A very beautiful and daring young woman, Miss Dorothy Levitt first startled the British public by creating a world's motoring record for women" at Blackpool in 1906, by driving at the average rate of 91 miles an hour. And then, after adding many more motoring records to her credit, she again startled the public by her aviation achievements, being the first Englishwoman to learn seriously the art of flying. It was Mr. F. S. Edge, the famous motorist, who first advised Miss Levitt to enter the automobile profession. And so congenial did Miss Levitt find the employment, that at the end of six months she knew as much about the mechanism of a car as any man. Miss Levitt afterwards took to racing, her first win being a reliability run from Edinburgh to London, in which she did all her own repairs on the road, and finally gained a prize from among 350 competitors.
Miss Dorothy Levitt Lallie Charles