Foreword by the Earl of March and Kinrara Fast-foreword by Derek Bell MBE Thanks Acknowledgements Prologue 1 "Put this car on its wheels and push" 2 South African champion 3 Media matters 4 "It's a girl!" 5 Jeremy's sorry ... he won't do it again 6 The closest race 7 Get the f**k out of South Africa 8 The charm school 9 From zero to hero 10 The lioness of Africa 11 A little bit of history 12 "You drive this car ... it's going to kill me" 13 British Racing Green and French racing blues 14 From Hero to Zero 15 Just a hundred thousand pounds 16 Tragedy and trauma at the brickyard 17 CART racing 18 F*****g fast hausfrau 19 The big sports cars 20 Tickled pink at Le Mans 21 "Slow down and let Parnelli catch you!" 22 A new tank of gas 23 Sponsorship, politics, money, and sex 24 Women drivers 25 Living in the real world Index
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 Desire 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 Desire 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.