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Patrice Banks Women's Automotive History
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PATRICE BANKS

Patrice Banks was a 30-something-year-old, accomplished engineer at DuPont, pulling in a six-figure income, yet she was frustrated by the intimidation she felt when a 19-year old guy at the…

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Damsels of Automotive Design
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DAMSELS OF DESIGN Women’s Automotive History

After WWII, automobile manufacturers began to hire more women to design cars, mostly for interior aesthetics, to help make cars more marketable to postwar suburban households with two-car garages. The…

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A Love Story & a Morgan

Like humans, most vehicles are created full of potential. With the patina of age, automobiles develop personalities imbued by their owners and earned through shared experiences. The cars at the…

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Shirley Muldowney Women's History
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SHIRLEY MULDOWNEY

Shirley Muldowney, American Top Gas, Funny Car, and match racer, was the first woman to receive a license from the National Hot Rod Association to drive a Top Fuel dragster.…

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The Rosies
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ROSIE THE RIVETER

Rosie is known today as the woman in the “We Can Do It” poster used by feminists to symbolize a woman’s capabilities. The artist, J. Howard Miller used Naomi Parker…

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Bertha Benz
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BERTHA BENZ – Women’s History Month

Bertha was a financial supporter of Karl Benz. By marrying him, by law, she gave up her claim to the investment, but she continued to back his company enthusiastically and…

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Florence Lawrence Women's Automotive History
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FLORENCE LAWRENCE – Women’s Automotive History

Florence Lawrence was known as “The First Movie Star”. Early movies were shown without credits to the actors, and she was the first actress to be named on-screen.  She was…

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Alice Huyler Ramsey Womens History
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ALICE HUYLER RAMSEY

The first woman to drive across the United States, and be inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame, was housewife Alice Huyler Ramsey.  In 1909 she was 22 years old,…

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Muscle Car Show El Segundo ADM
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The Biggest Muscle Car Show of the Year at the ADM

One of the Biggest Muscle Car Shows in California The Automobile Driving Museum hosted one of our biggest car shows on February 20th, 2021. Over 300 cars and 1000+ spectators…

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Will Lark PhD Black History
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WILL LARK, PhD – Black History Month

While receiving his Masters at the MIT Media Arts & Sciences Laboratory, William Lark Jr. was a principal designer of the City Car: a shared, electric vehicle that adapts to…

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