Driven by Desire (Hardcover)

The Desire Wilson Story

By Alan Wilson

Veloce Publishing, 9781845843892, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2011

List Price: 49.95*
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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.

About the Author

Alan Wilson has been in the business of motorsport since 1969. He has raced cars and motorcycles, and developed and managed major international race facilities, race series and events. After marrying DesirS in 1975, he and his racing wife moved from South Africa to Holland, and then the UK, where he became a director of the Brands Hatch companies before moving to the USA in 1983. Wilson Motorsport Inc., the track design company Alan and DesirS established together, has developed many different race facilities, including the award winning Miller Motorsports Park. Alan has been Des? partner in her racing and her life for over 35 years.