Happy Birthday, Janet Guthrie

I could write a biography. Born in Iowa on March 7, 1938, Janet Guthrie moved to Florida at age three, in telling foreshadow. She studied physics at The University of Michigan, graduating in 1960. Guthrie applied for the First Scientist-Astronaut program in 1964,...

JFN Studios

Specializing in automotive & race car art, Joel F. Naprstek provides freelance illustration, commissioned paintings, T-shirt & poster art in a bold, colorful style, covering a wide range of subject matter and genres. Joel has been a freelance illustrator for...

When the Car Kid Grows Up

It happened. I was going about, living my life, minding my own business, when – completely out of the blue – I wanted a Porsche. Me? A Porsche. The skies are falling. But, you say, Porsches are amazing. Their have a long and remarkable history of performance, design...

This Week in Motorhead History: The First Porsche

Today, Porsche, like virtually every auto manufacturer, offers a broad product line consisting of sports cars, sedans, and SUVs.  The vehicles are luxurious, expensive, and heavily skewed toward high performance, and they are a far cry from the lightweight,...

Stevi Cedarstrom and Women in Racing

As noted in my colleague Ruby’s recent story about Janet Guthrie, Guthrie herself acknowledges that women have a long and significant history in auto racing, dating back well over 100 years.  Yet racing was, and to a great extent remains, a man’s world.  It was only...

Happy Birthday, Janet Guthrie

I could write a biography. Born in Iowa on March 7, 1938, Janet Guthrie moved to Florida at age three, in telling foreshadow. She studied physics at The University of Michigan, graduating in 1960. Guthrie applied for the First Scientist-Astronaut program in 1964,...
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