Women at the wheel in new exhibition - The Leamington Observer

Women at the wheel in new exhibition

Leamington Editorial 28th Jan, 2022   0

WOMEN are very much behind the wheel of a new exhibition.

‘Women in Motorsport’ opens at Coventry Transport Museum on January 29 showcasing the personal stories of women while profiling diversity in the automotive industry.

A range of motorsport companies, individuals, organisations and heritage partners have come together to celebrate the achievements and history of women in motorsport, from grassroots to professionals.

The exhibition will feature everything from vehicles such as the Jaguar Racing Formula E and Kaye Petrie’s race car, to trophies, racing gear worn by the likes of Susie Wolff and Sarah Moore, and even Sebastian Vettel’s famous Same Love t-shirt from the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The innovative exhibition will also feature many interactive elements, including a pit-stop experience, DIY-tracks and projections which allow visitors to race their own designs against each other.

Visitors will also be able to fuel up their knowledge about the frontrunners of female motorsport and explore their varied roles within the industry through personal stories.

Francis Nielsen, from Coventry Transport Museum, said: “We are hoping the exhibition will inspire future generations to follow in these brilliant women’s footsteps and showcase that there’s a space for women in all aspects of the motorsport industry.

“We wanted to focus on the impact women had on all aspects of motorsports alongside current developments such as grass-roots racing.

“What better place to demonstrate our ability to innovate – past, present, and future, than in the home of the cycle industry and birthplace of the motor car in the UK.”

The exhibition runs until May 31. Visit www.transport-museum.com ofr full details.


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