My name is AriAnna or most of you may have known me as @2JZGRL.
I grew up in Chesterfield, MO at Gateway Motorsports Raceway and started driving at the age of 8. My father had a TVR Tuscan (which was my first inline 6 and manual car I learned to drive on), a Pantera along with other fun cars. I was 13 years old when I took my first pass down the track and was hooked..literally and figuratively. Throughout the years I participated in drag racing, then auto cross and finally drifting. At the age of 21 I made the journey to the West Coast – Las Vegas NV to pursue the automotive world. From 2013-2017 I partially owned/managed a professional Formula Drift team and performance shop as well as starting Garage Girls Jewelry. I have since managed other Formula Drift teams, SCCA teams, pursued the exotic world as a specialist for Ferrari/Maserati, and now own a business / manufacturing consulting firm (Courte Consulting) as well as having my license in commercial real estate - retail.
In my free time I enjoy business, traveling, fine dining, and playing with cars. I recently took a month long trip to Europe with Adventure Drives. I drove the Nürburgring, drove the Autobahn, enjoyed Monaco, Switzerland, Italy, France, Germany, Prague, and London. When I returned to the states I flew straight to Car Week, and participated in the Daily Driven Exotics 'Members Only Rally" where we raced up the coastline to Monterey and Carmel of the Sea. The Quail was absolutely incredible to experience as it showcased over $1 Billion in crazy exotic cars. Otherwise you can usually find me at my desk, eating sushi, steak & lobster, or spontaneously traveling around the world. :) I’ve been called ambitious and driven (get it) a few times ;)
Here’s my lineup below..
1. Black on black 5 speed Lexus IS300 (my first born)
2. S14.5 240sx with an SR20 swap that I drift for fun (street car)
4. TVR Tuscan
7. Daily driver (changes all the time)
How Garage Girls Jewelry came to be:
I had been searching for years for jewelry & accessories for women. I found close to nothing when it came to rings, necklaces, and things like that. I decided to take it upon myself to make my own line of jewelry & accessories for women and men! I'm proud to say this business (that started out as a personal hobby) has grown into something I never thought possible. I strive to provide the best quality from my handmade pieces as well as from my manufacturers. Most of my products are hand made by me. This has also become my creative outlet away from my other business endeavors. I enjoy promoting a healthy, supporting, and uplifting role as a woman in the motorsports community. Also, I thought it was unfair that guys had all the cool stuff! So here it is, enjoy everyone! Thank you so much for supporting my small business.
In doing so, you're supporting a dream.
“If it’s not putting a smile on your face, food in your stomach, or money in your pocket, then it’s not f***ing worth it! -Arianna