French racing pioneer, Annie Soisbault, passed away on September 18, 2012. She was 78. A most incredible woman, Wimbledon Juniors Champ, TR Works driver, Ferrari 904 and 906 rally driver (the only woman to race in one), she had a quick wit and powerful presence, and a kind and generous soul. She graciously agreed to be our guest of honor at the ceremony to mark the grave of Helle Nice on September 4, 2010. She will be greatly missed by countless friends all over the world, and the Foundation and its friends eternally grateful for her support and friendship. She was buried in Pere Lachaise in Paris on September 24, 2012. Godspeed, Annie....I will miss you, my friend. ~Sheryl
The Foundation is raising funds to place a marker on the grave of Hellé Nice. 100% of funds raised go to creating and placing this marker at her gravesite in a ceremony on September 4, 2010 in Ste-Mesme, France. Your donation is greatly appreciated!
Women Pioneers in Motorsports Exhibit Debuts at Daytona!
Lyn St. James and the Henry Ford Museum have teamed up to debut the Women Pioneers in Motorsports Exhibit at Daytona on February 10, 2010. Lyn, a racing legend in her own right, spearheaded this project, and after several years of work is unveiling the first exhibit of it's kind, featuring a comprehensive history of women in motorsports. The exhibit features stories, photos and memorabilia from Camille du Gast, to Helle Nice, to the new racers, highlighting Sarah Fisher and Danica Patrick. It will travel to 10 venues throughout the country before being permanently installed at the Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI.
Lyn also has parlayed her talents into motivational speaking and her coup de grace, the Women in the Winners Circle Foundation. She gives training to young girls and women who are up and coming "racerchics" on what I like to call "the fine arts of racing". The important points including finances, how to handle the press, and how to be a top performer both mentally and physically. Thank you Lyn, for all you're doing! You can keep up with Lyn St. James and the Women in the Winners Circle Foundation at http://www.lynstjames.com/.