Hellé Nice (1900-1984) has been called "the greatest female race car driver of her time."
The incredible life of Hélène Delangle, well known under the assumed name Hellé Nice. Bugatti racing pilot, she won a lot of races and broke many speed records. A “rich” private life, beginning her carreer as nude dancer, Hellé Nice was a free girl, even if the end of her life was difficult. Several unknown pictures add to the interest of this very nice book.
A racer of thrilling audacity, Hellé Nice caught the attention of Ettore Bugatti and embarked on an unprecedented career. She competed in numerous Grand Prix, became the only woman to drive on the treacherous American speedbowls and set new land-speed records.
Recreating her rollercoaster career from many previously unpublished sources, Miranda Seymour reveals the story of an unforgettable life.
Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (7 Feb 2005)