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?
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31 responses to “Last Call: Dream Girl Edition”

  1. 0A5599 Avatar

    Fabrictor, land speed record competitor, part-time Mythbuster Jessi Combs.
    https://www.landspeed.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/jessi-combs-avatar-full.jpg

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

      Jessi is the ultimate in UNBGBBIIVCHIDCTIICBG

  2. salguod Avatar

    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. Lokki Avatar

      105 miles an hour on freakin’ water skis????
      I can’t even…
      I mean…
      I’m not worthy.
      Wow.

      1. 0A5599 Avatar

        A woman recently went 183 mph on a bicycle to set a record. That’s a WORLD record, not just a women’s record.
        https://www.bicycling.com/news/a23281242/denise-mueller-korenek-breaks-bicycle-speed-record/

        1. salguod Avatar

          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.

        2. Fuhrman16 Avatar

          I’ve met Denise a couple of times. She races in Lemons, mostly with Spank.

    2. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

      I was familiar with Kitty, but I didn’t know she had died. Godspeed, Badass.

  3. bv911 Avatar

    “Madame Briffcase”
    http://denisemccluggage.com/images/interface/!slider-gang.png
    (all-star lineup of Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss, Denise McCluggage, Pedro Rodriguez, Innes Ireland, and Ronnie Bucknum)

    1. tonyola Avatar

      Well, this is what I get for not paying attention to other posts.

    1. 0A5599 Avatar

      Game show contestant, too.

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

      Linda Vaughn was pretty much the epitome of allowing yourself to be perched on a fender.

  4. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

    Wait…Stirling’s brother?

  5. nanoop Avatar

    I expect an “Asks” for the most crushworthy male driver, grease monkey, designer, or engineer in the coming days. I, for one, would mention the chin line of Mr.D.
    https://autorevue.at/files/uploads/2012/09/JohnDeLorean-Portrait-Biographie-Lebenslauf-6.jpg

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

      An “Asks” about your favorite male in the automotive field would be like asking to name your favorite Mexican in Mariachi music.

      1. nanoop Avatar

        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.

        1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

          I just meant that they are so overwhelmingly male that they are rarely delineated as such.

    1. Tomsk Avatar

      She was 2017 GTD champ as well.

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

      She paved the way for other women. Okay, so most of them happen to be John Force’s daughters.
      https://showbizpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/john-force-and-daughters-ftr.jpeg

  6. Tomsk Avatar

    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

  7. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

    I have to include Katherine Legge, because
    1) She’s legit awesome,
    2) She friended me on Facebook,
    3) She drove the Deltawing.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/de5ba54b336689adcb56034993e58a38947623ba2c417de7444d5e7a1d3b2b5e.jpg

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