First races with women's representation!

Women have an increasingly strong presence in the automotive industry, and as the number of women in the industry grows, so does their influence on its development. Women are very important members of the automotive industry and are particularly important in shaping the future of the sector.

In the pages of history, we can find many inspiring examples of women who fell in love with the automotive industry. Eliska Junkova – a Czech woman who took part in the world’s first automobile competition in 1926. For years she has been a role model for other women who aspire to be professional drivers. She was born in Prague in 1894. As a young woman, Eliska Junkova was very determined to become a professional driver. She joined a local car club, where she learned everything necessary to become a professional driver. In 1926, she became the first woman to compete in an automobile competition, which generated great interest. Interestingly, Junkova won her first race, which became an inspiration for other women. Eliska Junkova was also influential in the development of the women’s movement in Europe. In the 1920s, she took part in races in many countries, including France, Italy, Switzerland and Spain. By the end of her life, Eliska Junkova had become a respected driver, as well as the first woman to compete in auto racing. Her exploits inspired women around the world to try their hand at racing.

Junková (center) at the Targa Florio race in Sicily, c. 1928
Junková (center) at the Targa Florio race in Sicily, c. 1928, zdjęcie Foto-Journal
Album representantů všech oborů veřejného života Česko-Slovenského, hlavní redaktor prof. Fr. Sekanina, vydalo Umělecké nakladatelství Josef Zeibrdlich, Praha I., Bílkova 17, 1927

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