Have We Really Made Room for Women in Car Culture?

Perhaps we've come a long way since the days of, "women are inherently bad drivers," and perhaps we've even begun to recognise that women are, indeed, quite capable of being motorheads. Yet, it seems that even in what appears to be the most accepting of spaces, there are still few women to be found. Why? » 7/16/14 9:23am 7/16/14 9:23am

What’s driving women away from engineering and auto?

Lauren Fix is known to most as The Car Coach. The auto industry vet went to work for her father's brake company as a teenager, engineering a disc brake system for the 1965-1967 Ford Mustang. She's been racing cars all her life (even during a pregnancy), and later owned and headed a driving school. Now she shares her… » 1/13/14 2:25pm 1/13/14 2:25pm

How (Not) To Talk To A Woman Who Likes Cars

Something about saying "I play with cars!" tends to flip the derp switch in a large number of the guys I meet. Call me picky, but I don't really enjoy hanging out with someone who's reverted back to their twelve-year-old drooling self. So, if you like someone who happens to be into cars and happens to have ovaries,… » 7/23/13 1:10pm 7/23/13 1:10pm

Meet Bertha Benz, The Woman Who Took The First Real Drive

As Google's doodle reminded me, today is International Women's Day. It's kind of alarming how much I rely on something called a "Google Doodle" to know what's going on. So, in honor of women, I'd like to talk about one woman who's been a hero of mine for many years: Bertha Benz, the first person to take a real road… » 3/08/13 3:45pm 3/08/13 3:45pm

Thank This Woman If You Like Seeing Out Of Your Windshield

We try to regularly cover remarkable women of motoring, from the eye-patched and dramatic to the decidedly mundane but important, to the terrifyingly bonkers. Today's woman I suppose falls in the mundane and useful category, but there's not a driver alive who hasn't used this woman's brilliant and largely unsung… » 11/09/12 12:30pm 11/09/12 12:30pm

The First Person Killed By A Car Was This Very Impressive Woman

For most people, being the first to do something is all the achievement they'll ever need. My cousin Carl, for example, claimed he was the first person to masturbate while eating a taco, and it was on the strength of this triumph that he was almost accepted to a community college. Other people, however, can have a… » 8/02/12 12:00pm 8/02/12 12:00pm