Women in Motorsports NA provides a listing of suggested readings exclusively containing books written by or about women in various forms of motorsports.


Author Publisher

Drive: 9 Lessons to Win in Business and in Life

Kelly Earnhardt Miller

Thomas Nelson, 2020

Bonneville's Women of Land Speed Racing

Louise Ann Noeth

Arcadia Publishing, 2021

Tales from a Top-Fuel Dragster

Shirley Muldowney

Sports Publishing LLC, 2013

Everything Women Always Wanted to Know About Cars Lesley Hazleton

Doubleday, 1995

Mad for Speed: The Racing Life of Joan Newton Cuneo

Elsa Nystrom

McFarland & Company, 2013

Confessions of a Fast Woman Lesley Hazleton

Self Published, 1992

Driving to Detroit Lesley Hazleton

Simon & Schuster, 1998

Eat My Dust Georgine Clarsen

John Hopkins University Press, 2008

Linda Vaughn: The First Lady of Motorsports

Linda Vaughn

CarTech, 2016

The New Woman Driver Don Sharp

Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984

Eight Women, Two Model Ts and the American West

Joanne Wilke

Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, 2007

Do These High Heels Make Me Look Stupid Cathy Droz

At Your Door Publishing, 2014

Williams: A Different Kind of Life

Virginia Williams

Echo Point Books & Media, 2017

The Greaseless Guide to Car Care Confidence Mary Jackson

John Muir Publications, 1989

110 Car & Driving Emergencies and How to Survive Them James Joseph

Globe Pequot Press, 2003 (Rick Case Endorsed)

A Ride in the Sun or Gasoline Gypsy Peggy Iris Thomas

Rixon Groove, 1953/2012

Gloria - A Lifetime Motorcyclist: 75 Years on Two Wheels and Still Riding

Gloria Struck

Wolfgang Publications, 2018

Dare to Repair Your Car Julie Sussman & Stephanie Glakas-Tenet

Do It Herself LLC, 2005

The Female Fan Guide to Motorsports Betsey Berns

BVision Sports Media, 2000 (Foreward by Lyn St. James)

Driven By Desire: The Desire Wilson Story Alan Wilson

Veloce.CO.UK, 2011

America's Hottest Racer: Danica Patrick

Jonathan Ingram & Paul Webb

Motorbooks/MBI Publishing, 2005

DANICA Crossing The Line Danica Patrick with Laura Morton

Fireside, 2006

Women Who Win In Sport and in Life

Christina Lessa

Universe Publishing, 1998 (Shirley Muldowney Featured)

Maria Teresa de Filippis Stefano Chiminelli

Maserati, 2016

Fast Ladies Female Racing Drivers 1888-1970

Jean-Francois Bouzanquet

Veloce.CO.UK, 2009

Fast Women: The Legendary Ladies of Racing Todd McCarthy

Hyperion, 2007

Fast Women: The Drivers Who Changed the Face of Motor Racing John Bullock

Robson Books, 2002

The Bugatti Queen: In Search of a French Racing Legend Miranda Seymour

Random House, 2004

The Centered Skier Denise McCluggage

Bantam Books, 1983

By Brooks Too Broad For Leaping Denise McCluggage

Fulcorte Press, 1999

Janet Guthrie: Life At Full Throttle Janet Guthrie

Sport Media Publishing, 2005

Lyn St. James: An Incredible Journey Lyn St. James

LSJ Press, 2010 (first edition: Ride of Your Life Published by Hyperion 2002)

LYN ST JAMES: Driven to Be First Ross R Olney

Lerner Publications, 1997

LYN ST. JAMES Mark Stewart

Grolier All-Pro Biographies, 1996

Lyn St. James Car Owners Manual for Women Lyn St. James

Penguin Books, 1984 (republished Lyn St. James Car Owners Manual Self-Published 1989)


Rosemary Smith

HarperCollins, 2018

GLORY Photographs of Athletes Richard Corman

William Morrow & Co., 1999 (Lyn St. James featured)

Faster: How a Jewish Driver, and American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hilter's Best

Neal Bascomb

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020


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