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Thu Apr 17 2014 12:54:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Circa 1933 Germaine Rouault picture near a Salmson-

Germaine Rouault raced in sportscar and Grand Prix races from the 1930s to the 1950s, as well as competing in rallies, as a driver and co-driver.
She was born in 1905, in France.

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Thu Apr 03 2014 02:37:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bamboo mama


Thu Apr 03 2014 02:39:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

I like GOLD. Haute contrast.


Sun Jan 26 2014 20:21:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

German actress Bridget Helm posed with Mercedes-Benz circa 1929.

"Brigitte Helm (March 1906 – June 1996) was best known for her dual role as Maria and her double, the Maschinenmensch, in Fritz Lang's 1927 silent film Metropolis."

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Sun Jan 05 2014 18:07:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Dane Rowe was a sidecar-racer in the late 1960′s and 70′s, racing with her husband, sidecar innovator Rudy Kurth.

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Mon Jan 06 2014 15:49:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Doris Piepenburg, glasses by Optik Meier.


Thu Dec 12 2013 23:05:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Pretty lady + a MB 560SL


Wed Nov 27 2013 19:51:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cutie on a '51(?) Ford


Tue Nov 19 2013 22:01:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Kitty Brunell and her Singer N° 49
1928 Monte Carlo Rally.

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Sun Nov 10 2013 02:29:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

An African American woman poses next to car on Mulford Street, Homewood (Pittsburgh, PA), c. 1937

Photo Credit: Teenie Harris Archive, 1920-1970 © Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA.


Fri Nov 08 2013 18:14:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"Joan La Coste was behind the wheel of her racecar. Joan was proclaimed "the fastest woman in the world" in 1926.

Blogger Deadly Curves has written a wonderful 2-part article about this long forgotten she-racer. Read more about Joan's hardships and successes--
Part I:
Part II:

Photo Credit:© Bettmann/CORBIS


Fri Nov 08 2013 18:34:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1964 Palm Beach, FL.

If she were wearing shoes I would assume she owns the Rolls Royce and not the Model A in the background.

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Wed Nov 06 2013 22:37:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jaguar E-type & Brunette Model.

This brown and green color combo could not be better.

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Wed Oct 30 2013 18:05:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"Kitty Brunell was the daughter of the famed motoring photographer WJ (Bill) Brunell. Kitty from a young age competed in numerous car rallies including Monte Carlo.

The picture was taken in October 1929 as she prepares her she prepares her English Talbot14/45 for the Monte Carlo Rally."

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Tue Oct 29 2013 15:05:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"Aloha pictured here in front of a Model T was the first woman to circle the globe in an automobile.

The Wanderwell Expedition, an incredible story from the 1920’s. This adventure epitomizes the durability of the Model T Ford and demonstrates the bravery of a pair of adventurers who helped forge the early days of romantic motorized exploration.

Captain Walter Wanderwell, an adventurer, inventor and former sailor with an itch for world travel, conceived the notion of circling the globe by automobile."

Read the rest of Walter & Aloha's story:

For a more "historical" version about Aloha Wanderwell:

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Tue Oct 22 2013 21:17:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A photo of Italian racing driver Maria Teresa de Filippis. Maria participated in 5 World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on May 18th 1958.

"De Filippis was a pioneer in motor racing, a sport dominated by men, and no woman would race in Formula One for a further 15 years. Fellow Italian Lella Lombardi competed between 1974 and 1976 and remains the only female to have finished a Formula One race in a point-scoring position. Four other women have since competed in the sport."

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Tue Oct 08 2013 22:51:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Fri Oct 04 2013 17:00:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Fellow pixacar member Tammy"The Wrench" posted a photo of Joan Newton Cuneo last week. Thanks to her posting, I discovered that there is an entire book about this early she-racer.

"Author Elsa A. Nystrom, in her book, Mad for Speed, has determined that by the time of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Car Carnival, the decision to ban women from competition had already been made; it had nothing to do with Cuneo’s remarkable successes, her supposed role in the banning of women from racing plays a part of Nystrom’s saga, but there is a larger, more interesting story here."

Review of the book, links to purchase & more photos:
Photo source:Courtesy Harriet Newton Draper


Wed Aug 28 2013 20:29:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The lucky car in the background is a 1953 Rolls-Royce.

"The Model is wearing a Digby Morton’s camel’s hair-and-wool suit with a felt cloche by Knox, Milch leather bag, walnut earrings by Coro, and Yardley ‘Vivid’ lipstick."

Photo Credit:Clifford Coffin

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Thu Aug 01 2013 20:40:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Gloria Grahame sitting in a Jeep.

Gloria was an American stage, film and television actress.
Grahame began her acting career in theatre, and in 1944 she made her first film for MGM; a featured role in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

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Fri Jul 05 2013 19:29:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Possibly by Jaques Lartique, the noted child French photographer of the early 1900s. Peugeot?


Fri Jun 07 2013 13:20:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Audrey Hepburn entering limo late 1950s.


Thu Jun 06 2013 15:32:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"Although bearing a strong outward resemblance to its predecessor and continuing the previous numbering system, the 300 SL Roadster was much more than a Gull Wing with a soft top. Even though the radiator, motor, transmission, front suspension and numerous small parts were interchangeable, substantial chassis changes allowed for installation of a lower roll center single pivot trailing arm rear axle to replace the prior dual pivot system. With this rear axle change the Roadster's corning performance was much more neutral and the tendency to oversteer was reduced significantly. Wheel width was increased to 5.5" and the standard axle ratio was changed to 3.89:1 for cars designated for USA delivery with the previous ratios remaining available upon special order.
A major revision of the space frame design accommodated conventional doors also allowed for roll-down windows. A removable hard top was available as an extra cost option. Instrumentation was revamped along with revised heating/ventilation controls.
Fuel tank capacity was decreased to make room for the spare tire and to provide a modicum of trunk space. Headlight and taillight designs were altered to provide a more contemporary appearance.
The total number of Roadsters produced between 1957 and 1963 was 1858." Photo by F. C. Gundlach, Berlin 1956 Text source:


Wed May 01 2013 14:51:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Late 1920's Paris.


Tue Apr 23 2013 22:38:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Eliška Junková (Elizabeth Junek) is considered one of the greatest female racing drivers of all time. Check out this interview in 1994 as she talks of her racing past.


Wed Apr 17 2013 22:08:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Hellé Nice 1900-1984 was a model, dancer, and a Grand Prix driver. Her career was destroyed in 1949 by a racing collegue Louis Chiron who denounced the female driver by declaring that she had been an agent of the Gestapo during WWIII. His unsubstantiated allegation destroyed Nice's life and she would be shunned by all, dying in abject poverty. Learn more about her here:


Tue Apr 16 2013 22:10:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries an Australian (2012) TV program stars this 1923 H6 Hispano Suiza.


Wed Mar 27 2013 20:46:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1952 Borgward Hansa 2400 promotional artwork


Fri Mar 22 2013 21:23:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

French Steering wheel. Can we ID anything else?


Fri Mar 15 2013 15:26:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"This custom coachbuilt car was built by the Italian coachbuilder Officine Stampaggi Industriali (OSI) in mid sixties. This is a Spider Version (Fiat OSI 1200 S Spider) and was launched in 1963. Outside of Italy these cars were sold not as Fiat OSI but as Neckar St Trop Spider and Neckar St Trop Coupe." source:


Mon Mar 04 2013 15:30:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

From 1952, looks like a Triumph 2000.


Tue Feb 26 2013 15:37:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"It's a girl, my lord, in a flatbed Ford Slowing down to take a look at me....."


Fri Feb 22 2013 18:02:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"Body by Fisher" Coachwork advert from 1948 "Yes you can ride in beauty."


Mon Feb 11 2013 17:35:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

“Lillian La France (1894–1979) was billed as the world’s foremost woman motorcycle stunt rider, one of a handful of female stunt riders from the 1920s-30s. She used the “skull and crossbones as her ”logo”.
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Fri Feb 08 2013 16:51:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Style to seduce women. The Citroën Ami 6 was was targeted towards the 'modern women'. Designed to bridge the gap between the popular 2CV, and luxury DS models. Source:


Tue Jan 22 2013 16:17:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1960s model and icon "Twiggy" with a Toyota 2000GT.


Wed Jan 16 2013 16:14:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Chestnut brown TR6 and matching model.


Mon Jan 14 2013 15:52:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A prewar Kodak moment taken at Brooklands race circuit. photo source:


Wed Jan 09 2013 22:34:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

European racer Joan Margaret Richmond in 1934. More biography details at


Thu Jan 03 2013 16:59:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jo Collins 1965 Playmate of the Year, posing with her 1965 Sunbeam Tiger