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#501 David McKinney

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 19:50

A list of British women drivers would be much longer!

Isabelle de Tomaso was American, BTW

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#502 LotusElise

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 20:16

Off the top of my head:

Bianca Maria Piazza (mid 50s, sportscars)
Prisca Taruffi (daughter of Piero, won the Rome Rally and did various Porsche Cup and Italian GT races in the 90s).

I have a Francesca Pardini down as racing in FPA - was there a Daniela too ?

#503 KJJ

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 21:36

Some additional Italian names included on the late Genny Obert's list:

Dorina Colonna (1930)
Lia Dumas-Comirato (1947)
Franca Pittoni (1950)
Dafne Bernardi (1953)
Marguerite Pago (1956)
Maria Barozzi (1956)
Angela Fontana (1962)
Rosadele Facetti (1968)
Antoniella Mandelli (1983)
Erica Munaretto (2000)

#504 RS2000

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 22:07

Antonella Mandelli - and no photo!
At least I once competed in the same 1983 rally as her - but I didn't have a Jolly Club Lancia 037.

#505 GeorgeTheCar

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 01:38

Cora Schumacher will become Germany's fourth best paid driver after signing a deal to race in the SEAT Leon Supercup, according to Bild magazine.
The 29-year old, the wife of Toyota driver Ralf Schumacher, will compete in the series, which takes place as a supporting event to the DTM championship, during the whole 2006 season.
Cora had made her racing debut last year, when she took part in the Mini challenge.
"I'm very happy that everything turned out that way," Cora told Bild.
According to Bild, Cora will get €500,000 euro for driving in the series this year, putting her only behind Michael and Ralf Schumacher and BMW's Nick Heidfeld on the list of highest paid German drivers.
The magazine says she will earn more than Williams driver Nico Rosberg and DTM's Heinz-Harald Frentzen.
Cora will test the SEAT Leon for the first time next weekend.

#506 Rob29

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 09:56

Originally posted by LotusElise


I have a Francesca Pardini down as racing in FPA - was there a Daniela too ?

Maybe,but not in FPA. Looks like I confused myself.I have a Daniela who raced in italian Sports Prototypes in 2001 on my database.Francesca on my webpage in FPA in 2004. She had a website,now unfortuntely closed, which was about her It.SP career.Somehow I merged the two.

#507 David Force

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 15:54

By a strange coincidence Lorina has owned the Mclaren M23 previously driven by Emilio de Villota.

#508 Rob29

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 07:57

Originally posted by David McKinney
A list of British women drivers would be much longer!

Isabelle de Tomaso was American, BTW

Isabelle Haskell married a de Tomaso. Would that give her italian nationality? I now have a photo of her as well as Anna Maria Peduzzi in wonderful biography of Maria Teresa de Filippis received yesterday.

#509 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 10:10

Pardini is definitely Francesca (Daniela :confused: ). She won the Italian Sport Prototype Championship in 2001.

Antonella Mandelli won the Female European Rally Championship from 1980 to 1982.

Other young women drivers from Italy:
- Elisa Giordan from Venice: Italian Sport Prototype Championship, winner of the Italian Mazda RX-8 Cup in 2005.
- Valentina Albanese: touring-cars and VW Cup.
- Elena Missaglia: Formula Junior Monza, vice-champion in 2005.
- Gabriella Pedroni: hillclimbs, Sport-Prototypes

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 11:18

I came across a Dagmar Suster yesterday- raced in touring cars in the early 80s with Anna Cambiaghi among others. Also won a Slovenian racing championship in a BMW. Dagmar is normally a woman's name in German-speaking countries - this Dagmar looks to be from Yugoslavia though.
Can anyone confirm that this driver is a lady ?

#511 LittleChris

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 22:22

Originally posted by Rob29
Isabelle Haskell married a de Tomaso. Would that give her italian nationality? I now have a photo of her as well as Anna Maria Peduzzi in wonderful biography of Maria Teresa de Filippis received yesterday.


The recently deceased Allessandro I think ?!?! Wasn't Isabelle co-driver to Annie Bousquet during the ill fated 1956 Reims 12 hours ?

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 06:15

Can anyone confirm that this driver is a lady ?


Suster is man.

#513 Rob29

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 08:02

Originally posted by LittleChris


The recently deceased Allessandro I think ?!?! Wasn't Isabelle co-driver to Annie Bousquet during the ill fated 1956 Reims 12 hours ?

Correct on both counts. Curious that in the photo I have Isabell's legs seem to reach to Miss de Filippis'shoulders and they are weaing simlar flat shoes!

#514 LotusElise

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 19:36

Suster is man.



Thanks for clearing that up for me, sat.

Rob, I don't think I've ever seen a picture of Isabelle Haskell de Tomaso. Do you know where there is one on the web ?
Funnily enough, Isabelle is now a name in the world of dog breeding. Cocker Spaniels mainly.

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 20:31

Originally posted by LotusElise
I don't think I've ever seen a picture of Isabelle Haskell de Tomaso. Do you know where there is one on the web?

I can't help with a picture on the web. But if you can lay your hand on Tom Burnside's book "American Racing" you will find on p. 231 a photo from Sebring 1958 showing Alejandro de Tomaso, Isabelle de Tomaso, Phil Hill, Peter Collins, Bruce Kessler & Paul O'Shea and on p. 246 another one from Sebring 1959 showing the de Tomaso couple (although a more "atmospheric" one with more shade than light).

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 10:23

Further to the above re ;italian names can anyone confirm that Stefania Grassetto who shared the VIP car in the Maserati Trofeo at Monza last weekend is female,and also in what way is she a 'VIP' ?

#517 David McKinney

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 11:56

I always find google very helpful in answering this sort of question

#518 ReWind

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 14:45

Isabelle de Tomaso née Haskell at Sebring in March 1958:
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#519 Rob29

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 14:54

Originally posted by David McKinney
I always find google very helpful in answering this sort of question

Youre right! Seems she has been racing since 1994,so I guess qualifies for this forum?

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 10:12

Does someone of you know anything about Liselotte Sack?

Don't know if driver or motorcycle rider, she was active in the early 30s in Germany. She was killed in racing accident in 1934, no more details.

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 10:32

The only info I can come up with is negative, in that she's not included in Paula Stuck's short article in "Motoring Sport" about women drivers. I'll check the German edition later, but that Gothic script is bloody near impenetrable ..... :mad:

#522 Rob29

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 10:46

What is this 'motoring sport'you are referring to,Vitesse? website? sounds like something I might be interested in.

#523 Frank de Jong

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 12:15

While researching the Swedish touringcar championship 1964 I came across Barbara Johansson. Class wins and second in the 1964 championship. Pretty, too.

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 14:21

Originally posted by Rob29
What is this 'motoring sport'you are referring to,Vitesse? website? sounds like something I might be interested in.

It's the English edition of Stuck and Burggaller's book "Das Autobuch", published by Foulis in 1936. A collection of short articles on 1930s motor sport, mostly of German origin: some of the German text is omitted in the English edition, while there were also some additions. The biggest omission is the results section though - the German edition is a good basic source for some obscure European events from the 20s and 30s.

Originally posted by Vitesse2
I'll check the German edition later, but that Gothic script is bloody near impenetrable .....

The English text appears to be a straight translation, with no omissions from the German :

#525 LotusElise

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 20:43

I found a picture of Barbara Johansson the other day - will post a link if I can find it again.
www.raceladies.de is a nice little site-in-progress from a German perspective. No mention of Liselotte Sack there, unfortunately.

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 01:15

Wanted pictures of Sara Kavanagh test Mc laren and Jaguar

#527 Rob29

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 07:13

Originally posted by seruga
Wanted pictures of Sara Kavanagh test Mc laren and Jaguar

Did these take place? I certainly have never seen any photos. I remember a McLaren test being promised,never heard of a Jaguar run.

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 11:40

I haven't seen it mentioned yet, but there was a Ladies Race held at the final Brands Hatch Meeting in 1950. I think this was supposed to be a fun finale, but at the same event in 1951, one Harry Parker was killed in a Mechanics Race, and the idea was dropped.

The 1950 race mainly featured wives of drivers. I have:
1: Elisabeth Store (in Alf Bottoms' JBS)
2: Olga Kevelos (in Ken Gregory's works Kieft)
3: Joan Gerard (in Ken Watkins' Cooper)
Olga Kevelos dominated, to the extent that she got a pit signal to slow down, only for Elisabeth Store to sneak past on the final run up Paddock
also entered:
Nancy Binns (Don Parker's Special - was she his notorious 'lady friend')
Miss Kemble
Joy Cooke
Biddie Shields
Mrs Montgomerie-Charrington

There is a Pathe news report (clip ID 1381.09) at http://www.britishpathe.com with a marvelously patronising commentary.

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 18:45

At the third round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant on June 4, Nadine Lajoie of Ile Perrot, Quebec started fourth in the Amateur 600 Sport Bike feature event. It is believed to be the first time in history a woman has qualified on the front row for a Canadian national motorcycle road race.

Unfortunately, Lajoie was penalized for a jump start and eventually finished the race 16th. But she wasn't the top female finisher. Catherine Nadeau of Lachine, Quebec finished 10th and Natalie Provost of Laval, Quebec placed 14th. And right behind Lajoie was Misti Hurst of Lions Bay, British Columbia in 17th.

A total of seven women were in the field of 38 starters.

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 19:46

Wanted pictures of Sara Kavanagh test Mc laren and Jaguar



The McLaren test was only a performance assessment and fitness trial, I think, which Sarah passed.
She was certainly linked with a Jordan drive and apparently only missed out through contractual wrangles. I don't know whether she ever got in the car or not.

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 20:12

:up: :up: :up: Thank You friends

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 10:43

At the recent Shelsley Walsh round of the British Hillclimb series two ladies actually went fast enough to qualify for the top 12 run off ; Sue Young the Ladies hill record holder in a Gould Judd V8 and Sandra Tomlin in the Pilbeam Judd that was the series winner in Roger Moran's hands in 1997.
Sue wasn't registered for the championship however so didn't actually appear in the run off for points, which was a shame. Sandra did and I believe was the first lady driver to have done so since about 1975.
Sandra's father is the famous special builder Phil Chapman (Chapman Mercury) and the following week took the ladies hill record at Loton Park.

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 12:37

Originally posted by Nanni Dietrich
Does someone of you know anything about Liselotte Sack?

Don't know if driver or motorcycle rider, she was active in the early 30s in Germany. She was killed in racing accident in 1934, no more details.


I've found a German actress named Liselotte Shaak (very similar name!)
http://gist.imdb.com/name/nm0769438/
Her 1930 movie "Rivalen im Weltrekord" seems a motor-racing film...
But her filmography arrives until 1943, it's impossible she was killed in a racing accident in 1934.

Mystere.

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 20:36

Some of the following have been mentioned here already. These names, and their biographies, are listed in Kettlewell’s 1979 Directory:

Judy Andreason
Lorina Boughton
Fiona Butterfield
Alison Davis
Janice Morse
Susan Tucker-Peake
Deirdre Ward
Lynda Whatley

#535 jo-briggs

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 20:43

Gabriel Konig
Christobell Carlisle
Jean Denton

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 23:31

Originally posted by subh

Susan Tucker-Peake

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Reading her name for the first time in eons instantly reminded me of the 'nick' we had for on Autosport way back when...

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 06:59

:rolleyes: How about "Sue" Collins?

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 10:08

I remember when Gabriel Konig came into the workshop at Lotus, everybody smartened themselves up. After the Spridget she raced her husband's Bob Curl built Lotus Elan. I think she also drove the Nomad GT (Designed & built by Bob Curl) before the divorce.

Lorina? Boughton
And the show jumper girl whose name I've forgotten - raced in FF2000 I think.

I'm beginning to think Bob Curl deserves a thread of his own! Ooops, I see he has one!

#539 LotusElise

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 12:03

The show jumper is Ann Moore - there are some pictures of her upthread somewhere.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 19:53

For Anne Moore. see post 370

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 20:48

This picture of Edwardian racer Dorothy Levitt surfaced on the BBC Humberside website recently.
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I assume it is the 90hp Napier she is in, but some things about the photo make me think that it is a later picture from after her racing days - after WWI perhaps. Her clothes and apparent lack of a hat don't look right for 1905 or 1906 and the picture appears to have been taken at Brooklands, which of course did not open until 1907, the very end of Dorothy's career.

Can anyone who is better-read/more knowledgeable than me shed any light on this?

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 20:54

Yes, it's definitely Brooklands.

The picture carries an MPL watermark, which is the logo of the Motoring Picture Library at Beaulieu (who might be a bit miffed at the BBC using it!). A quick search of the MPL website found it, described as 1908 and a 26hp Napier.

http://www.motoringp...ord=&fleID=5396

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 21:26

Thanks for that. :up:
The MPL picture is clearer and Dorothy does appear to be wearing some sort of hat. The date is still interesting as I have read elsewhere that she stopped competing during 1907 and was never allowed to race at Brooklands. I still wonder what the purpose of the picture is.

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 20:22

Found a couple of appealing pictures of Sarah Kavanagh, previously referred to in this thread, on her website

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 21:05

Doesn't look like Sarah goes to Jaques Villeneuve's "baggy" tailor for her ...er ... "driving" suit, then?;) Is that wet-look Nomex?

Dave

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 21:56

A few faces from historic and vintage racing/hillclimbing in recent years, probably not too familiar to many of you:

Nick Mason's daughters Chloe and Holly (and Barrie Williams, too)
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Angela Hucke, daughter of the great Bugatti collector, the late Uwe Hucke
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 18:32

call me a masochist but over the years I have worked with Dessy Wilson at Theodore, Roxie Lott in F3, Divina Galica in FRenault and then brought Giovanna Amat back into F3000 with GJ motorsport and all in thier own way impressed me Mrs.Wilson was a tough cookie typical South African but quick and pleasing to be around,Roxie had a reputation from American supervee of quick but a shunt artist the only race I was involved in she spun but prior to this had shown good speed whilst testing Divina was so brave it frightened me and such an interesting lady and Giovanna very beautiful,very confident at times very humerous (other times not ) and still regarded as one of the leading female drivers of all times, I wonder what they are all doing now, anyone advise ?
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 08:46

Dessie & Divina still doing historic racing. Don't remember her doing F.Renault-maybe you are thinking of FF2000?
Giovanna Amati last heard of doing F1 coverage for italian TV.

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 08:53

Originally posted by rdmotorsport
Giovanna very beautiful,very confident at times very humerous (other times not ) and still regarded as one of the leading female drivers of all times...

By whom?

Sad news on Roxie Lott - from an Economaki column last November:

Remember Roxie Lott, a fast femme of the '80s? She's now Roxie Strish and is suffering with advanced cancer. She would like to hear from old friends and can be reached at (317) 291-2573.



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Posted 06 September 2006 - 10:18

Divina was one of Graham Warrens GJ Motorsport drivers in F Renault although she only did selective rounds but managed to put her Swift on pole at Donnington this was towards the end of the season won if I remember by Jason Plato although other GJ drivers gave him a run for his money i.e. Dave Coyne and Niel Cunningham this was the time GJ took over from Bromley motorsport and ventured into both British and Euro F3000 and it was hoped to again run Divina in selective rounds but as these things happen it never emerged a;though she tested on various occasions somehow always in damp or wet conditions and as I have said previously her bravery often frightened me.

Sad over the death of Roxie.

and to Ensign 14 I thought Giovanna had talent but for some obscure reason always fast whilst testing and sometimes qualifying ,front row Donnington F3000(British) but seem to lack enduring stamina plus often drove a load of rubbish.

Rodney Dodson.