Anke Eve Golman was a journalist for Cycle World, Das Motorrad in Germany, & Moto Revue in France. She was a friend of author André Pieyre de Mandiargues and the inspiration for the main character, 'Rebecca', in his book The Motorcycle (1963). The book was adapted for the 1968 film The Girl on a Motorcycle starring Marianne Faithful. She was the first woman to ride a motorcycle with a one-piece leather racing suit. In 1958, she helped found the Women's Int'l Motorcycle Assoc. in Europe.