Fast Ladies

female racing drivers 1888 to 1970

It took a great deal of determination on the part of women to sweep aside male resistance from the inner circles of the motoring world. A veritable saga with a wealth of illustrations spanning almost a century of motor racing. Over forty unique portraits of daring, brave women who took part in speed records events, rallies and Grand Prix races.

Synopsis


It took a great deal of determination on the part of women to sweep aside male resistance in the inner circles of the motor sport world. Discover the statuesque Camille du Gast of the 1903 Paris-Madrid race; dancer Hellé Nice, the ‘Bugatti queen'; Violette Morris, the ‘Hyena of the Gestapo'; the smiling rally driver, Gilberte Thirion; the sporting Annie Soisbault; Pat Moss, sister of Stirling; the blonde Marie-Claude Beaumont of the Le Mans 24 Hours and her impressive Chevrolet Corvettes, and many more 'fast ladies.' A veritable saga with a wealth of illustrations spanning almost a century of motor racing. Here are forty unique portraits of daring, brave women who took part in speed records events, rallies and Grand Prix races.

About the author


Jean-François Bouzanquet lived in a family where automobile was spelt with a capital A. A lifelong collector and racing driver in historic competitions, he had the good fortune to rub shoulders with such "goldmines of memory" as Jaques Potherat, Marc Nicolosi, Jean-Louis Moncet and Johnny Rives, who were to inspire in him a love of history.

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-787112-06-3 • eV number: eV5206 • Published: August 2017 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £9.99 / $10.99 / €11.99 (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

V4225 • Hardback • 29x23.9cm • £14.99 • 176 pages • 436 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-84584-225-3 • UPC: 636847042257. Price subject to change, P&P extra.

Fast Ladies

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