Issue One

by Petrol Mum

Manal al-Sharif is a women’s rights activist and author of Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening.

Florence Walker has the enviable task of working for Jeremy Clarkson and is based in the UK. Although her father taught her how to drive when she was 9 she didn’t get behind a wheel again until she was 21. A trip to watch the Monaco Grand Prix in 2016 changed her life. Moments of note for her so far in her thus far extremely brief career include being taught to drive an e-type on ice by World Rally Champion Stig Blomqvist, Jeremy Clarkson remembering her name, taking a corner in the Mojave desert in the 308 at 120 mph and being let off a speeding ticket in Arizona because of her accent. If opportunities to race cars dry up she’s got a fall back career in Epidemiology which she intends to study when she decides to take life seriously.

Follow her adventures on Instagram through her handle @floxxiewalker

Bec Brideson helps business drive exponential growth via the new $28T female economy. With over 25 years leading big brands like Virgin, AFL and Holden, she has filled a gap in business with a fresh methodology around connecting gender with the bottom line. She has just released her first book Blind Spots on how to tap in and leverage the rapidly growing global female market.

Jess Shanahan is road trip journalist with a love for exploring the world by car. She also works in motorsport as the Racing Mentor, coaching drivers on branding, PR and sponsorship, as well as helping people into motorsport careers. Jess loves hot hatches, track driving, and the open road.

Barb Cook is an avid motorcyclist of over 30 years. Currently riding a Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom and is one of the founding members of AuStrom, Australia’s national V-Strom Riding group. Barb is founder of Bikers for Autism Australia, Editor in Chief of Spectrum Women Magazine, and author/editor of the upcoming book Spectrum Women, dedicated to the empowerment of autistic women.

Jasmine Abel is a freelance photographer, content creator and social media manager and she created Stay Driven to inspire and motivate others to get out there and drive, and to chase their dreams. Jasmine believes as long as you stay motivated, your dreams are achievable so never give up and most importantly stay driven. Along with photography, her interest in cars began at a young age however, it wasn’t until she bought her first car (an R34 Nissan Skyline) back in 2012, that she really delved into the whole car scene and became addicted!

Szymek Ślusarczyk is a young automotive blogger from Poland. His main passion in life is of course cars, but he also takes an interest in fashion and business. Szymek is a valued member of the Car Throttle moderator team. His car reviews never lack passion and emotions, and that’s also what makes him stand out from the cold world of data.

Trui Hanoulle  describes herself as follows: photographer – graphic designer – story teller – art lover & lover – traveller – motorbiker – queer – Eurasia/Soviet-o-phile – bon vivant – #elektrogirl. She has had some epic adventures including riding her electric motorbike from Belgium to Istanbul and back!

Lucy Brown is a portrait photographer based in London and her work has been featured in British Vogue and numerous online websites. At aged ten she fixed up a BMW 2002 with her brothers and rallied it in a field and her love of cars and motorsport was born. Classic cars are her favorite to photograph as they seem to have more character than newer cars.

Hannah Gordon has over ten years of experience tinkering with the finest engines in the world being a car mechanic, restorer and car builder. She loves the smell of octane, the noise of a V12 and a short shift gearbox whilst mixing with the old school classic car groups. Hannah also writes about cars and film YouTube reviews, catch her on Twitter @Femalemechanic1.

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.

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