Sara happy with sumps or stilettos
By CHRISTIAN STANGER
A MECHANIC by day and a model by night, Nerang's Sara Marsh has the best of both worlds.
The 16-year-old self-confessed carnut has an insatiable drive to succeed in the 'man's world' of the garage and is fast making her dream a reality, finishing a TAFE course and securing an apprenticeship while also working as a part-time model.
Sara is the youngest in her TAFE class but is proving she can match it with the guys and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty when she's under the hood.
"I've always loved cars and my dad has been a pretty big influence in that department and I guess I've taken on his love for mechanics and motorsport," she said.
Sara said her long-term ambition is to get into rally driving, but first she wants to learn all she can about about the cars she drives and get a trade behind her.
"Doing an apprenticeship is great because being a rally driver or a model is not the most stable profession, so having a trade behind me means I will always have a secure future," she said.
As a Year 10 student at Varsity College, Sara spent one week at Malcolm's Automotive Service Centre in Nerang for work experience, and manager Malcolm Stewart was so impressed with her enthusiasm and ability, he took her on as an apprentice straight away.