Women Who Rally

News Story: March 5, 2019
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The Jack Welch College of Business and University Advancement present “Women Who Rally: The Tale of Two Female Rally Car Drivers Who Took the World by Storm” on Wednesday, March 27, noon-1:30 p.m. at the Martire Forum, 5401 Park Avenue, Fairfield. Join Bruce Iannelli of European Auto Wholesalers and Nate Lander of Mercedes-Benz Classic Center for a discussion about a famous 1962 motorsport rally that catapulted two Swedish women into the limelight during a time when top international female athletes were still very rare in many disciplines. Against a field of competitors made up exclusively of men, Ewy Rosqvist and her co-driver Ursula Wirth emerged victorious in the VI Touring Car Grand Prix of Argentina, a grueling 10-day, 2,875-mile trek in their Mercedes-Benz 220 SE. These pioneers of high-performance sport set new records and blazed a trail for future female stars in motorsport. A period Mercedes-Benz rally car will be on display outside of the Martire Forum. This event is free and open to the public.