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Fast Women

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…

It may be an outdated idea, but apparently some people are still complaining about women being lousy drivers! A recent Australian study tested 198 female drivers and found that the women who were made aware of the "lady driver" stereotype performed poorly on a simulated driving test. Somehow, the results of this study…