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Galica was born in Bushey Heath (near Watford, Hertfordshire, England). By age 18, she participated in her first Olympic games at Innsbruck 1964, competing in downhill skiing and the slalom. She also participated in the next two winter Olympics, at Grenoble 1968 and Sapporo 1972. Galica, a two-time captain of the British Women’s Olympic Ski Team, also briefly held the downhill skiing speed record (at 125 mph).
Accepting an invitation to a celebrity auto race, Galica surprised everyone with her driving talent. She eventually took up motorsport as a second career, racing karts, sports cars, trucks, and even Formula One cars briefly for the Hesketh team. Her racing career has included stints in Formula Renault, Formula Vauxhall Lotus, and Formula 2.
Galica is now a senior vice president with Skip Barber Racing, managing both its driving school and racing series.
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