SCENE | The Starting Line, Milan 1952.

Photo of the Paris team (above) and the Dauphiné team (below) on the starting line for a women's scooter race in Milan, Italy, held on June 9, 1952. 

The circuit covered a distance of 260km (161 miles) and included 117 competitors from Belgium, Italy, France and Switzerland. This was its first ever women's-only event. I couldn't find if the race continued or for how long, but what a great intersection of style and sport.


LauraSP said...

Damn, now that's just cool!

Elena said...

Ah makes me want to scoot around. Great find. Thanks for sharing.

Lindsey said...

Check out WWII wrens. Similar and awesome.