Champion race car driver Elfrieda Mais, 41, circa Aug. 16, 1933. The Indianapolis-born Mais started working in 1910 as an airplane stunt woman and wing walker, but switched to racing cars by 1912. Mais was not allowed to race against men, but she competed in speed trails against the clock and stunt driving exhibitions.
Fay Taylour at Brooklands in She was known as “Flying Fay” and started out as a speedway motorcycle racer, she switched to cars full time in 1930 and she was still racing during the against drivers like Stirling Moss and Peter Collins.
Captain Eyston's Dancing Daughters’ is a musical/romantic comedy set in 1936 and is based on the true story of six attractive and fashionable female racing drivers (three English, one Scots, one Canadian and one Australian) sent by the MG car company to compete in the Le Mans 24 hour race; at that time the toughest, most glamorous and exciting race in the world. The title refers to the nickname given to the team by the press of the day.
Doreen Evans alla 24 Ore di Le Mans, nel 1935 La pilota Doreen Evans alla 24 Ore di Le Mans, un'importante gara automobilistica che si svolge ogni anno in Francia, fotografata il 23 marzo del 1935. Evans faceva parte della squadra britannica composta esclusivamente da donne che partecipò per prima a una gara automobilistica. (Fox Photos/Getty Images)