Image: Myseum of Toronto.
1937 - 2020 | Race Car Driver
Diana Carter etched her name in history as the first woman to win a car race in Canada. She emerged as the nation’s top female race car driver – also thriving in the male-dominated racing world of the 1960s. Carter’s exceptional talent led to three consecutive Coupes des Dames victories from 1963 to 1965, conquering one of North America’s most challenging rallies. In a groundbreaking feat, she also secured the CDRA Touring Class Championship in 1963, making her the first woman to achieve such a milestone.
Carter’s impressive achievements paved the way for women in motorsports and changed the landscape of Canadian race car driving.