Brooklands People, Vehicles Designed by Reid Railton, Vehicles Powered by Napier Lion Engines, Malcolm Campbell, Dorothy Levitt, Birabongs
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- Author: Source Wikipedia
- Publisher: University-Press.org
- ISBN: 9781230552101
- Page: 48
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 47. Chapters: Brooklands people, Vehicles designed by Reid Railton, Vehicles powered by Napier Lion engines, Malcolm Campbell, Dorothy Levitt, Birabongse Bhanudej, John Duff, Barbara Cartland, Tim Birkin, Anne Lenner, Selwyn Edge, Edward Ramsden Hall, Gloster III, Gloster IV, S. C. H. "Sammy" Davis, Napier-Campbell Blue Bird, Whitney Straight, Gloster VI, Kaye Don, Supermarine S.5, Woolf Barnato, Henry Segrave, George Eyston, J. G. Parry-Thomas, Campbell-Railton Blue Bird, Diana Barnato Walker, Louis Zborowski, Frederick Gordon-Lennox, 9th Duke of Richmond, Brooklands Museum, John Cobb, Raymond Mays, Bernard Rubin, Kay Petre, Railton Special, Campbell-Napier-Railton Blue Bird, Miss England I, Richard Shuttleworth, Brooklands Trust Members, Leyland Eight, Louis Wagner, Bill Boddy, Golden Arrow, Thomson & Taylor, Arthur Waite, Miss Britain III, Henry Ronald Godfrey, Hugh F. Locke-King, Eileen Ellison, Archibald Frazer-Nash, Percy E. Lambert, Clive Dunfee, Crusader. Excerpt: Dorothy Elizabeth Levitt, (probably born Dorothy Elizabeth Levi, circa 1882, probably died 18 May 1922) was a motorina and sporting motoriste in the early part of the 20th century. On 4 July 1903 she was reported as the first woman in the world to compete in a motor race. Levitt was a renowned pioneer of motor racing, the most successful female competitor in Great Britain, victorious speedboat driver, holder of the Ladies World Land speed record, motoring writer, journalist and activist. In 1905 she established the record for the longest drive achieved by a lady driver by driving a De Dion-Bouton from London to Liverpool and back. In 1906 she broke the women's world speed record in a speed trial in Blackpool, and was described as "the fastest girl on Earth." Her book The Woman and the Car: A chatty little handbook for all women who motor or who want to motor, ...