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Fast Ladies – female racing drivers 1888 to 1970



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Fast Ladies – female racing drivers 1888 to 1970
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By Jean-Franηois Bouzanquet
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Hardback • 23.9x29cm • 176 pages • 400+ colour and b&w photos

ISBN: 978-1-84584-225-3

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Features

• Liberating stories of the daring women of the car racing world
• Captivating personalities; and extraordinary lives!
• Covers almost a century of motor racing from 1888 to 1970
• Evocative period photographs and illustrations

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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.

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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. 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, the sister of Stirling; the blonde Marie-Claude Beaumont of the Le Mans 24 Hours and her impressive Chevrolet Corvettes, and many more 'fast ladies.' Over forty unique portraits of daring, brave women who took part in speed records events, rallies and Grand Prix races.

Independent Reviews

"For the female AND male racing enthusiast, this book is a must for reference as well as the coffee table. The pictures are just stunning." – Chester Standard

"A veritable sage 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 record events, rallies and Grand Prix races." – Startline

"Most impressive is the picture research, which shows lesbian racer and Nazi spy Violette Morris at home and the first shot I've seen of Bob Cowell after he became Roberta ..." – Motor Sport

"It is clear that lady drivers were regarded by the Press of the day as a bit of a novelty, as so many of the excellent photos used show ladies sat on the bonnet or roof of their car adjusting their make-up! It is nice to see Jowett getting a small mention in this super book." – Jowetteer

"I really enjoyed this large format book which is good value even at a cover price. if only for the wonderful 'period' photographs which abound. Buy the book and enjoy it, but if you leave it on the coffee table chain it down or it may disappear with your guests." – The Motor Cycling Club

"As an illustrated survey of female participation in a largely male-dominated sport since before the turn of the last century, this superbly illustrated book takes some beating." – SpeedScene

"Almost 50 drivers are covered in detail while the records in the appendix are vitally interesting." – The Sacred Octagon

"Fast Ladies is a fascinating new book ... lavishly illustrated." – Irish Tatler

"BOOK OF THE MONTH. Jean-François Bouzanquet has done an impressive job. Circuit racers and rally drivers are covered and there is a great selection of period photographs." – Classic & Sports Car

"Illustrated with exquisite period photography." – Vintage Racecar

"This book contains some fascinating photos ... some great anecdotes too ..." – New Zealand Classic Car

"This book is well worth the purchase price for no other reason than it chronicles a wealth of women race drivers largely unknown in motorsport …" – www.good-guys.com

"Bouzanquet interweaves into his straightforward history, narrative descriptions of a number of important races as well as identifying countless less known and diverse events that verify women’s uninterrupted interest in motorsports. Bouzanquet, in other words, demonstrates a high regard for “toutes les femmes” to whom he dedicates this book." – velocetoday.com

   

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