When I first started using Instagram, I was purely using to nose at other people lives. I uploaded a few pointless selfies, some meaningless quotes and some pictures of cars that were either in my life or I was interested in.
As I’ve mentioned in one of my previous blogs, I’ve been really lucky to grow up around gorgeous cars, so naturally this became my main interest! With these amazing cars comes amazing memories, so I decided to use Instagram to start documenting all the things I had been up to, purely for my own viewing & for my family. Instagram profiles are wonderful for making your life look uber glamourous by blocking out all the crap bits and it was nice to look at when I’d had a rubbish day and reminded me that life was good! To my shock, other people started to enjoy seeing what I was up to, gained a few followers, found out about more events, met some amazing friends & photographers along the way, which is where this leads me now.
I had branched out to Instagram to ask for some advice on a new race suit. A page called Motorsport Woman contacted me about some suits they had designed especially flattering for women. We discussed a few bits and I was asked if I would like to take part in a filmed interview. I immediately said yes but in the back of my mind I was nervous about being on camera, something I’d never done before. What started off as a short piece has now developed into a fairly long feature film! my first interview at a Supercar Driver meet in the Koenigsegg, I explained a little bit about what I had driven already and where I wanted to end up. We also filmed over the next couple of days at Goodwood in my Challenge car and the Wings & Wheels event back in the Koenigsegg.
Since then, Motorsport Woman have been following me and helping me on my journey. Providing me with tuition with Steve Glynn a professional driving coach with McLaren. I was also able to drive my first manual car on track in a Ginetta coached by Clio Cup driver, Jade Edwards. Although the Ginetta was a lot slower than my challenge car, it taught me a lot, firstly it being a manual but also having no extra tech to help me. After the coaching with both Steve & Jade, I felt more confident in my challenge car and definitely feeling faster!
I still have lots planned with Motorsport woman, it’s been extremely useful to have someone point me in the right direction and also have the contacts to help me along me way and alongside all of this, we really do have a laugh!
To round this up, I just want to say a huge thank you to Motorsport Woman for their continued support. Also, a thank you to JBR Capital for giving me the track time to enable me to have all this practice! And not forgetting my wonderful friends from Northern Ireland, Kleen Freaks, for keeping my car pretty! I can’t wait to get involved with more awesome stuff with these guys and I can’t wait to share it with you!