Winner of the Ladies Word Rally Championship title in 1990 and leading British rally driver of the 1980s and 1990s Louise Aitken-Walker MBE will be attending the Historic Rally Festival 2023.
Louise will be available to meet and greet spectators and spend some time with the commentary team for interviews etc. She is the first British female driver to win a world title, and is looking forward to visiting Weston Park again, having driven there during the Lombard RAC Rally back in 1981.
"This was a very special moment for me, possibly the pinnacle of my career," Aitken-Walker said. "I signed for GM Eurosport to contest the World Rally Championship and was having a very good season until my horrific crash in Portugal where we summersaulted into a lake. However, we came back and went on to take the title."
The driver from the Scottish borders started her rallying career in 1979 and across 14 years competed for Ford, Peugeot, Nissan and Vauxhall. She retired in 1993 to start a family.