To answer a lad's recent request, this occasion, at the Schaffhausen Region (Switzerland) Hillclimb, was my first attempt at piloting a buggy in this type of competition.
It is a French R-engined Simca that was owned by Henri's bossman, We had traveled with him there, for to spectate & cheer on...but before our arrival he got-the-sh-ts (stomach flu) & couldn't participate. My husband could not fit into the Nomex gear & helmet, but I could...so I was drafted to wrestle the wheel, under a provisional license. After taking a practice run, during which I was closely watched.
Having SUCH a great time that weekend, I studied for a secured a permanent (as long as the yearly due were forth-coming) FIA certificate...which I still possess.