An Age of Speed
This chapter looks at the rise of motor sport in Britain, particularly the advent of the Brooklands racing 'set' before World War One and revival during peacetime. Early feamel racing motorists such as Dorothy Levitt, of Jewish descent, who in 1906 became known as 'The Fastest Girl on Earth' with a women's land speed record of 91 mph.
Citation : Williams, J. (2014) An Age of Speed. A Contemporary History of Women's Sport, Part One: Sporting Women, 1850-1960. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 91-117
ISBN : 9780415886017
Research Group : International Centre for Sports History and Culture
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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