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Alfa Romeo Salutes the Women Who Raced, Past and Present

Motor Trend Logo By Nick Yekikian,Manufacturer of Motor Trend | Slide 1 of 10: Maria Antonietta d'Avanzo was a writer, journalist, and aviator. A pioneering woman, d'Avanzo made her Alfa Romeo debut in 1921 at the Brescia circuit. Over the next two decades she raced regularly with Alfa Romeo in contests like the Mille Miglia and Le Mans. Eventually d'Avanzo became an activist for equality for women and an icon of early feminism.

ALFA ROMEO SALUTES FEMALE DRIVERS 3

Maria Antonietta d'Avanzo was a writer, journalist, and aviator. A pioneering woman, d'Avanzo made her Alfa Romeo debut in 1921 at the Brescia circuit. Over the next two decades she raced regularly with Alfa Romeo in contests like the Mille Miglia and Le Mans. Eventually d'Avanzo became an activist for equality for women and an icon of early feminism.

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