#69: I am woman, hear (my engine) roar
A truly awesome photo of a truly awe inspiring lady from Shorpy with the attached description: September 15, 1937. “First of fair sex to obtain motorcycle license in Capital. Although she weighs only 88 pounds — one-third of the machine she rides, Mrs. Sally Halterman is the first woman to be granted a license to operate a motorcycle in the District of Columbia. She is 27 years old and 4 feet, 11 inches tall. Immediately after receiving her permit, Mrs. Halterman was initiated into the D.C. Motorcycle Club — the only girl ever to be accorded this honor.”
The Antique Motorcycle Club of America is puttin’ on the ritz the second weekend in June and I’m , as they say, pumped up– The Antique Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet is happening June 12-14th. It’s an optimum weekend to get out of the city and sojourn up North, New Yorkers, because our favorite little nearby river town and antiquing hotspot is simultaneously hosting its annual Antiques Show on Sunday, June 14. (Gotta love these hi-fi pre-historic websites.) Mark your calendars!