Last Call: Dream Girl Edition


Here at Hooniverse, we most admire women who aspire to drive cars and wrench on them, not simply allow themselves to be perched on a fender. However, looking back through the post archives, only three women have been tagged as Hooniversal Dream Girls: Hellé Nice, Michèle Mouton, and Maria Teresa de Filippis. Who is your most crush-worthy female driver, grease monkey, designer, or engineer?
Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day. It’s meant to be an open forum for anyone and anything. Thread jacking is not only accepted, it’s encouraged.

Tanshanomi is Japanese [単車のみ] for "motorcycle(s) only." Though primarily tasked with creating two-wheel oriented content for Hooniverse, Pete is a lover of all sorts of motorized vehicles.

31 Comments

  1. Kitty O’Neil died today at 72. I hadn’t heard of her before today, but she was a stunt woman and is the current woman’s land speed record holder at 512.17 MPH. On 3 wheels. She was also Linda Carter’s stunt double in Wonder Woman where she dove off a 127 foot balcony. She went nearly 105 MPH on water skis and 275 MPH in a boat. Oh, and she was deaf.
    More here:
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kitty-oneil-dead-hollywood-stuntwoman-daredevil-was-72-1158193
    https://cdn1.thr.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/landscape_928x523/2018/11/scan_27_copy-h_2018.jpg

        1. After breaking the women’s record, I understand that Kitty was ready to go again to break the main world record, but she wasn’t allowed. Not explicitly because she was a woman, but because the sponsor had a contract with a man and they wouldn’t break it.

      1. I’m sure the wives of the musicians had certain criteria, aside from “not a guy who’s playing that big guitar thing, won’t fit into the trunk” – there are many people in the world, and yet there are countless couples finding to themselves.

  2. Hailing from the polar opposite of a hotbed of motorsports activity and enthusiasm (New York City), I give you Ms. Julia Landauer. In addition to being the first (and only?) female Skip Barber Racing Series champion (when she was just 14, mind you) and the most successful and promising young female talent on the NASCAR development ladder (at least she was until Hailee Deegan came along), she’s also a Stanford grad, STEM advocate, one of Forbes‘ “30 Under 30” sports figures, former Survivor contestant and, most recently, launched her own line of watches with The Abingdon Co.
    http://horsepowerandheels.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Julia-w-car-edited-e1452566409637.jpg

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