About Rebecca Jackson - Female Driving Driver

 

Rebecca Jackson Female Racing DriverIt would be all too easy to be enchanted by the captivating smile of this charismatic young lady. But don't be fooled as behind those mesmerising brown eyes stands an energetic, intelligent, focused, and very astute business woman, with a 2.1 Business Degree obtained at university in Bath. To suggest that she is a petrol-head would be wide off the mark, not that it is untrue, but just an over simplification of her interests in all things cars. Rebecca has a very healthy approach to life and this is particularly evident in her professional and competitive endeavours. She possesses a steely determination to succeed, and has repeatedly proven to have the skills to meet and surpass her own very high objectives. In addition to setting up and developing her extremely successful used car sales business, she also regularly presents on TV and online car reviews in addition to writing articles about our four wheeled friends.

Rebecca writes about how to buy them, what to look for, how to look after them as well as write-ups of various media events at UK circuits that she attends. Her life revolves around these 4-wheeled machines and she is never happier than behind the wheel of a powerful car.

She has competed in fun races (gymkhanas), with the Triumph Club, racing against the clock on gravel, grass and tarmac where she won the ladies trophies. She has even competed at the ‘Goodwood Festival of Speed’, however circuit racing was always where her heart was. After a few years of doing track days in a variety of machinery she sold her 300bhp track day Subaru Impreza and purchased a Porsche 924. 

Rebecca spent two years competing in her Porsche with tremendous success and in her second year had five podium finishes including a race win and a third after starting from the back of the grid at Oulton Park. Rebecca’s prowess is most noticeable in her ‘Senna like’ finesse and mastery in wet or difficult conditions, as proven on more than one occasion. She then moved up to the Porsche Boxster Production class for a year and the podium finishes have been even more prolific eventually becoming the 2013 Production Boxster Champion. Last year she competed in the Cartek Roadsports Endurance Series moving from sprint races to 45 minute long stints as well as winning their class at The Birkett 6 Hour Relay, an essential taste of endurance racing. This is in line with her four-year plan to race at Le Mans in 2016.

2015 sees a step up again, in line with her plan and a factory built Porsche 911 Cup Car on the grid of Bute Motorsport's GT Cup competing at some of the best circuits in the country. 

Rebecca has embarked on a long held ambition to compete at the highest level in Motorsport-the highly prestigious Le Mans 24-hour endurance race and will not allow anything to destroy her passion or dream. Rebecca truly believes that with the right level of diligence commitment, belief and of course a little luck, anyone can achieve their ambitions. After all, she was a Michelin Inspirational Woman 2012, 2013 and 2014. 

Highlights

Talented driver. 2013 BRSCC Production Boxster Champion. Several 1st place finishes and fastest lap awards. Precision driving including drifting, power sliding, handbrake turns and J-Turns.

The Telegraph is following Rebecca's journey to Le Mans with several updates so far including testing various different race cars.

One of two presenters for ITV4’s I Want That Car pulling on her used car expertise to provide advice for two buyers each week.

Goodwood big screen live presenting at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015.

Mr and Mrs Smith boutique hotel website videos with Maserati - 2015

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 'People of Note' - 2015

World Record Holder - #RecordRoadTrip with RAC and Audi - 2015

Live pitlane and studio presenting for Nismo TV at Le Mans 2013 including interview about Project Le Mans and its partners, seen by over 100k viewers.

Motoring and Motorsports Editor for Nth Degree Club Private Dining Guide Book featuring multi Michelin starred venues and members of high net worth.

Regular contributions to The Telegraph and Telegraph Cars, monthly filming and writing commitments including Project Le Mans updates. 

The Sun newspaper, Project Le Mans as well as other automotive articles of interest. For example, a passenger ride and interview with Le Mans legend Derek Bell up the Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill Media Day 2013 and subsequent piece in The Sun.

Goodgrip UK flew her to Sweden as a presenter/driver needed to make videos for winter tyres and safer driving in these conditions.

Autotrader - app called Ignition. Rebecca was a presenter and used car expert who shopped for a sports car for the average price of a car sold on Autotrader, which is £9k.

Michelin Road Stories - a group of online documentaries. One featuring Rebecca, titled 'Portrait of a Girlracer'.

Auto Express commissioned her to write a double page spread about the GT86 TRD, which she drove up the hill at the prestigious “Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012”.

Toyota invited her to be a guest entrant in the Toyota MR2 Championship with the 750 Motorclub and commissioned her to write an article for the official Toyota Blog 2012.

Rolls Royce invited her to Goodwood Revival as a VIP guest because she is an 'influential tweeter', as well numerous other trips and events including a visit to a pop up studio in Portimao, Sardinia. 

Presented car video reviews for Carbuyer from 2011 to 2014 before moving to the Telegraph Cars website, newspaper and You Tube team.

Enjoyed a Tour of the Lotus factory one on one special treatment as well as being loaned both an Exige S and Evora in return for PR activity.

Special guest for a Tour of the Rolls Royce Plant and a regular guest of MichelinToyota and Range Rover car launches and events.

Rebecca also gets invited to SMMT Motor Industry Days where manufacturers bring current cars in their range for invitees to drive on the road and at proving grounds.

Turtle Wax car care products are favoured by the Rebecca Racer team. 

 

Hobbies and Interests

Rebecca has always filled her life with everything car related from going to shows such as custom car shows, track days and drag racing to classic car shows and American exhibits.

Aside from motors Rebecca is a keen Salsa dancer, teaching and performing all over the UK. She has been doing this since 2007 and finds it great escapism from the stresses and strains of running her own business. Rebecca believes in getting the most out of life and loves to share her time with people that have passion.

Likes being outdoors hill walking, outdoor adventures and pursuits, and doing Go Ape, gymnastics and yoga.

She hates missing a sunny day, and likes to get up early to make the most out of the day, to treasure time, she doesn't ever take life for granted.

Favourite colour is Mexico Blue (Porsche) or hot pink. Also really likes coral and orange!

There's not enough time for much else but Rebecca is pretty keen on business, women in business and loves her family - believing there's always time for family.