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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:50 PM
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You don't know this woman

She died a couple years ago.

She was quite special

When she was little, she dreamed becoming a race driver like her dad, Max. And that's what she did.

Gilberte Thirion is one of the very few women to have won a World Championship Rally Race. She was, in fact, the first. In 1956 she won the Tour de Corse (Corsica), 24 hours of virtually non-stop flat out driving on some of the narrowest and twistiest mountain roads on the planet. The King of Belgium gave her a medal. She drove at Sebring the next year, then went back to Belgium to rase a family.
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Moondog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:55 PM
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1. A no-kidding hard-driving wild woman.
I would have enjoyed meeting her.
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