Category: Women in Sports



Team F@ST press release: Osborn & Andie Rawlings joining forces for 2019

Osborn is a global leader in surface treatment and finishing solutions with more than 10,000 standard products sold in more than 120 countries.  Osborn is now a part of the Andie Rawlings Team F@ST family for 2019.  The Osborn and Andie Rawlings NHRA Pro Stock motorcycle partnership will kick off in Atlanta May 3-5 then accelerate off to Chicago May 31—June 2, Indy August 30- Sept 2, Charlotte October 11-13 and Dallas October 18-20.

Team F@ST is honored because Osborn is the global leader that knows what it takes to support their customers because they offer local support throughout the world.  So, no matter where their customers are located, they will always have access to Osborn application expertise and the industry’s best metal finishing solutions.

“We met Osborn in Indy last year.  Our engine had blown up during qualifying and we were discussing building an engine stand to properly transport our spare engine moving forward.  During our offseason, Osborn and others helped Team F@ST with our engine stand. You can check out the video OSBORN / F@ST engine stand. Team F@ST was so excited when we got the call that Osborn wanted to continue to support the team and will be a major partner of our program for five NHRA events.” – Andie Rawlings

“Osborn is thrilled to be a part of Team F@ST in 2019. The fans of drag racing are the same hard-working professionals using our products on a daily basis and we couldn’t be more proud to showcase our brand at five races with Team F@ST.” -  Justin Sieb, Product Manager

One of the best things about the Team F@ST family is that our partners actively interact with the race program.  They share their individual skills, experience, information and resources.  George Babor of BPM RACING ENGINES, who is also part of the Team F@ST 2019 program, has been using OSBORN products for all their metal working needs! “Great products from great people 👍🏼 Support the people that support us and our sport 🏁 Finish First with Osborn!” – George Babor

To have this partnership from Osborn whose products and customer service are known around the world is just beyond exciting and Team F@ST is eager to get racing with this amazing company by our side.

Finish First with Osborn

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Effie and Avis Hotchkiss

First transcontinental female motorcyclists

Effie Hotchkiss a Wall Street banking clerk in 1915 had dreams to see America on her way to San Francisco and the Panama Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Using money left to her after her father’s death, Effie bought a Harley and rigged the V-Twin with a sidecar for her mother, Avis, who insisted on going along.

Leaving Brooklyn in May, the gritty pair took two months to complete the journey of over 5,000 miles. Along the way, they persevered through sweltering heat, blown tires, uncertain weather and an unpredictable terrain laced with narrow, muddy and dangerous roads.

After having some time enjoying the Pacific ocean the two simply got back on their Harley and headed back to New York. On the return trip, they logged another 4,000 miles on the odometer before arriving back home in October. Along the way they almost ran over a man but as faith would have it he would turns out that man would later become Effie’s future husband. – Source Harley Davidson Archives

In honor of this on June 5 2015 Lisa Brouwer and Kris Haase retraced the route taken by Effie and Avis Hotchkiss 100 years earlier.

#fastandierawlings #girlpower #motorcycle #historymatters #nhra #prostock #dragracing #letsdothis2019

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