In October 2016, women from all over the world will drive SUVs, pickup trucks and crossovers across the southwest in a ten-day off-road navigation challenge called the Rebelle Rally. Ready to watch the glass ceiling get smashed with sand tires?
2014 marks the 25th year of the "Rallye Aïcha Des Gazelles;" a off-road navigation rally in the Moroccan desert with an exclusively female field of competitors. Autoblog's Jonathon Ramsey got to tag along and write up the adventure from the passenger seat.
Yes, as a matter of fact there is a land-speed Ram pickup. And Kaylin Stewart will climb behind the wheel this summer for a shot at being the 24th female to go 200 MPH at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Just as soon as she gets her license printed.
Motorsports has been a male dominated world since forever, but some pioneering women called the Speed Sisters are chipping away at that status quo with determination to develop their talents behind the wheel and make car racing more accessible to other females who will follow them.
ESPN announcers Dave Rieff and Mike Dunn almost got through a whole segment involving a naked woman without assessing her as "attractive" and ogling her. Almost!
Today, 82-year-old Betty Skelton Erde will be the fifth woman to be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. Erde's life isn't short of speed: she was once the fastest woman on Earth, setting female speed records in Daytona Beach and Bonneville, Utah; she worked as a stunt pilot in the 40s and 50s and…