Louise Aitken-Walker is one of Britain's most successful rally drivers. After winning ‘Ford’s Find a Lady Driver’ competition in 1979, she went on to compete in club and national rallies the following year. She was the first woman to win a national rally outright in Britain in 1983 and went on to become Ladies European Champion. Having twice won the Coupe des Dames on the Monte Carlo Rally and being crowned Ladies European Champion in 1989, Aitken-Walker then survived a horrific accident in Portugal in 1990. However, she still managed to go on to become the first British driver to win a World Rally title – F.I.A. Ladies’ World Rally Champion – later that year, driving for GM Eurosport. She was made an MBE in 1992.