Car Girl: Linda Vaughn


The First Lady of Motorsport, Linda Vaughn has been described as the "preeminent beauty queen of stock car racing", and was named Queen of Speed at Atlanta International Raceway aged 18. She went on to also be chosen Queen of  Dixie 400, Miss Firebird, and her most famous title Miss Hurst Golden Shifter. Linda also went on to star in the 1976 film The Gumball Rally, and the 1983 film Stroker Ace.

She is still active in motorsports today, I first met her at a tribute to Carroll Shelby at the Riverside International Raceway Museum in 2010 and ran into her again at Auto Club Speedway in 2017. Linda also recently re-released her book at the 2018 Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis and keeps in touch with her fans via her Facebook Fan Page







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