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My wife, herself a ‘.ery keen Bugat has put up rather an interesting query. which some of the older readers or M.OTOR SPORT May help to solve. Mut WaS the first woman to drive in a motor race ?
I told her that the first example 1 could think of, off hand, was a holy driver it; the Paris-Madrid in 1903. 1 did not recall her namc, but remembered her sporting effort in abandoning the MCC (she did not., of course. know that it would later ht. stopped) if) render first aid to the dyitig Lorraine Barrow who had hit a ree witht his de Diet rid; at 80 m.p.h. Vt. turned up Jarrolt’s aevonnt or rhc rave lo find that my facts were sobstantially correct. It also revealed that her name was Ntadanto du Gast and that she was driving a smaller de 1)ictrich than the great holides of Stead, Itarrinv aral Jarrott. But by this time motor racing lout been going for some half-dozen years. SO it