Joanna Quesnel

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A photo of Joanna Quesnel leaning herself against a 1940 Ford coupe at a dry lakes event. The race-ready coupe has been fit with what seems to be 1940 Oldsmobile bumpers, fenderskirts and shortened sidetrim on the hood. Photo from The Chuck and Joanna Quesnel Photo Collection.
A photo of Joanna next to Culver City Screwdrivers member Jim Papworth's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster. Joanna is the lady wearing a scarf in the photo. Photo from The Chuck and Joanna Quesnel Photo Collection.

Joanna Quesnel was an early dry lakes racer. She was married to Chuck Quesnel, who was a member of the Culver City Screwdrivers. Joanna was a part of the club, but not considered a member as she was a girl. Chuck and Joanna went separate ways later on, and Joanna remarried and got a son named Douglas. Douglas remembers that his mother told him that the girls were never allowed to race the guys. Joanna had a 1932 Ford roadster that she liked to race, but her car never had any race numbers on.[1]

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Joanna Quesnel's 1932 Ford Roadster


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