Lesbian Motor Enthusiasts, Start Your Engines

Lesbian Motor Enthusiasts, Start Your Engines

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970915_601927269830165_1009770347_nBy Erin King

Women who love hot cars and cool ladies will find plenty of both at The Fastest Girls in Town, a new event geared towards female speed demons. Women are encouraged to drive their most impressive motor toy—car, truck, 4×4, motorcycle, or scooter—to Alki Beach on August 25, where they can meet like-minded ladies and oogle some of Puget Sound’s most stare-worthy rides.

Since the event will be held in a public space, it will be alcohol-free and a welcome respite from the usual booze-heavy gay mixers. Music, food, and soft drinks will be provided. Vendors are welcome to set up booths, so some casual shopping is a possibility, too.

The event is hosted by Girl4Girl, a local business experiencing a reboot after ending its regular parties in Seattle and Kent in April 2011. Girl4Girl got its start in 1998, hosting events that featured go-go dancers, burlesque performers, and popular DJs. The group held a widely anticipated comeback party during Pride 2012, but has been focusing on providing entertainment services to private parties since then. The Fastest Girls in Town is their newest venture and is likely to become a monthly phenomenon—the first meetup at Don Armeni Park drew over 150 women. This time, the expected turnout is so large that the party had to be moved south to the larger Jack Block Park.

The ever-green Pacific Northwest is a surprisingly good spot to be a car enthusiast. Last June, the world’s biggest car museum opened in Tacoma, featuring impressive rare and luxury vintage cars alongside more pedestrian favorites like the 1983 Oldsmobile. It draws from the collection of Tacoma native Henry LeMay, who attempted to buy one of every American car ever produced and is the world record holder for the largest private car collection. The unusual location of the museum has prompted its curators to plan a variety of events luring motor enthusiasts to the region, from drive-in movies and car and cigar parties to dealer conferences. Dykes on bikes can double-dip on the 25th, enjoying the museum’s Vintage Motorcycle Festival in the morning and Fastest Girls in the afternoon.

The event is free, no tickets required. More information can be found by clicking here.

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