With Formula W being launched this year to encourage and promote opportunities for female racing drivers I thought it might be an interesting exercise to look back upon the girls, and ladies - whatever today’s politically-acceptable term might be (search me) for female racing drivers - who competed at Goodwood during its front-line era, from the inaugural meeting in September 1948 to closure in the high summer of 1966.
Doug Nye: Goodwood's original queens of oversteer
Doug Nye began writing about racing cars at ‘Motor Racing’ magazine in 1963-64. Today he is a multiple award-winning motor sports journalist and author of over 50 years’ experience, with some 70 books to his name. He is Goodwood Motorsport’s founding Historian and consultant and fulfils similar roles for Bonhams Auctioneers and the Collier Collection/Revs Institute in Naples, FL, USA. He is a member of the National Motor Museum Advisory Council at Beaulieu, Hants, and is a regular columnist for ‘Motor Sport’ magazine, while contributing to many other specialist periodicals worldwide.