“Blinker fluid” is a joke as old as the car itself, used to catch people who aren’t mechanically inclined. It’s pretty funny, that is, until some doofus uses it to embarrass his own daughter on the internet. Way to reinforce every stereotype that will keep your own daughters from being taken seriously in the future,…
I’ll be honest, it took me a few days after this video on the Monster Energy girls published to actually write this. My hands were shaking too much out of anger to do anything for a while. But there’s something we need to talk about—again!—and it’s glorifying the objectification of women in motorsports.
Ex-Formula One driver David Coulthard, who is neither a scientist nor an F1 champion, claimed to the UK’s Daily Record that women will always struggle to beat men in F1 because of some last links to “mothering DNA.” So, uh, did he spend 15 years in F1 without a title because of “fathering DNA,” or what?
Being a woman who loves racing is exhausting.
The now-V8-optional Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will feature one more big change next year: the addition of a woman. Swiss former IndyCar driver and F1 hopeful Simona de Silvestro signed a three-year agreement to become the first woman to race full-time in Aussie Supercars, starting in 2017.
A highly scientific—wait, no—a Twitter poll carried out by the United Kingdom’s Freight Transport Association asked ladies if they would drive a 44-metric ton truck, and over 79% at the time of their press release responded yes. Trucks! Trucks! Trucks! Trucks!!!
It’s almost a non-story when Formula One head troll Bernie Ecclestone makes an embarrassing, sexist comment lately. Unfortunately, racing legend Mario Andretti made some facepalm-worthy statements in agreement this time, too. Then three-time NHRA drag racing champion Shirley Muldowney put it all in perspective.
A seven-year-old racer named Emma went home from school in tears after her teacher said that girls don’t race cars. She was so crushed by those words that the track where she races has asked for words of encouragement from other female racers. So far, the response has been overwhelming.
Oh hey look, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is back to saying dumb things about women. Now he told Canadian radio station TSN Toronto 1050 that a female driver wouldn’t be taken seriously enough to make it in Formula One. That’s cute, because no one should take anything that comes out of Bernie’s mouth…
One of the biggest issues faced by the motorcycle industry is the difficulty of capturing new riders in new segments. Adding more new 50-year-old dudes on Harleys is great and all, but the industry won’t grow if it doesn’t figure out how to sell bikes to women and young people. It must be doing something right,…
Susie Wolff will retire at the end of the season. By the manner in which this news has been greeted, one would imagine the announcement had been made by one of the all-time greats. There has been an outpouring of emotion, of platitudes and sadness.
There’s more women working with cars now than there’s ever been. Both the Charger Hellcat and the new Cadillac CTS-V are projects helmed by women, for example. But if you try to find pictures of women working on cars, you’re pretty much limited to pictures of what appear to be sexy idiots with grease streaked on them.
A talking pile of human waste dressed in clothing and calling himself a "Saudi Historian" and going by the name Saleh al-Saadoon actually said on a televised interview that he felt American women drive because being raped is "no big deal to them." Incredibly, this drooling simpleton seems to believe this.
A 2012 survey conducted by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, revealed that women alone or jointly with their husbands, make the decisions on seventy-five percent of the major purchases. Nissan understands that car buying in Japan is not just a man's game and aims to cater to this powerful…
Let's be honest, car makers do have a nasty habit of marketing against their brand philosophies. None pisses me off more than the Honda Fit She's. A Honda "for women" women didn't want. I don't care if it was designed by a female Honda executive. It's still sexist as hell.
The auto industry is constantly trying to capitalize on the next big "target market." Seeing as female buyers influence more than 80% of carbuying decisions, dealers and automakers are trying figure out what makes them tick, but it is really not that complicated.
Even if you don't necessarily think of sports cars as "for men," the fact its that the majority of Porsche buyers are male. The company would like to change that, with a vehicle that's quick like a sports car, except roomier, though not as huge as an SUV. Meet the Macan.
2014 marks the 25th year of the "Rallye Aïcha Des Gazelles;" a off-road navigation rally in the Moroccan desert with an exclusively female field of competitors. Autoblog's Jonathon Ramsey got to tag along and write up the adventure from the passenger seat.
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?