“I believe that no one should ever have to choose between a career we love and living our lives with authenticity and integrity.”
The above quote, from Out & Equal Executive Director Selisse Berry, is why we created Out Motorsports. We identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender, and we are involved in motorsports of all kinds. We all have full-time career jobs and have “grown up,” but we never stopped playing with cars.
Visibility is a powerful thing. Someone, after all, has to be the first one on the dance floor. Or the racetrack. We choose to go race, go autocross, go to track days, go rally, go to media events, go everywhere as our authentic, whole selves. And we hope others will join us in this effort.
Not sure how to get involved?
The most common question we get when telling friends, family, and others who aren’t active in the motorsports scene about our super fun, wallet-draining hobby is “how did you even get into that?”
You can autocross, rallycross, HPDE or Time Trial nearly anything. Friends of Jake’s have rallycrossed a 2005 Ford Taurus that was given to them after some minor accident damage. He’s seen a Dodge Caravan on track at VIR for a 30-minute Hyperdrive.
No car, or don’t want to put your car through its paces quite yet? Get out and work an event! Event organizers are always eager to have more helping hands, and it’s a great way to connect in-person with the community.
We are more than happy to help connect some dots. Join the Out Motorsports community on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram. Are you working your way through the HPDE ranks? Building a car to compete next season? Let us know!