The Motor Maids

When you think of motorcycle clubs, the first thing that comes to mind is probably something along the lines of Hells Angels that includes bearded old men in leather jackets. The Motor Maids, one of the first female motorcycle clubs, was anything but that.

The Motor Maids of America was founded in 1938. The club sought to prove that women could ride motorcycles without accusations of being “mannish”. These girls were both stylish and daring!


Dot Smith was a famous female stunt rider of the 40s and 50s and she was one of the three founding members of the Motor Maids. Today, the club has members in almost every state in the USA and some Canadian Provinces. 

Today’s Proud Kate: Dot Smith


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