Nice to see some WA gals mentioned above. There are records going back to December 1955 showing the first stock car race for Women being held at Claremont Speedway in Perth. Jenny Leach nee Coope, one of the first females to regularly compete on the WA scene at Forrestfield Speedway debued in the 1950s in a hot rod. A large number of ladies competed during the 1960's in WA. Some of these were sisters Robin Hunter and Julie Logan, Gwen Kirk, Merrilyn Silverlock, Barbara Elliott, Maureen Holmes and Ethel Ridley. An American, Angelina 'Bobbi' Borghese toured Australian in the mid 1960s driving a hot rod at Claremont.