July 31 Birthday: Louise Smith. FEARLESS

Louise Smith, race car driver
July 31, 1916-March 4, 2006

Fearless: The Story of Racing Legend Louise Smith by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Scott Dawson (Dutton, 2010)

“Fast! Faster! Flying! Free!” These words epitomize Smith’s drive to race. She didn’t follow the old rules that said women shouldn’t race cars–she created new ones—and ended up in the winner’s circle.

An inductee of the Motorsports Hall of Fame, Smith is featured on their site.

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