The December 2021 PCA Panorama magazine featured no less than six articles telling the stories of women with a passion for driving and the Porsche experience. Interesting, fun, and inspiring, their pursuits spanned the gambit of motorsport from racing and rallying to tracking down long lost beloved Porsche family members. The source of and support for these pursuits are different for each individual, sometimes stemming from childhood and sometimes coming later in life. This article highlights two young ladies who have been introduced to motorsports by their fathers, whose Porsche experience has led them to share their passion for driving with their daughters. Amriel Lucier [nick-named “Amy”] started accompanying her dad, Ollie, to autocross and track events before she could walk. As time went on, she was able to participate as a volunteer helping with Autocross and DE operations and as Pit Crew for her dad at his racing events. An avid photo enthusiast, she has often photographed events; one of her pictures made the cover of the Northlander. At 12, Amriel started driving karts and was more recently able to race at SCCA Autocross events in the karting group. She is looking forward to her 16th birthday this spring when she will be able to get her Driver’s License and race with her dad’s Boxster. Amriel is a Sophomore at Conant HS in New Hampshire. A natural competitor, she plays Varsity Basketball and enjoys showing horses. Someday, Amriel would like to be a veterinarian.

Mia Leroux would have gone to Drivers Ed, as most kids do, but Covid had closed everything down. Instead, her Dad, Michael, took her to the track where he is a member and taught her to drive in his “Jamaican Bacon” Miata race car. Mia fell in love with driving on the track and decided to pursue her SCCA racing license. Being a minor, this involved going to SCCA Driving School and being heavily scrutinized before getting signed off on her Novice Credentials and January-February 2022 Northlander 25 finally earning her SCCA Competition License. Mia just finished her first National SCCA Race down in Sebring, FL called the Sebring Hoosier Super Tour. She had qualified to participate by making the podium at Regional races and drove her Spec Miata in a group of 80 cars with drivers of all ages and levels of experience. It was totally exhilarating and she is sure to be back for more. As a matter of fact, Mia has decided to relocate from Rhode Island to Ocala, FL where her family has a home and she can drive all year long. She is a Junior in High School and because she is also taking college courses When she graduates she will have earned an Associate’s Degree. It is great to see the opportunities that are available for girls today and it is heartwarming to see the interest that these dads (and moms) are taking in their daughters. Starting so young opens up all kinds of new possibilities for them. Whatever role driving will play in Amy’s and Mia’s future is still to be determined. But, to be sure, they are developing confidence that will influence their future and making memories that will last a lifetime. You go girls! PS: AND TO FATHERS EVERYWHERE WHO LOVE AND SUPPORT THEIR DAUGHTERS, WE GIRLS