Inside Sydney’s old Sweeney garage

If you are already intrigued by Sweeney in Sydney tranceAnd You might want to look away now, because it’s about to get a lot cooler.

The actress is a fan of vintage cars – and not just from afar. collecting rare and old fashion models; finds new parts online; It restores vehicles on its own. If you think this sounds like an old-school boys’ game, get ready, because times change, and Sweeney’s TikTok, syds_garage, is proof of that.

“I’ve always been a big fan of vintage cars,” Sweeney says. At eBay Motors’ New York Auto Parts Show at the Classic Car Club in Manhattan, we admired the newly restored cherry red Bronco. “My babysitters (twin sisters) when I was little, they actually used to be race car drivers, I used to go to the track a lot, and I thought I’d be a race car driver when I got older.”

Sweeney knows her hobby has caught her eye because of how “random” and rare it feels for a Generation Z woman, but she hopes her openness about it helps break down gender roles that exist in the world of vintage cars and reinforce the fact that women don’t wear has no limits.

“I think people shouldn’t be afraid to put themselves in a male-dominated environment,” she says. “Like, I know there’s a lot to learn, and I think it’s okay not to know everything. You don’t learn unless you’re there and put yourself out there, so I think if we just support women and push them to try harder and challenge ourselves, we’ll get there. “.

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The star, who plays Cassie Howard in the hit HBO dark drama, wore a taupe jumpsuit by Outerknown for the event, featuring her name patch and black heels — very mechanical chic. There is no sparkle trance Shiny or metallic eyeshadows are in sight, she keeps it simple with black eyeliner and lets her hair style downward in casual soft waves.

“It’s the first time anyone’s seen it,” she says of her 1969 Ford Bronco, petting and staring at her side as if it were her first child—which, in a sense, is. On her TikTok, the actress was sharing videos of her fixing the car – her first major restoration project – inside the auto shop owned by her best friend’s father. Coincidentally, this friend’s father is Rod Emory, whose Outlaw Porsche 356s have been produced by Emory Motorsports since the 1990s.

“He built and restored the most beautiful vintage Porsches, and I somehow convinced him to let me bring my Bronco into the shop—because he only does Porsches,” Sweeney says. “So he cleared a small section for me, walked me, and … he and the people in his shop helped me and taught me how to do everything, for there is so much to learn, and I don’t know absolutely everything.”

Sweeney says she’s worked on the car for a year and a half, “which is a good amount of time,” and her next car will take three years to fully restore it. When I ask what that car is, I smile. “It’s a surprise,” she says.

“It’s really private,” she adds, pausing to decide if she wants to reveal more. “Rod is glad I’m doing it.” This is. Our girl, the movie star, the actual real mechanic, is doing a Porsche restoration. Oh, TikTok content.

Meanwhile – as if she doesn’t have an entire Hollywood career to focus on either – Sweeney is also fixing a blue 1967 Ford Mustang, which she calls Britney. The beautiful old car has appeared several times on TikTok in Sweeney recently, and it says restoration It won’t take long, it’s just going to change the engine. unofficial.

While admiring the other cars on the scene at eBay Motors’ first auto parts show in New York — a bright blue Hellcat Pacifica minivan, a six-wheeled Ford Ranger from the ’90s, and a hybrid Prius by racer Emelia Hartford — the actress shares that she can’t wait until You have an entire garage full of old dream cars. “I like to collect them,” she says. It’s very difficult to pick a favorite car, but when I asked her what Cassie would be perfect, she replied, “I feel like Cassie would love being in a Nate truck.”

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