In addition to her time on “Garage Squad,” Heather Storm has been a long time actress, producer, fitness trainer, model, and businesswoman.
Fans of the Velocity Network TV show “Garage Squad” are likely familiar with the upbeat attitude and charisma of Heather Storm. She was a co-host on the show for five seasons before moving on. The self-proclaimed renaissance woman left the show to pursue other projects and adventures and was replaced by new co-host Cristy Lee.
As a fan of guns, camping, hiking, cars, and all things entertainment, Heather Storm has been keeping herself busy over her career, and that has not slowed down since she left “Garage Squad.” Her Instagram since leaving the show has been filled with pictures of her road trips across America in her 1965 Ford Mustang.
Most recently, Heather Storm has begun shifting gears more towards becoming a travel writer, chronicling her life in various destinations. Additionally, she began a Youtube series called “Drive Yourself Local,” which is still being promoted on her social media and website. It has 3800 subscribers and depicts her adventurers exploring America and taking in random tourist attractions she comes across along the way.
Let’s take a look at where Heather Storm is now.
Heather Storm’s Life
In addition to her time on “Garage Squad,” Heather Storm has been a long-time actress, producer, fitness trainer, model, and businesswoman. She co-founded and serves as CEO for a beverage and boutique event company called Black LAB Ventures, which has been going strong since 2011. Prior to that endeavor, she appeared in movies such as Nightingale and No Bad Days, as well as, appearing in many other TV series.
Growing up in Montana, Heather is also a lover of all things nature. This love has served her well in several instances as she explored new places and she has trekked through more than 20 countries around the globe. She has also been to remote areas on every major continent. Her wanderlust has not slacked, despite her many other roles, as she continues to be a self-proclaimed expert in finding amazing places off the beaten path.
Heather Storm appeared on MotorTrend’s “Garage Squad” from 2015 through 2018 as a co-host. During her time on the show, she revealed herself as a gearhead who picked up her talents and affinity for cars from spending years in the shop with her dad. She expressed that her dad always encouraged her love of cars and, in fact, desired to raise her to be a strong independent woman who could capably handle tools. She further noted that she loved working on the show and helping make car dreams come true for deserving folks.
Despite leaving the show after four seasons, it appears that there was no bad blood. MotorTrend continues to consider her a part of the family and was sad to see her go. It seems that her leaving was the result of her adventurous nature, and she felt it was simply time to explore new things. She was replaced with Cristy Lee and wished the team at “Garage Squad” the best of luck on her social media. Although fans will miss her bubbly personality, they can follow her on her new adventurers.
What She’s Doing Now
Heather Storm has moved on from Garage Squad to expand her horizons, it seems, as she now boasts an impressive array of new explorations. She began hosting her own Youtube show called “Drive Yourself Local,” in 2018 when she took her adventurous spirit and her 1965, numbers-matching 289 2-barrel Ford Mustang (largely touted as one of the best fixer upper classics available) on the road across America.
She also became the executive producer of “Awesome Autos” in 2019. The TV series pairs Heather Storm with Jim Cunningham as they explore car shows in various locations and delve into the culture surrounding the rides they find there. They interview proud owners and feature memories of the cars shown, adding an emotional aspect to draw viewers in, while simultaneously educating them about the history of the automotive industry.
Heather has really flexed her renaissance muscles by showing her diversity since leaving “Garage Squad.” In addition to her new ventures in TV series, Heather has continued to appear in many commercials and campaigns. She attended the 2019 SEMA event as a promoter/influencer and has starred in over 100 television commercials and many lifestyle campaigns involving such special interests as plant-based nutrition and wine pairing.
Since leaving “Garage Squad,” Heather Storm has also combined forces with Brad Fanshaw (previously from “Car Warriors”) and Dave Marek (ACURA Executive Creative Director) to create a podcast. The podcast, called “Man Seeks Adventure,” features discussions between the three about travel, food, wine, and cars. Although the show is advertised as a humorous take on “men’s humor,” Heather fits right in and even demonstrates how to mix a cocktail on each episode.
Clearly, Heather Storm has been very busy since leaving “Garage Squad,” and has begun many new and exciting ventures. She is an inspiration as a businesswoman and continues to inspire other females who are interested in the automotive industry. We are excited to see what other adventurers Heather sets her sights on in the future.
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About The Author
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Nikia Hunt inherited her love of cars from her dad as she grew up watching him work in his garage on everything from classics to diesel trucks. Currently a huge fan of American muscle and off-road-ready vehicles and with an acute interest in the future in EVs, Nikia splits her time between writing for HotCars and teaching high school language arts.
Nikia has many contributive works in several creative writing publications and holds a Master’s degree in English with emphasis in Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.