Go Back   British Expats / Living & Moving Abroad / Far East and Asia

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old Aug 31st 2016, 8:02 pm   #1
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: Cayman Islands
Posts: 3,238
Gordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond repute
Default Iran - women in motorsports

Iran’s Women Get Green Light to Take Part in Motorsports
This is an unexpected report from a theocracy - women being allowed to participate in motorsports. Good for them.

When a companion and I were hitching in Turkey fifty or so years ago we were picked up by a group of five Iranians (aged late 20s or early 30s) who were driving almost-new Mercedes cars back home from Germany. The group included one woman as one of the drivers. This was in the Shah's time, when Iran was quite Westernised. The Shah ran a nasty police-state, but women were allowed more freedoms than they probably have now in the Islamic state.

(Somewhere east of Tabriz, one of the male drivers drove carelessly and nearly wrecked the car he was driving. They had no reserve drivers, so I ended up driving his Mercedes into Tehran, in the middle of the convoy, with my companion beside me. We found it hugely amusing, to have been promoted so suddenly! After Tehran, it was back to hitching, of course. Sigh.)
Gordon Barlow is offline  
Old Aug 31st 2016, 8:15 pm   #2
Premium Member
 
BritInParis's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Not in Paris
Posts: 8,193
BritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Iran - women in motorsports

BritInParis is offline  
Closed Thread

Go Back   British Expats / Living & Moving Abroad / Far East and Asia


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 4:31 am.


Powered by vBulletin: ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 1999-2010 BritishExpats.com