These Women Are Way Better Drivers Than You Are

Here's how you can help these Indiana Joans get dirty.
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Here's how you can help these Indiana Joans get dirty.
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Face it: these women of off-road racing are faster than you are. But they can only prove that if they have the money to race, so they've joined forces to produce The Women of Off-Road Racing 2016 calendar to raise money for next season.

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The calendar is the brainchild of desert racer Emme Hall, who competes in the nine-day, all-female off-road Gazelle Rally through Morocco (with no GPS allowed!). The calendar funds her team, The Indiana Joans (come on, admit it, that's a funny name) to race in the rally. But more importantly, half the proceeds go to the Cedars Sinai Breast Center, for their breast cancer work.

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"I decided to create the Women of Off Road Racing calendar, because I knew so many awesome ladies who deserved some recognition for being total badasses, not because they had, well...great asses," Hall quipped. "I have nothing against with posing in a bikini next to a race car, but it's just not for me, and I knew it wasn't for a lot of my friends either."

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These are real, actual racing drivers, each with a story and competitive goals. They aren't models posing in racing gear to sell a product. Some are young and some aren't, but they are all racers and deserve support and admiration for their effort.

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There are even mother-and-daughter teams who race together, like breast cancer survivor Julie Pierce and daughter Lauren. The $20 calendar covers 16 months, so you get four bonus pictures. Consider them motivation to hone your off-road driving skills.

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Photos by The Indiana Joans