Happy birthday to a trailblazer who made ready for women drivers over the world.
The present Doodle praises the 120th birthday celebration of Czech racecar driver Eliška Junková, a pioneer throughout the entire existence of engine dashing. Known as the “Queen of the Steering Wheel,” Junková contended during the 1920s against Europe’s top drivers, and in 1927 turned into the primary lady actually to win a Grand Prix race.
Alžběta “Eliška” Junková was conceived on this day in 1900 in the Austro-Hungarian town Olomouc, today part of the Czech Republic.
She looked into hustling vehicles almost immediately in secondary school, close by her then-sweetheart and possible spouse Vincenc “Čeněk” Junek.” With her enthusiasm touched off, she took driving exercises in Prague and got one of the primary ladies in the recently framed Czechoslovakia to get a driver’s permit.
At the point when her better half commenced his vocation as a vehicle racer, Junková sat close to him as his dashing specialist and co-pilot. Be that as it may, it wasn’t well before she took the wheel herself.
Eliška Junková rose to acclaim dashing her brand name Bugatti over Europe’s most troublesome courses.
She even built up a nearby close to home companionship with the vehicle’s creator, Ettore Bugatti.
Junková was not just in fact proficient, she likewise procured a standing as one of the initial drivers to do stroll through’s of courses like Italy’s acclaimed Targa Florio before races to submit tourist spots and goes to memory.
Junková resigned from hustling in 1928, yet her inheritance was deified by Czech writer, Jaroslav Ježek’s, exemplary jazz creation “Bugatti Step,” just as by Junková’s own self-portrayal, “My Memory is Bugatti.”