The Adventures of Zaya

Woman Doing A Burnout

In Venus Veritas is a new website dedicated to showcasing women in the typically male-dominated worlds of cars, motorcycles, boats, planes and anything else with an internal combustion engine. We’ll be showcasing their content every now and then as a hat tip to the 18% of our readers with XX chromosomes. Zaya is one of…

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Pistol Packin’ Mama and the WASPs

Women Pilot WASP

Pistol Packin’ Mama was a B-17 Flying Fortress that saw use during the Second World War as a training aircraft for female pilots known as WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots), over 1,000 female pilots had been accepted into the program by the end of the war and they had flown every type of American military…

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2015 Ladies Who Ride Calendar by MotoLady

motolady-calendar

Most of you who spend a significant amount of time perusing the corner of the internet dedicated to motorcycles will already be familiar with Alicia Elfving (AKA MotoLady), over the past 5 years she’s risen to a position of significant influence within the motorcycle community and is now one of the pre-eminent voices for women…

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Nürburgring Wallpaper

Nürburgring Wallpaper

The Nordschleife (northern loop) of the Nürburgring is a circuit that any true racing enthusiast needs to attempt at least once – Jackie Stewart famously referred to it as the Green Hell due to the fact that it’s 20.8 kilometres (12.9 miles) long, covers over 300 meters (984 feet) of elevation changes and has minimal…

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Sophia Loren – Sunflower

Sophia Loren - Sunflower

The Italian film Sunflower is best remembered for being the first western movie to be made behind the Iron Curtain, it was partially shot in Russia in 1970 – quite remarkable given the tensions in the area during the era. The film itself is a tale of unrequited love starring Sophia Loren and Germano Longo,…

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Evel Knievel Wallpaper

Evel Knievel

“Bones heal, pain is temporary and chicks dig scars” – Evel Knievel Although no one will ever accuse Evel Knievel of being on par with Shakespeare, you do have to admit that the man had a way with words. He still owns a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as being the man…

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Juan Manuel Fangio Wallpaper

Juan Manuel Fangio Wallpaper

Juan Manuel Fangio has the unique distinction of having the highest winning percentage (46.15%) of any driver in the history of Grand Prix motor racing, he’s also the only man to have won five world titles with four separate teams (Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Maserati). Looking at the current format used in Formula 1 motor…

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Vintage Drag Racers

Vintage Drag Racers

These early drag racers popped into our email inbox last week with a request to find more information on them. It’s thought that the photograph was taken in Sanford, Maine by friends of 1960s top fuel racer Bruce Wheeler – whose collection they originally came from. The cars in the image are just about as…

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Hasselblad Print

Hasselblad Print

For the uninitiated, Hasselblad is a Swedish manufacturer of medium-format cameras that have been in operation since the mid-1800s. The company started life as a trading company under the name F. W. Hasselblad and Co. but it wasn’t until the founder’s son Arvid Viktor Hasselblad became acutely fascinated with photography that the famous name first…

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