A Secret History of Women in Motorsport
Imprint: Pen and Sword History
224 Pages, 6.1 x 9.2 in, 16 mono illustrations
- April 2023
- In Stock
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 honor. In this book, they are given back their place in the story and their relationships to one another examined.