Grease Monkeys – tv miniseries
Loosely based on a true story, this coming of age tale is about two girls who crash the boys only club of high school car mechanics, train with a dedicated teacher and go on to astonish everyone by transforming themselves from laughing stocks to champions–the first girls to ever win the California mechanics contest.
Grease Monkeys script
They wanted to go where no girl had gone before. A contest that 50 years of history said was a men’s only club. But not only did these two teens buck seemingly insurmountable odds to qualify, when they got there, they beat the pants off the state’s toughest boys and won the California championship. For what? Being incredible car mechanics.
GREASE MONKEYS, loosely based on a true story, is a heartwarming tale imbibed with guiding life lessons. Through their teacher and a great aunt, the two high school seniors, Mandy and Stacy, learn wisdom and insight that will mold and shape them to grow and become accomplished women. And through their own good example, the girls become a source of inspiration for fellow teens, who are shown how hard work, perseverance and a belief in yourself can make ones dreams a reality.
Although Mandy and Stacy’s efforts are focused on driving through the auto obstacles, they must also must deal with lives outside of school. Challenges stemming from an abusive home life and the recent death of a parent. Along with the usual teen problems such as trying to fit in with the cool crowd and unraveling the mysteries of to-die-for romance.
This uplifting story will capture young adults who’ll find themselves rooting for and learning from identifiable peers who aren’t exceptional–only their desire is. But teenagers of all ages won’t be able to resist becoming caught up and compelled by the universal appeal of this real-life underdog story that is all heart.
GREASE MONKEYS commences with Mandy and Stacy as just average small town teens. They never accomplished anything exceptional. Never even bothered trying. But one day they heard about the California mechanics contest. The prizes could make their dreams come true. Mandy always wanted to be a designer and winning the scholarship prize would enable her to attend the art school her parents couldn’t afford. Stacy wanted to grab the prize of a major auto training program so she could become a fine tech, join a racing crew and become a great racer herself.
But there were quite a few road blocks in their way. First they have to take auto shop. The girls in Ramona High never do that and the boys wanted it to stay that way. From the first day, when they built up enough courage to push each other into the classroom, the guys make it a bullying hell. Even laughing out loud at their mechanical ineptitude. Laughing was their big mistake. That forged the women’s passion and deep determination. Determination they didn’t even know they could muster.
So these two best friends join forces and vow to make their classmates stop laughing. To earn their respect. Their admiration. And then beat them all to represent their school at the regional’s. Though their school hasn’t won the regional contest in over 25 years–a contest in which you’re given a disabled car and must race to find and repair 10 problems.
As dogged as Mandy and Stacy are, they couldn’t transform themselves without the dedication of an exceptional teacher. This would be Mr. Jordan. Though Jordan has been teaching one of the most dilapidated and ill equipped shop classes in the state for years, he used to be surrounded by the finest gear and conditions as a professional racer.
But the only way to improve Ramona’s program would be to attract big sponsors like car companies–attracting by producing a contest winner. Something Jordan hasn’t done in many years and he’s constantly tormented by the winning teacher from the nearby wealthy private school.
In Jordan’s mind’s eye, his potential winners didn’t look like two little girls. But he kept an open mind, was bowled over by Mandy and Stacy’s enthusiasm and worked hard training them after school. A highly unconventional training that made the girls start thinking he’s half insane. But they believe he’s wholly brilliant when the hours and hours of training have them driving into competitive land.
At the school contest, the underdogs face off against their enemy, an uncouth and vicious football hero, and everyone’s big favorite. The girls defeat him and stun the whole school. And finally win the respect of the auto shop boys.
Next, the plucky girls go on to face off against two guys they hate–demons from the nearby private school–who unleash dirty tricks. But the girls have the last laugh at the California championship. Defeating them and amazing everyone in attendance. No one gave the obscure backwater school of Ramona a chance in hell of beating the large wealthier schools. No one will make that mistake again. And look out when they next roar into the National contest.