The Speed Sisters
have managed to overcome their skeptical parents, public disapproval and the realities of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and have become local heroes.
The team consists of six drivers, including both Muslims and Christians, ranging in age from their 20's to mid-30's.
The group was formed by Noor Daoud, who was born in Texas, and is a former member of the Olympic swim team. Daoud is also a former player on the Palestinian national soccer team, and is currently racing cars in Formula 3.
Daoud got together with some friends to form Speed Sisters, the first all-female racing team in the Middle East.
Apparently there is even a movie in the works, although the filmmaker, Amber Fares is in desperate need of funding.
According to the Speed Sisters' website
, "The SPEED SISTERS film will trace the extraordinary story of the Middle East’s first-ever all-women motor racing team. Brought together from across the occupied West Bank by their shared passion for fast cars and screeching tires, the women of the Speed Sisters have found a taste of hope and freedom behind the wheel, and the opportunity to represent an inspiring image of women in Palestine."