My girlfriend got scholarships to become and auto mechanic (she's not quite as good as she thinks she is, LOL) then she found she was pregnant with her first daughter (the one that wants to become a mechanic). It's kind of hard to get close when you're nine months pregnant so she dropped the course. Then she got scholarships to do autobody, the same day she found out she was pregnant with her second daughter and she let that go too for the belly in the way reasoning.
The oldest is 14 and claims to have no interest in boys (or girls for that matter), so once we get back and I'm working on the truck over the summer I'll show any of the three gilrs that want to what I'm doing and explain why. I'll be happy if they can change their oil, put on a spare and do the little things so they're not completely helpless.
I like working on my vehicles, I find it relaxing. Plus there is always the sense of accomplishment at the end.