With a racing nickname like “Jamais Content” (Never Satisfied), it’s easy to imagine the determination of French driver Marie-Claude Beaumont. As a child in the 1950s, she followed her mechanic father to the Monte Carlo Rally year after year, eventually finding busywork as an English-French interpreter and navigator. Her lucky break came in 1963 when she met Claudine Vanson-Bouchet, a rally champ of the moment. Suddenly, the 23-year-old speed queen was in the driver’s seat.
GHG has been a proud fan of dynamo racecar driver Shea Holbrook for many years. And now we have even more reason to celebrate Shea as she adds Team Owner to her abundant skill set. We hope you will all enjoy reading about Shea’s great new adventures.
But before you read on . . . . we want to acknowledge some very special individuals and organizations. Through the very generous support of Simon Kirkby and Jeanette Veitenheimer of the exemplary Lime Rock Park Drivers Club, Shea and her team were able to shakedown their fleet of 3 at this race track gem (GHG’s happiest place on earth) in advance of their Pirelli World Challenge race on July 4-6, 2013. A heartfelt shout out to The DRIVERS Club and to our good friends Ian Prout and Elivan Goulart of SCDA for their outstanding alliance.
We also want to say what a joy it was to get spend time with Shea and her family-run organization. A terrific group of individuals. A big thanks to Shea, Erin, and Jeff and the great team they have assembled. At risk of forgetting anyone, great to meet you Nick, Joel, Denise, Jon and Maggie!
Photo courtesy of SCDA
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Photo by Jes Zurell
Live Online Broadcast of the PWC at Lime Rock Park: www.world-challengeTV.com
TV Broadcast: NBC Sports, July 20th, 4pm ET
For Shea Racing’s full 2013 schedule, please click here!
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