Monday, December 14, 2009

A Woman's Place..............




Making History...



When I originally began this series, my intention was to pay tribute to the talented women involved in the history of Nascar. Introducing you to women who have left their mark on the world of auto-racing. Having pursued their dreams regardless of the consequences, very often suffering life threatening injuries. Although these woman of yesteryear were an important part of motorsports' history, it is the women that are contributing NOW that are making exciting strides in the world of racing.


This series has acquired legs of its own and I am going to do my best to bring the readers of Skirts and Scuffs the stories behind these women, and their contribution to the world of motorsports and beyond. From driving to car ownership and pit crews to commentators, Women have become the nuts and bolts in a very competitive world. No longer is it the male dominated sport it once was.


What motivates these women and who are their mentors? What drives them to become competitors in a 'mans world'? How do they deal with the day to day pressures that come with the territory? What do they do when their helmet comes off? What goals do they have for the future? Can they compete without being compared? These are the things that are fueling my desire to not only challenge the that old adage "A Women's Place.......", but to prove it wrong.


In the coming months you will see one on one interviews with some of the top women in terms of NASCAR racing. Some of these women sit behind the wheel, some stand in front of the camera, and others stand beside their man as they put it all on the line in an effort to bring home the victory. These women have been places many of us only dream of and have bright futures in front of them. We aren't going to tell you who our first interview is with just yet, but I will tell you that you won't be disappointed.


If you are one of these self-motivated, strong female individuals and would like to share your auto racing story with the readers of Skirts and Scuffs, please fell free to contact me at my email address: lbess327@gmail.com . Who knows, maybe I'll even contact you first. If you are one of our readers feel free to submit your suggestions for interview topics or the questions you would like to see answered.
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2 comments :

I'm very excited that you asked to interview me. Thank you for the opportunity.

Best Regards,

Caitlin Shaw
@CaitlinShaw

I can't wait to see who Lindi has lined up for this series...actually I already know...just can't wait to see the finished project. Thanks Caitlin for being part of this!

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