Motoring events – in fact, motorsport in general – can often be a predominantly masculine occasion, where men fulfil the stereotypical role behind the wheel, wearing the driving gloves as well as the trousers. But one event this summer will be changing all of that.
On the 9th to the 11th of June V8Rally 2017 will launch. It will appear on the surface to be like many of the other organised motoring tours held through England’s green and pleasant land. Yet this one has been aimed specifically at female entrants: notably high net worth individuals.
Behind the whole idea is Marchella De Angelis, an innovative entrepreneur accredited for hospitality venues with interesting and quirky aesthetics – including a hotel and a club lounge located in the Cotswolds, an area of rolling hills and natural beauty in England.
Marchella so happens to also have a passion for cars and driving and is no stranger to track days and motoring events. In fact, last year she took a runner-up prize at the Salon Privé International Concours d’Elegance, becoming the first woman to win in this famous competition.
She believes that more can be done to encourage women to take part in such events and has established V8Rally to draw more women to enjoy the pleasures of motoring.