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Helle Nice

Helle Nice preparing to drive in the 1930 Grand Prix at Le Mans.

Racing pioneer Helle Nice and the 1927 Bugatti Type 35C

A dancer and model in Paris during the Roaring 1920s, Helle Nice charmed her way into a pioneering role as one of the earliest women to race at the top level of motorsports, running several Grand Prix and rallies throughout the 1930s. Next month, the car she ran for much of that time will come to auction in Pebble Beach. Read more here.