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Mutual Inspirations Festival 2023 - Eliška Junková


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Meanwhile, Junek had done quite well for himself in the banking business and developed a passion for automobiles as well as auto racing. When the pair reunited, Junková noted, “If he is going to be the love of my life, then I better learn to love these damned engines.” In Prague, she took driving courses in secret and got her driver's license, becoming one of the first women in Czechoslovakia to obtain one. Junek kicked off his racing career and won the Zbraslav-Jíloviště uphill race in 1922. The couple finally married that same year. Soon, the pair began racing as a husband-wife team as Junek had troubles shifting gears due to a hand injury from WWI. Junek bought a Bugatti Type 30 for his beloved wife, which would become her signature car. 


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