About the Gearhead Girl

I’m Jennifer Harrington, the writer behind The Gearhead Girl. I hope to share my enthusiasm for the automobile and to empower individuals to tackle their projects in the garage and to learn a few tidbits about the modern car’s 135-or-so-year history. Perhaps I will be able to give some insight on how to do things, the latest happenings in the automotive industry, and products that I’ve discovered. 

A Little Bit About Myself

Jennifer Harrington

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve had a passion for the automobile. Growing up in a family with several car enthusiasts, I wasn’t afraid to help turn wrenches under the hood and attended countless car shows and racing events every year.

After being accepted into my high school’s mass communications program, I discovered a love for writing. I decided in the ninth grade to pursue a career in automotive journalism. In college, I managed to confuse every academic adviser I had as I majored in journalism and minored in mechanical engineering technology. After I explained it to them, they understood.

During college, I landed an internship, and later a full-time position, as a copy editor at a now-defunct publication called Automobile Quarterly. Several months after I left the company, I found myself copy editing at Car and Driver. Throughout the years, I’ve freelanced for a few other outlets. And now here I am, writing for my own website/blog, The Gearhead Girl.

Today, I still enjoy attending various events, whether it’s the local cars and coffee to overseas trips like the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Goodwood Festival of Speed. I’m also not afraid to get my hands greasy and work on my own cars, even if the task seems intimidating.

Thanks for sliding into the passenger seat and coming along for the ride.

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