Two of the most prominent ladies in the history of rallying, Rosemary Smith and Louise Aiken-Walker MBE, will be joining the star studded line up in Belfast for TITANIC DÉJÀ VU ULSTER.
Rosemary Smith recently became the oldest woman ever to have driven a Formula One car, when she joined the Renault Sport Team for a test run at the Paul Ricard Circuit in the South of France in 2017. She will be returning to her rallying roots in September when she drives a historic Sunbeam Tiger over the 140 mile route that takes in many of the roads that will be familiar to her from her rallying past.
The Dubliner is a former works Rootes Group driver and she won the Tulip Rally outright in a giant killing performance in a Hillman Imp in 1965. Rosemary has had excellent results in many of the classic rallies including the Monte Carlo, Alpine, RAC, the Shell 400 in Canada and the London-Sydney and world Cup endurance events. The V8 powered Sunbeam Tiger which is being donated by Andy Heggarty, will be similar to the one she drove on the Geneva Rally back in 1964.
In 1983, Louise Aitken-Walker MBE, from the Borders Region in Scotland became the first woman to win a national rally outright in Britain and she went on to become Ladies European Champion that year.
Having twice won the Coupe des Dames on the Monte Carlo Rally and being crowned Ladies European Champion again in 1989 the pinnacle of Louise’s 14-year career came in 1990 when she was crowned FIA Ladies’ World Rally Champion.
When Louise takes to the road in a Group 4 Sunbeam Lotus in September she will will be travelling over the same territory that she would have rallied on in the past on the Ulster and Circuit of Ireland rallies.
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