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Speed Queens - A Secret History of Women in Motorsport

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Speed Queens is a history of women in motorsport, from the very beginning in 1897 to the modern era.

 

Tracing the different ways that women have found into motor racing and rallying, it covers over a century of stories across the world. Each chapter takes a particular event as an introduction to a racer and her contemporaries, taking a different theme each time and moving forward through history. Circuit racing and rallying are both covered. Much more than a collection of profiles and lists of achievements, it explores ideas including sportswomen as performers in the early 20th century, women, death and risk and how the expansion of small car production in the 1960s benefitted female drivers.

 

Some of the best-known female competitors such as Michele Mouton (rallying) and Lella Lombardi (Formula 1) make appearances, but Speed Queens is not just concerned with big names and historic “firsts”. For every woman to be the first to do something on wheels, there were usually several others vying for that honour. In this book, they are given back their place in the story and their relationships to one another examined.

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Condition Sync Code:
1000
Book Title:
Speed Queens - A Secret History of Women in Motorsport
Language:
English
Format:
Hardcover
Publication Year:
2023
Pages:
224
Author:
Rachel Harris-Gardiner
Sync Category Code:
261186
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