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Violette Cordery (1900?–1983) by Roger Viollet, 1929 [right, with sister Evelyn] © Roger Viollet / Rex Features

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Cordery [married name Hindmarsh], Violette (1900–1983), racing driver, was born Violet Cordery Lane at 137 Farringdon Road, London on 10 January 1900 , the daughter of Henry Cordery Lane, tobacco merchant’s traveller, and Bertha Matilda Isabella née Petit. She had at least two sisters, one of whom married the car maker ...

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Sheila Van Damm (1922–1987) by Lewis Morley, 1962 © Lewis Morley, courtesy of The Akehurst Bureau; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Damm, Sheila Van (1922–1987), rally driver and theatre director, was born on 17 January 1922 in Gloucester Terrace, Paddington, London, the youngest of three daughters (there were no sons) of Vivian Van Damm (d. 1960) and his wife, Natalie Lyons. Although her father had sponsored motorcycle speedway events in the 1920s, before inheriting the ...

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Jean Denton, Baroness Denton of Wakefield (1935–2001) by Nick Sinclair, 1992 © Nick Sinclair; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Denton [née Moss], Jean, Baroness Denton of Wakefield (1935–2001), rally driver, businesswoman, and politician, was born on 29 December 1935 at 103 Broadway, Wakefield, Yorkshire, the elder of two daughters of Charles Josiah Moss, stationery store keeper, later hospital supplies clerk, and his wife, ...

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Moss, Patricia Ann [Pat] (1934–2008), showjumper and rally driver, was born on 27 December 1934 at Greentrees, Queens Drive, Thames Ditton, Surrey, the younger child and only daughter of Alfred Ethelbert Moss (1896–1972), dentist, and his wife, (Nora) Aileen, née Craufurd (1900–1980). When she was two years old the family moved to a house called ...

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Patricia Ann Moss (1934–2008) by Frank Hudson, 1953 Frank Hudson / Sendtoppo / Rex Features

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Kathleen Coad Petre (1903–1994) by unknown photographer, c.1938 © Hulton-Deutsch Collection / Corbis

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Petre [née Defries], Kathleen Coad [Kay] (1903–1994), motor racing driver and journalist, was born in York, Ontario, Canada, on 10 May 1903, the daughter of Robert Leo Defries KC (d. 1957) and his wife, Annie Gray. Her father was a barrister in ...

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Gwenda Mary Stewart (1894–1990) by unknown photographer, 1934 © National Motor Museum / Heritage Images

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Stewart [née Glubb; other married names Janson; Hawkes], Gwenda Mary (1894–1990), racing driver, was born at Burnaby Villas, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, on 1 June 1894, the daughter of Frederic Manley Glubb (1857–1938), captain and later major-general in the Royal Engineers, who was created KCMG in 1918, and his wife, ...

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Helen Frances Taylour (1904–1983) by unknown photographer, 1920s Negatives of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref: EP-0629-1/2-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

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Taylour, Helen Frances [Fay] (1904–1983), racing motorist and political activist, was born at Oxmanton Hall, Birr, King's county (later co. Offaly), Ireland, on 5 April 1904, the daughter of Herbert Fetherstonhaugh Taylour (1868/9–1952), a district inspector in the Royal Irish Constabulary, and a former colonel in the British army, and his wife, ...

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Elsie Mary Wisdom (1904–1972) by Bassano, 1931 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wisdom [née Gleed], Elsie Mary [Bill] (1904–1972), racing driver, was born at 23 The Parade, Upper Tooting Road, Tooting Graveney, London, on 2 March 1904, the third of seven children and the only daughter of Benjamin John Gleed (1869–1950), master watchmaker and shopkeeper, and his wife, ...