Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Desiré Wilson was in action at Brand Hatch at the weekend, driving a 1952 Jaguar E-type in a 42-car field as part of the E-type challenge, celebrating 50 years of E-type. Also promoting her forthcoming biography ahead of its official launch at Goodwood Revival in September, Desiré was signing autographs in the Brands Hatch megastore.
Desiré commented: "The autograph session went really well. 30 minutes of continual signing - lot's of people from my era of racing and a lot that saw me race at Brands and win races. So lot's of fun."
Desiré's next event is the Silverstone Classic (22-24 July), where she will also be racing and signing autographs.
Driven by Desire - The Desiré Wilson story By Alan Wilson
Forewords by Lord March & Derek Bell MBE
The story of the driver rated by many as the best woman ever to race cars, and the most capable ever to have driven in Formula One. Her 50-year career began at the age of five in South Africa, moving to Holland and England and then the USA, before gaining renewed life at the famous Goodwood Revival historic race events. This fascinating story shows that a woman can, and did, fight her way to the top of motorsport.