Garage Talk

June 19, 2020

Michèle Mouton- The Rallying Trailblazer

Her story of perseverance and determination as a rally race car driver throughout the 70’s and 80’s is truly inspiring. Against odds like doubt from her male counterparts, doubt over her driving skills, personal challenges, and car/sponsorship issues, she secured four WRC victories, hundreds of stage wins, record times at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and she’s served in various ambassadorial roles throughout racing.
July 29, 2020

Rosie, The Riveter

Although Rosie may seem like a cliché image when representing feminism and/or women empowerment, the history of her creation and the women she has represented, historically and presently, deserve recognition. In the 1940’s, during WWII, Rosie’s image was used in ads to recruit women into traditionally male-dominated jobs because American men had been recruited into the war and the jobs, they left behind were left vacated.