Issue Five

by Petrol Mum

After becoming obsessed with her Barbie Corvette and some hand-me-down Matchbox cars, Noelle Faulkner was introduced to cars by the rev-headed women in her family who taught her that driving = freedom. Passionate about diversity and normalising the conversation around cars for women, Noelle was ELLE Australia‘s Contributing Drive Editor, a GQ Cars contributor and an evo Australia columnist. She still blames her late-Grandmother, who owned a Toyota MR2, for her love of mid-engine sports cars.

Nadine Armstrong loves to write about cars and interesting humans. She is the Consumer Editor for the carsales network and a judge for their Car of the Year, a member of the Women’s World Car of the Year jury, sits on the VACC’s Women in Automotive Steering Committee and volunteers her time to Motorsport Australia’s Dare to be Different – Girls on Track program. Nadine’s abiding love of cars is line-ball with her unwavering devotion to French champagne and pommes frites.

Amy Nelmes Bissett is a freelance features writer and her work has featured in Marie Claire, Collective Hub, Cosmopolitan and Refinery 29. When she’s not manically typing to deadline, Amy can be found weaving through the countryside on yet another road trip, eyeing up Land Cruisers and enjoying some serious off-roading.

For as long as Dianne Bortoletto remembers, she’s loved the sound of fast cars. She’s worked in motorsport for 20 years, starting her career in London in a top 20 PR agency working on the Orange Arrows F1 account before returning to Australia as Media & PR Manager for WRC Rally Australia. Di currently works with Rally WA, Targa West and Targa South West in Perth where she is based.

Dominique Chaleyer has combined her passion for classic cars in a niche career that encompasses classic car racing, vehicle restoration, TV production and marketing, both in Australia and abroad. It is within her family’s renowned car restoration business, Historic and Vintage Restorations, that Dominique has dedicated over eight years fine tuning her knowledge of the many processes involved in classic and vintage car restoration, classic car ownership and historic race car preparation.

Jacki has been a part of the motorsport world for ten years, in everything from public relations and journalism, to social media and production. Having lived and travelled internationally, she can be found in a range of paddocks, from Formula 1, to WEC, V8 Supercars, to IMSA, Asian Le Mans Series and everything in between.

Lara Wilde is the automotive addict showing you how to love your car without getting dirty. Lara shares her automotive adventures educating and entertaining audiences as a key note speaker for corporate events and is a freelance author for a variety of publications. Driving across the country or on your daily commute to work, Lara can offer you safe, simple, stylish advice for adventures on the road.

Beth Lily Georgiou is an electric vehicle specialist and motorsport sporting director from the United Kingdom. She is a passionate adventurer and driver, who frequently enjoys pushing electric cars to their limits. As a frequent presenter and speaker, she is an active advocate for electric vehicles, solar and renewable energy, plant-based diets, animals, and ocean awareness. Follow her on Twitter @FoxGeorgiou

Vicky is a driven businesswoman who has a unique perspective in the world of motoring. With a love of cars, driving, motorsport and the motoring community she hopes that writing about her adventures will help inspire women to get involved and share her passion.

Helen aka Petrol Mum has founded Driven Women Magazine. Helen’s love of cars started with her father and grandfather’s vintage car collecting and continues today through a shared passion with her husband and children. When Helen is not driving a car she will most likely be found washing one, it’s her therapy.

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