Autocross: It's Not Just For Really Lonely Guys In Tilley Hats Any More!

Jack Baruth
by Jack Baruth

From our friends over at the SCCA Solo program comes this brief film about Mitsubishi Evolution driver Tasha Mikko. It’s a nice feature about a very accomplished young woman, and if you’re kind of confused as to how a ProSolo event runs some of the footage might clear that confusion up for you. Check it out!

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  • Jimal Jimal on Jul 31, 2013

    When I was occasionally autocrossing in the early 2000's there was a young woman running a Neon ACR with a rollcage in it who got everyone's attention because she was the one of just a few women running with this group. She was also cute and she ran time trials at Lime Rock Park and competed in the Mt. Washington Hill Climb.

  • Syke Syke on Jul 31, 2013

    Autocross has never been just for lonely guys in tilley hats. Back in 1972, the Presque Isle Region SCCA (Erie, PA) had a rather good female turnout to their six autocrosses season. In fact, I learned to drive thru the good fortune that the delightful nurse I was dating had a Fiat 124 Spyder and was gonzo on it. It was my second season before my times started to beat hers.

  • Pete Zaitcev Pete Zaitcev on Jul 31, 2013

    I'm just wondering why is Tasha wearing a ghetto helmet with a torn-off visor. Do visors get broken off that easily, or she's just more comfortable with those huge eyeshades?

    • Selektaa Selektaa on Jul 31, 2013

      Those visors are easily removable, so it's not "torn-off". I'm sure it's just a comfort/visibility thing. Speeds are low enough where wind is never a problem, and it's one less semi-clear surface to have to see through. I never used my visor when I drove auto-x

  • Philipwitak Philipwitak on Jul 31, 2013

    what is the 'tilley' reference? i have the hat - just don't get the point. [i am neither lonely nor alone]

    • Selektaa Selektaa on Jul 31, 2013

      Due to autocrosses being in wide open areas there's usually very little cover, so you're standing around in the sun for hours. I've seen at least 3 or 4 of these hats at every auto-x I've attended, I'm sure because they're great for keeping the sun off of you. I'd never heard of a tilley hat, but immediately guessed what Jack was talking about.