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Joan Richmond

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About Joan Richmond

Born in Cooma in 1905 and raised in Victoria, Joan Richmond was a female pioneer in motor racing between the wars. She found international fame after she and her co-driver won the international 1000-mile race at the legendary Brooklands racetrack in 1932 – the first time in the race's history that two women drove together. 

Historic newspapers closely tracked Ms Richmond's rising star during the 1930s, from local speed tests and hill climbs in Victoria through to her notable win at Brooklands and an overland trip with Australian friends to take part in the famous Monte Carlo rally.

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Monte Carlo: end of rally, London Agency Photos Ltd, 1932. Joan Richmond is second from the left.

Joan Richmond

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