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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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Vintage photos of Women Motorcyclists...

My girlfriend is a new rider and she's getting into researching photos of vintage bikes and the women that raced / rode them.

Does anyone have any idea where she can research vintage photos of women riding / racing motorcycles?

Pre 1950's...

She has fallen in love with this image:

Any help in her research is appreciated, we've tried the BMW History Archives but it requires specific search terms... "woman" turned up nothing.

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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 07:13 AM
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Dammit, that is hot!
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Just googled this up. Women on Harleys that actually weigh less than the Harley!
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Must of played merry hell with her hairdo! The wind resistance would probably put her a gear down on the uphill sections.
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I just googled early photos of women female motorbike rider, try that for a start.

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was this the original low budget shoot of star wars?
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Might be an earlier type of pannier?
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I 'm not sure but I think that's probably Anke-Eve Goldman who was a racer of BMW's and a reporter in the 1950's. I think she is really super cool and like your GF, I am facinated by her.

Check out her story :

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Cool pics in the side bar...if you scroll down a bit...

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