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Lyn St. James

Racecar Driver & Activist

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 Lyn St. James Biography

Lyn St. James always had a passion for cars, but it took years before her dream of driving professionally came to fruition. As a child, St. James followed her mother's wishes to become an educated, self-sufficient woman. She attended the Andrews School for Girls in Ohio and followed a typical path, majoring in business, playing sports, and continuing to play the piano. After high school she became an accomplished classical pianist.

In 1966, St. James and her friends attended the Indianapolis 500-mile race. "I was mesmerized" she says, "it was the most incredible experience of my life." This race turned the pianist away from music. She realized that she had to find a way to make cars her life.

St. James's love of cars carried her through the next 13 years. 1979 was her first season as a pro driver. She made history in the IMSA American Challenge Series with a second place finish. St. James's success took off after her first pro season. She acquired Ford as a sponsor, won her first professional race at Elkhart Lake, was named IMSA Camel GT Rookie of the Year in 1984, and IMSA Norelco Driver of the Year in 1985. Her name recognition continued to grow and she also won titles on the way to finishing 11th in her first Indianapolis 500 in 1992. The only woman in the race that year, St. James also took away a Rookie of the Year award. Since then, she has qualified for six more Indy 500's, and has competed in seven Indy 500s and 15 Indy Car races.

St. James's success has followed her off the racetrack as well. She helped establish Human Performance International Inc., which is devoted to personal development programs for optimizing competitive performance. She remains a minority owner and board member. She served as President of the Women's Sports Foundation from 1990 to 1993, established the Lyn St. James Foundation in 1994, created the "make a difference" campaign, served as spokesperson for "Drive Safer America!", and has also served as a consumer advisor for the Ford Motor Company.

A published author, St. James wrote Lyn St. James Car Owner's Manual, as well as The Ride of Your Life, and is a commentator for ESPN, Showtime, and ABC.

The top female race car driver in the world, she is an inspiring role model to millions, and is not only changing the rules for women, but redefining their roles and changing perceptions as well.

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Speaking Topics
  • The drive that leads to success

  • Preparation: the key to success

  • After the moments of defeat

  • What next?

  • Is your vision clear?

News
  • Lyn St. James Record Setting Race Car Driver

    Maxine Cornwall didn’t dream of her daughter speeding around a racetrack, but she did inadvertently help make it happen. In the early 1960s, Lyn St. James (born Evelyn Cornwall) fell in love with automobiles in the passenger seat of her mother’s car. Maxine, whose mobility was limited due to a childhood case of polio, loved cars and taught her daughter how to listen to an automobile, how to...

  • Lyn St. James: What I'd Do Differently

    Though she's a veteran of seven Indy 500s, and a class winner at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, St. James's legacy, at 63, may be what she's doing now to help women racers.

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Lyn St. James

Racecar Driver & Activist

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Phoenix, AZ, USA
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Lyn St. James Biography

Lyn St. James always had a passion for cars, but it took years before her dream of driving professionally came to fruition. As a child, St. James followed her mother's wishes to become an educated, self-sufficient woman. She attended the Andrews School for Girls in Ohio and followed a typical path, majoring in business, playing sports, and continuing to play the piano. After high school she became an accomplished classical pianist.

In 1966, St. James and her friends attended the Indianapolis 500-mile race. "I was mesmerized" she says, "it was the most incredible experience of my life." This race turned the pianist away from music. She realized that she had to find a way to make cars her life.

St. James's love of cars carried her through the next 13 years. 1979 was her first season as a pro driver. She made history in the IMSA American Challenge Series with a second place finish. St. James's success took off after her first pro season. She acquired Ford as a sponsor, won her first professional race at Elkhart Lake, was named IMSA Camel GT Rookie of the Year in 1984, and IMSA Norelco Driver of the Year in 1985. Her name recognition continued to grow and she also won titles on the way to finishing 11th in her first Indianapolis 500 in 1992. The only woman in the race that year, St. James also took away a Rookie of the Year award. Since then, she has qualified for six more Indy 500's, and has competed in seven Indy 500s and 15 Indy Car races.

St. James's success has followed her off the racetrack as well. She helped establish Human Performance International Inc., which is devoted to personal development programs for optimizing competitive performance. She remains a minority owner and board member. She served as President of the Women's Sports Foundation from 1990 to 1993, established the Lyn St. James Foundation in 1994, created the "make a difference" campaign, served as spokesperson for "Drive Safer America!", and has also served as a consumer advisor for the Ford Motor Company.

A published author, St. James wrote Lyn St. James Car Owner's Manual, as well as The Ride of Your Life, and is a commentator for ESPN, Showtime, and ABC.

The top female race car driver in the world, she is an inspiring role model to millions, and is not only changing the rules for women, but redefining their roles and changing perceptions as well.

Lyn St. James Videos

  • Lyn St. James The Road to Indy
  • Lyn St. James - Female Indy Race Car Driver - YouTube

Lyn St. James Speaking Topics

  • The drive that leads to success

  • Preparation: the key to success

  • After the moments of defeat

  • What next?

  • Is your vision clear?

FAQs on booking Lyn St. James

  • How to book Lyn St. James?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lyn St. James for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Lyn St. James, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lyn St. James or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lyn St. James?

    Booking fees for Lyn St. James, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lyn St. James, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lyn St. James?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lyn St. James for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lyn St. James for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lyn St. James or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lyn St. James or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lyn St. James is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lyn St. James for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Lyn St. James generally travels from Phoenix, AZ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rocky Bleier, Vince Poscente, Alexandra Cousteau, Roger Crawford and Les Brown. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lyn St. James for an upcoming event.

Lyn St. James Speaker Videos

  • Lyn St. James The Road to Indy
    Lyn St. James - Female Indy Race Car Driver - YouTube

Lyn St. James Speaking Topics

  • The drive that leads to success

  • Preparation: the key to success

  • After the moments of defeat

  • What next?

  • Is your vision clear?

Lyn St. James News

  • Lyn St. James Record Setting Race Car Driver

    Maxine Cornwall didn’t dream of her daughter speeding around a racetrack, but she did inadvertently help make it happen. In the early 1960s, Lyn St. James (born Evelyn Cornwall) fell in love with automobiles in the passenger seat of her mother’s car. Maxine, whose mobility was limited due to a childhood case of polio, loved cars and taught her daughter how to listen to an automobile, how to...

  • Lyn St. James: What I'd Do Differently

    Though she's a veteran of seven Indy 500s, and a class winner at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, St. James's legacy, at 63, may be what she's doing now to help women racers.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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