Joan Richmond

Joan Richmond with her car racing trophies, 1936

Joan Richmond with her racing trophies

This is for all those girls who are into fast cars!

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are presenting this story about the Australian racing car driver Joan Richmond who was at her peak on the international racing circuit in the 1930s.

Her racing career is the stuff of great adventure. You can read more about Joan on the NMA website , or you can see the exhibition about her racing career in the Australian Journeys Gallery at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

The above image is from the website dedicated to Joan’s racing career www.joanrichmond.com.

A book about her life is also available from this site.

You can also try speed queens for more information about Joan Richmond.

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