JoAnn Bortles is the owner of Crazy Horse Painting—a motorcycle, bicycle, and hot rod custom paint shop in Charlotte, NC. With over 40 years in the industry, her life experiences have led her to be a welder, a car builder, a business owner, a writer, and the first woman to do A LOT of things in the skilled trades and motorsports industries. To name a few, JoAnn was the first woman to own a custom paint shop in the late 70’s, the first woman to have a woman-owned chopper motorcycle on the cover of Easyriders magazine, the first woman to work as a welder in a skilled-trades shop in Connecticut, and the leader of the powertrain team on the first all-female build at SEMA in 2012. Join us on this episode as this iconic Femcanic shares how her trailblazing life was a matter of survival. For JoAnn, hearing the word “no” did not stop her, it just made her go ahead “full throttle”.
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JoAnn has written nine books on custom painting and they can be purchased at: https://www.amazon.com/JoAnn-Bortles/e/B001H6PWGI?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1567715324&sr=8-1
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