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Ladies With Drive—Kirsten van Croonenborgh

Author Elise  |  6th April 2021

Interview conducted by Niamh Smith Ladies With Drive is back! Joining us today is Kirsten van Croonenborgh, a racer from the Netherlands with a taste for muscle cars and a pretty sweet ride of her own, a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda drag racer she named Suzy Q. We’ve looked at other badass female racing drivers like Kirsten in the past. Read on to hear about drag racing nostalgia ...

Ladies with Drive – Andrea Quirrenbach

Author Elise  |  29th January 2021

Ladies with Drive is back! This time, it’s interior designer, gyrocopter pilot (yes, you read that right) and Mustang enthusiast Andrea Quirrenbach who accepted our invitation to feature on this series.  A boss in all aspects of life, Andrea talks to us about the rollercoaster experience of purchasing a classic Ford Mustang without any prior research (!), throwing herself at everything in life and her most ...

Ladies With Drive – Candy Skene & Pilgrim AC Cobra

Author Elise  |  18th November 2020

After forty years of business, Pilgrim Motorsports (MCUK’s mother company) recently sold a Pilgrim AC Cobra Sumo to a female owner for the first time. The Ladies With Drive blog series we have going here loves it when women get involved in motorsports, so we thought we’d sit down and chat to Candy Skene about her rather impressive purchase. Candy, you recently bought a Cobra from ...

Badass Female Racing Drivers and Their Muscle Cars

Author Elise  |  12th October 2020

By Niamh Smith The First Ladies of Motorsport  Better reactions, tighter control, sharper clarity… factors that influenced a significant number of people I meet at the track to attest that the best racing drivers are women. European FIA drag racing is even dominated by women currently, and there’s a reason for that: Finnish racer Anita Mäkelä is collecting Top Fuel and other drag racing championship titles like ...

Ladies With Drive – Mare van Oosterhout

Author Elise  |  7th August 2020

Three things I’ve learnt from female owners of classic cars this week: Women give their classics a name When they say ‘find yourself a guy’, they mean a mechanic Treat your car like a boyfriend (details below) Ladies With Drive is back! Mare on her modified 1981 Toyota Landcruiser HJ60. “These types of cars are not known for breaking down.” This blog series aims to expand the motoring world audience by ...

Ladies With Drive – Charlotte Vowden

Author Elise  |  13th July 2020

While male-dominated, the classic car world is by no means exclusive to men. Among celebrities, figures like Dita von Teese, Kendall Jenner, Jodie Kidd and Amber Heard are regularly seen out and about in their vintage vehicles. Supermodel Kendall Jenner is often seen zooming around in her 1956 aqua and white Corvette. And notoriously enamoured with retro and vintage style, picturesque Dita drives a burgundy ...