Renée Edwards-Ambrose is a Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Motorsports Influencer, Plus Model, Mentor and Entrepreneur. It is amazing how she finds the time to do all the aforementioned.
She is also the founder of the Caribbean’s 1st all Female Drag Racing Team, LHF Motorsports - Lady Horsepower Farm. As an organization, Lady Horsepower Farm aims to give back to the community and is very passionate about youth development and women empowerment programs and initiatives.
She has represented Antigua & Barbuda at Drag Racing events around the Caribbean. Namely Grenada, Nevis and Trinidad where she has competed in her V8 powered 1986 Mazda RX7 “Da Black Widow”. She has been nominated for ABDRA Female Drag of the Year two times and for Antigua and Barbuda Sportswoman of the Year (in Drag Racing) once. She is also a recipient of the 2020 WOW (Women of Wadadli) Awards.
Apart from representing for the woman in motorsports, Renée facilitates for one of the team’s initiative, the LadyMex Worksop. The LadyMex (Lady Mechanics) Workshop is an interactive and fun way to learn all about your car, how to talk to mechanics and what to do in the event of an emergency. She also launched a Podcast in 2020 "ReaLyfe Driven Conversations". (CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PODCAST)
Although she excels in a testosterone filled environment, Renée loves fashion and modelling. She won the inaugural Carnival Plus Model International 2014 in Trinidad and Tobago, then won the 1st ever Curvy Idol Competition in Atlanta Georgia in February 2015.
Renée believes in being the change that they would like to see. To this extent, the team adopted the Mini Girls Basketball team of the Liberta Primary School – LHF Hoops Basketball Team. She also donates her time, when possible, as a motivational speaker at Schools and Events across Antigua and Barbuda.
"Love all of you! Change nothing! You owe the world one thing; The legacy of your unmistakable individuality!"
- Renée Edwards-Ambrose
Renée is a Plus Size Model, Blogger, Motivational Speaker, Educator and Former Miss Plus Antigua and Barbuda.
She openly shares her journey of self love and appreciation to inspire other women that they too can overcome anything and see beauty in themselves.
Dress Size: 2XL/3XL or 16W – 18W
Shoe Size: 10
Eye Color: Hazel
LHF Motorsports née Lady Horsepower Farm
Lady Horsepower Farm, established in September of 2013, mainly consists of women who are passionate about Motorsports. As an organization, Lady Horsepower Farm aims to give back to the community and is very passionate about youth development and women empowerment programs and initiatives. It takes much more than the driver to keep our car moving and winning. Lady Horsepower Farm is nothing without the team and our FARMily!
The Lady Behind The Driver's Seat?
So, Motorsport is just for men right? WRONG!!! This team was created by women in Motorsports, for women in and interested in Motorsports and with women who want to be updated on Motorsports news in mind. So, who is the woman at the steering wheel [pun intended ;)]?
Renee ‘Buttaz’ Edwards-Ambrose has represented Antigua & Barbuda at drag racing events around the Caribbean. Namely Grenada, Nevis and Trinidad where she has competed in her V8 powered 1986 Mazda RX7“Da Black Widow”. She has been nominated for ABDRA Female Drag of the Year two times and for Antigua and Barbuda Sportswoman of the Year (in Drag Racing) once. Out of the 11 events that she has competed in, she has podiumed 9 times. She is an avid Motorsports enthusiast outside of being in the driver's seat and she in passionate about encouraging more women to be apart of the movement.
What Else Do You Ladies Do?
We have blossomed from just being a race team to a Motorsports platform!
'LHF Motorsports' is committed to:
- Competitively participating in Race Events around the Region
- Promoting safety in Motorsports
- Featuring 'Women in Motorsports' throughout the Caribbean
- 'Lady Mex Workshop' Initiative
- Boosting Visibility of Corporate Businesses through Advertising
- Giving back to the Community; Youth Development & Women Empowerment
- Partnering with Motorsports Photographers/Videographers/Bloggers for content
The LadyMex (Lady Mechanics) Workshop is an interactive and fun way to learn all about your car, how to talk to mechanics and what to do in the event of an emergency. We provide a safe space for women to:
Ask any questions they may have about their car, release the shame of being an uneducated car owner and gain empowerment, and educate women to become more confident and safe drivers.
The following topics are on the agenda to be discussed:
The Owner’s Manual
Tires and wheels
Brake Fluid, Power Steering Fluid and Transmission Fluid
Washer Fluid and Engine Coolant
& much more
During the LadyMex Workshop, we will be giving you the "Basics from our #LadyMex" on how to carry out Minor tasks to prevent Major repairs. We will also drop a few tips...(and no, not French tips).
The facilitators are members of Lady Horsepower Farm, which is the Caribbean’s 1st All-Female Drag Racing Team. With this LadyMex (Lady Mechanics) Workshop initiative, in Antigua and Barbuda, they seek to challenge the distorted views of society as it relates to women in the automotive industry.