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Mad for Speed: The Racing Life of Joan Newton Cuneo by Elsa A. Nystrom

By Elsa A. Nystrom

This publication covers Joan Newton Cuneo’s lifestyles, and her roles (from 1905 to 1915) because the preferable woman racer within the usa and spokeswoman for ladies drivers and reliable roads. starting along with her kin background and marriage to Andrew Cuneo, it lines her lifestyles in long island society, the beginning of her youngsters, and Joan’s growing to be curiosity in car traveling and racing and partnership with Louis Disbrow, her racing mechanic.
The booklet covers Joan’s stories in 3 Glidden excursions, together with her notes at the 1907 journey, her first races, and her competitors. It additionally appears to be like on the development and alter of car tradition and the battles for regulate of racing one of the American vehicle organization, the auto membership of the US, and the yankee vehicle brands Association—which led to banishing ladies racers presently after Joan’s maximum racing victories at New Orleans (in 1909). The e-book then follows Joan’s makes an attempt to proceed racing, the tip of her marriage, her circulate to the higher Peninsula, and her remarriage and dying. The ebook additionally encompasses a bankruptcy on her woman opponents in racing and touring.

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