The Woman Owner-Driver

The Complete Guide for Lady Motorists

The Hon. Mrs. Victor Bruce

The Woman Owner-Driver

The Hon. Mrs. Victor Bruce

Distributed for British Library

80 pages | 10 halftones | 5 x 8 | © 2014
Cloth $12.00 ISBN: 9780712357302 Published May 2014 For sale in North and South America only
First published in 1928, when cars were no longer a novelty, but women behind the wheel remained so, this pioneering guide was designed to teach women everything they would need to know to own, operate, and maintain their own automobiles.
True to its era, The Woman Owner-Driver covers not only the expected topics like how to deal with erratic European drivers, what to do in the aftermath of an accident, and how to avoid pedestrians, but also the crucial topics of what to wear while driving (especially the choice of a hat) and how to prepare for a picnic stop. Even as comedians’ lame jokes about women drivers disappear in the rear-view mirror, The Woman Owner-Driver is sure to entertain with its period charm.

1. The Ideal Motoring Temperament

2. The Motoring Budget

3. The Importance of Suitability

4. Methods that Make for Easy Starting

5. The Gentle Art of Traffic Driving

6. “Physical Jerks” and How to Avoid Them

7. More Bad Driving Habits to be Avoided

8. Some Little Points of Law and Insurance

9. Comfort and Efficiency in Motoring Clothes

10. Practical Points on Picnicking

11. The Ideal Summer Holiday

12. Picture Making on Tour

13. On Taking Your Car Abroad

14. Driving Hints for Continental Tourists

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