2018, she is up with her new TV show “Ride of your life with Courtney Hansen.” The program premiered on 8th September 2022 and broadcasts every Wednesday on Motortrend TV and Motortrend Plus.
In the show, Courtney and her inspirational crew create fantastic automobile marvels that look like stuff from imagination. Every now and then, these amazing crew members strive to create these beautiful personalized creations to improve the lives of those who have experienced various traumas and disappointments.
Each day, these amazing people labour together to create these beautiful personalized creations to improve the lives of those who have experienced various traumas and disappointments. The team surprises these worthy people and families in their neighbourhood after each episode with the customized automobile of their fantasies and tries to create a positive difference in each of their lives.
Ride of your Life with Courtney Hansen Cast
1. Mike Cook
Mike Cook is the son of the iconic carmaker Steve Cook and Kim Cook. Unsurprisingly, he has been the manager at Steve Cook Creations, parts expert, body technician, and social media expert.
He is from Oklahoma and a fourth-generation automotive fanatic from both maternal and paternal family lines. Cook has operated on a variety of antique vehicles, including Ridler Award winners, Brass Era automobiles, Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance exhibition champions, and Goodguys Custom Rod of the Year.
He has also been featured in many other shows involving Monster Garage, America’s Got Talent with Dr Danger, MTV’s Jackass Tribute to Evel Knievel, and American Daredevils.
He is also a retired motorbike daredevil with many accomplishments, including a World Record for Walls of Fire by riding through on a Motorcycle (21 walls), Longest Tandem Person Motorcycle Jump (113ft) with Trigger Gumm.
2. Jesse Spade
Jesse Spade is the project manager at ROYL (Ride of Your Life) Garage and the proprietor of Jesse Spade Designs, LLC. He started his career in automobiles as a service porter at a regional Jeep franchise while in high school.
At 19 years old, he created a 1976 Datsun 280Z, his first bespoke vehicle there. Jesse’s passion then shifted to customized Jeeps, which resulted in becoming the center of his profession for the subsequent two decades.
Jesse developed a passion for hot rods as well, creating his own Jeep Rod out of a 1950 Jeep CJ-3A that debuted at SEMA in 2012. Gradually, his enthusiasm for creating motorbikes overcame his passion for creating Jeeps, and he switched to creating motorbikes full-time.
3. Jackson Conn
4. Will Posey
Will Posey develop a fascination as a young boy for hot rods while helping his dad, Jimmy Posey, in the workshop? He started assisting his dad at the age of 12 and built his first motor when he was 14.
He graduated from McPherson College, Kansas, with a degree in Automobile Restoration. Will gain experience in the field at a range of diverse businesses before establishing Big Oak Garage alongside his father in 2007.
His stunning and distinctive creations have appeared in several prestigious publications and been displayed at the prestigious SEMA Show in Las Vegas. He has been awarded many titles, including Best GM Design Classic Vehicle, Top 5 at the Barrett-Jackson Cup, and Street Machine of the Year.
5. Caleb Harris
Celeb Wayne Harris also referred to as RJ, is a 26-year-old automobile builder from East Tennessee. He grew up with his father’s tales of hot rodding.
With the help of his brother-in-law, he developed a natural flair for welding and built his first truck when he was 18 years old. He also participated in the 2016 SEMA show.
6. Dusty Pack
Before Dusty Joe could drive, he established a passion for the automobile industry that grew over the subsequent 25+ years into a lifetime obsession. Starting with him operating in the workshop with his grandpa and moving on to customizing his own cars, Dusty’s practice has now grown into a full-time company.
The former avionics mechanic and professional electrician founded the JOPAC Autoworks on November 1st, 2013, in Oklahoma City. Ever since, his business has expanded into a renowned firm in the city, specializing in custom suspension, assembly, restoration, and alterations.