This blog will expand on themes and topics first mentioned in my book, "The Automobile and American Life." I hope to comment on recent developments in the automobile industry, reviews of my readings on the history of the automobile, drafts of my new work, contributions from friends, descriptions of the museums and car shows I attend and anything else relevant to those interested in automobiles and auto history. Copyright 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016 by the author.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Auto Racing and Women -- some fast and not so fast early women automobile racers
Duchess of Marlborough (Balsan, Consuelo Vanderbilt) leaving Vanderbilt Cup races in auto, amid crowd. Westbury, L.I. Oct. 14, 1905
Woman drives at world's record speed of 109 miles an hour. Mrs. Gwenda Stewart, ... at wheel of her ... bantam car ... in which she seat a world's small-car speed record ... at Montlhery Track, near Paris
Katherine Drexel Dahlgren in her racing auto
[Woman putting water in radiator of Stutz Weightman Special no 26. on Benning race track, Washington, D.C., area]