The car world has so far been dominated by men, because indeed the car fans so far mostly come from among men. Women who really like and follow the intricacies of the car world can be said to be a rare species.
This resulted in women often underestimated the car business. We are certainly familiar with the stereotype that although there are women who are happy with cars, it is only limited because of the exterior appearance of the car. The coolest car in their eyes is a modern car with a stylish look or a sports car that has the impression of ‘wow’ to be used for a show off.
In this review, we will discuss some examples of endangered species, especially women who are involved in the world of cars (car culture) either as a professional car racer or an automotive writer / journalist.
Anyway, why does this review limit only beautiful women?
Simple. Because me and most readers are definitely men haha. Moreover, if we discuss all of course it will be long, so I add limits. Aside from the achievements and abilities, of course, it is also physically pleasing to the eye so it is rather exciting to discuss it, right?
The woman whose full name is Danica Sue Patrick is one of the most successful women in the world of IndyCar and NASCAR car racing.
Danica managed to become the only woman to win the IndyCar championship when she won the Indy Japan 300 in 2008. In the NASCAR world, Danica was the first woman to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the fastest lap qualifying record in 2013.
This professional racer sponsored by Mobil1 is 34 years old and has a single status (widow) hehe. Outside of car racing activities, Danica is also active as a model, commercial star, and public automotive figure.
His father is a racer, eh his daughter is also a racer.
Stéphane Kox is the son of the respected Dutch racer, Peter Kox. Following in his father’s footsteps, Stéphane became a professional racer who had participated in various racing championships such as the Supercar Challenge, ADAC Formula Master, 24h Series, and Endurance GT.
The blood of his father’s racer who had won many professional car racing championships was indeed passed down to Stéphane. This was proven by one of them being the first winner in the BMW M235i Racing Cup Belgien championship in 2015.
This 23-year-old girl, besides being active in professional car racing, is currently studying in law major.
So, don’t mess with this girl, because in addition to just a Supercar toy, her father is a respected racer, a child majoring in law too, already so it turns out that it’s also a professional racer who is good at speeding hehe.
For number 3, we will momentarily back to the past, remembering the past.
This woman is indeed now a grandmother, but make no mistake in her heyday she was a world-class rally racer who was highly respected by her opponents.
How not, Mouton has won many professional rally championships and the peak was when he almost won the world championship rally championship (WRC) in 1982. When Mouton managed to bulldoze his opponents and won runner-up world champion WRC.
This has become a legend in the world of rally which incidentally is a tough motorsport sport because it drains the ability of cars and drivers. Not to mention the rally in the past was known to be harder because the security and technology of the car at that time was not as sophisticated as it is now. Just like F1 in the past, the rally when it needed not only skill and high concentration, but also the courage to challenge death.
From his achievements, this woman is referred to as The Fastest Woman or the fastest woman several times. Niki Lauda, the legendary F1 racer, even called Mouton a “Superwoman”.
From the rally we now turn to drift .
This 25-year-old girl had become a sensation in the world of drifts, especially in the world of drift Bulgaria because in addition to having the ability to drive racing cars, Iva also has a charming appearance.
Starting at the age of 18, his interest in cars and driving fast made Iva want to pursue the world of drift car racing. From there he then did the exercises quietly without the knowledge of his parents in the mountainous area of Vitosha in Bulgaria. Maybe because his parents would forbid if he knew his daughter was driving drifting in the mountains which is certainly very dangerous.
Even though he had experienced a failure in a training accident that destroyed his Subaru Impreza, it did not make Iva give up. Armed with previous experience, he continues to learn drift techniques from books while raising money to buy other cars. Iva then bought a Toyota Corolla AE86 and resumed his training practices. Maybe he also got an inspiration drift from Initial D ,
In 2010, Iva started participating in the drift championship until finally one of the best tuning workshops in Bulgaria, Dragpower decided to sponsor this girl who took her to various European-scale drift championship events.
Aside from being a drift racer, Iva is also often asked to become a car photo model.
Still in the world of drifting, this time we present a girl who is as beautiful as Iva and also as expert in terms of driving the car up to the tires.
This long black haired girl from Romania loves cars since she was little. He often pays attention to the cars on the road to find a unique car to be dreamed of driving at a time when he is an adult.
Until finally he managed to buy his first car, the Ford Probe. Ramona immediately tuned in and modified her favorite car, until one day she was invited by her friend to join a car lovers meeting,
There he was fascinated by the car culture (car culture) and especially by drift racing which was also held at the event. Ramona never saw a live drift and tried to ask her friend if she could sit in the passenger seat to feel the drift sensation.
His request was granted and he was even more impressed, then decided to learn drifting. The second car is the Mazda MX-5 because the drift requires a car with a RWD layout. From there, the story of Ramona and the world of drift racing began, and until now the story continues. Likewise with the collection of cars, which have now been added to the BMW E30 and Subaru GC8.
With a beautiful and elegant look and fantastic posture, never underestimate the ability of Ramona in driving high-speed drift.
His ability was proven by his success in winning various drift championships, which peaked in 2014 Ramona was called 5x to the podium and won the championship, namely the championship in the Hungarian Championship in the Street Class, the Queen of Europe Championship, and the Vice Champion in the King of Europe SL championship. Horrified boss! ha ha
So don’t forget to follow IG to see his beautiful face, eh the driving action in various car racing championships hehe.
Yes yes, some of you might wait and mumble “which one is from Asia …”
We now serve a 28-year-old drifter girl from a neighboring country, Malaysia, named Leona Chin.
This bloody Chinese girl gained popularity after one of her videos went viral on the internet. In the video with a prank theme (prank), Leona pretends to be a geeky woman attending a car course. Then he succeeded in making the instructors of the course surprised and shocked to death with their wild and aggressive drift driving style.
Leona’s interest in cars began at school time. He has friends who also love cars and often play quizzes / guesses about the specifications of a car. From there Leona is able to recognize the type of model and car engine just from looking at photos. In addition, this girl used to love playing the Playstation racing game, Gran Turismo 2 which made her want to try racing cars when she was an adult.
His first car was the 1989 Nissan Silvia which drove Leona to the world of drifting. When bringing his favorite silvia to a garage, the mechanic there said that the car’s bottom was good enough to be used for drifting and advised Leona to try it out once in a while. Until one day Leona decided to try it and brought her Silvia to an empty parking lot. That’s where his first drifting experience and the beginning of his love for the world of drifting.
Leona’s professional career in racing began when she was chosen by Redbull to get sponsors and also further courses in car racing.
Aside from being a professional racer Leona is also the owner of Kuraz Motorsport; an online auto parts shop & racing management team / events, licensed racing instructor, Mitsubishi Motor Malaysia brand ambassador, film artist and stunt driver.
As car lovers, of course we love to talk about the world of cars while accompanied by a cup of hot coffee, right?
Now, chatting about a car with a girl is guaranteed to be exciting. Because in addition to having a beautiful face that makes us feel at ease hehe, Taryn also has a wealth of knowledge and experience about cars and car culture, especially Japanese cars, aka JDM.
No wonder because aside from being a car enthusiast, Taryn works as a photographer and car journalist.
His love for Japanese cars began in 2011 when he visited Japan and fell in love with the land of sakura, including the car lifestyle. From there he decided to continue to explore and experience the automotive life of JDM .
Taryn currently works as a photographer and journalist at several well-known automotive car blogs such as Speedhunters, drifting.com, iheartstance, and NZ Performance. This girl from New Zealand who now lives in Hong Kong is also the founder of japancarculture.com .
His activeness as a journalist and photographer has made his name even more popular in the world of automotive blogs.
Anyway, talking about cars, especially JDM along with car culture with this one girl is guaranteed to make fun and feel at home for a long time, hehe.
When did Taryn play here and cover the car scene in Indonesia?