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Girls On Cars – What we really want!

22 June 2010 10 Comments

So we’ve all heard the stories before. Woman are bad drivers, women like the “cutesie” girlie cars usually no bigger than a toaster…yes yes we’ve heard it all before. Why are we females often referred to as “uneducated” in the car world? That we don’t know our air-conditioning from our air-intake. Well boys, I’m about to give you a lesson here it seems.

It’s been increasingly shown that more and more women are opting for sports cars. Years ago cars such as the SLK, Mustang, Chevrolet and BMW, amongst others, were out of reach to most women. But over the years, many cars have become more affordable and many women just earn larger salaries in general.

Times have changed! It’s an old myth that women want to own more reliable, practical and small engine cars such as Sparks, Atos, Picanto, Getz, the list goes on and on. Yes, it is true that many women opt for these cars, but this is purely due to fuel economy most of the time. We are well aware at the cost of petrol and prefer to save a little cash where we can. But don’t be surprised if you ask a girl what her dream car is and she happens to mention a pretty dam expensive sports car. Generally both men and woman want the same thing when purchasing a car; we just put them in different orders. A woman will place safety and reliability high on her list, while men would place engine size, looks and horsepower high on his.

But who better to know what’s sexy than a woman herself. Generally we go for smooth, rounded curves. Black cars are always a winner! The faster the better, but still classy. Loud, irritating cars are a definite no no! Sorry guys, but its style all the way, unless you have the horse power to back it up, we might make an exception. It’s not that we don’t care about all the ins and outs and specs of every car we see, it’s just that, quite frankly we don’t really care all that much. Generally speaking if it looks HOT and its dam expensive, it’s more than likely to be a winner in our books.

You do however get the odd female who might give you fellow petrol head men a run for your money. When it comes to knowing a thing or two about racecars,This girl seems to know her stuff. Take a look at this Toyota Supra, owned and modified by a female driver/model, Jessica Burton. Seems some girls should be given a lot more credit…I’d say!

Jessica Barton’s Toyota Supra

Jessica Barton & her Car

It’s been said that Jessica races her supra on a weekly basis!


10 Comments »

  • Blair said:

    Wow, nice post blog tracy.. I knew I kept you around for a reason!
    that Jess chick has a flipping hot set of “wheels”

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  • Trazyp said:

    Haha… Well thanks!! Apparently she has a sister,Jennifer…also races cars…she owns an Integra Type R. SISTERS guys!!!! LOL Your dream come true hahaha

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  • Robert said:

    Nice write up there. and id probably agree, if a car looks hot, girls would generally LOV it!

    p.s. do u have Jessica’s number?! lol

    p.p.s. nice profile pic! ;)

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  • jomacher said:

    Great blog Tracy. Although women are increasingly getting into the motorsport industry I personally think they don’t get the publicity they deserve. I think Blair would agree with me when I say that “it will be an awsome idea if you could post some more articles on women and motorsport on a regular basis”. Maybe you can help my wife get more interested in the motorsport industry but more specifically the aftermarket sector.

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  • Blair said:

    Oh Jo u would be 100% correct, we already have arranged a weekly blog :D
    Stay tuned for more from the woman s perspective.. :)
    There are a few woman that I know of that race, Tamsin Pepper races one of the Formula Volkswagen in the Wesbank Super Series.
    Then we have our local woman in motorsport Sharon Hammond and she races in the GTI challenge.

    So to me it looks like the ladies are flying under the radar with out us really knowing, but hey if they have the skills bring it on!

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  • jomacher said:

    Then of course we have Robyn Kruger who races a Polo Vivo in the VW cup I think. But these are just a few ladies in motorsport and like you said “…the ladies are flying under the radar with out us really knowing, but hey if they have the skills bring it on! I say, lets get some more info on these local ladies and get them noticed. WINK WINK NUDGE NUDGE ! LOL.

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  • Tracy777 said:

    Thanks!!

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  • Blair said:

    That’s actually a really great idea, we could get Tracy to go and get some interviews with some of these woman in motorsport..

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  • jomacher said:

    That’s a great idea Blair. Isn’t there lady drifters at Monstermob ? If not, why not get Tracy to be the first ?

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  • TrazyP said:

    LOL Blair has already tried to get me to do Gymkharna…get me the contacts and i’ll do the interviews!!

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