The First Lady of Drag Racing. Her venerable, sparkling personality has graced many a racing magazine, race track, parades, trade show and legend racing events. In the mid's, she along with Don Garlits and Richard Petty, toured military bases in Vietnam, giving our boys moral support and briefly taking their minds off the hell of war. Linda decided to enter and won the preliminary at Atlanta, then the title overall amongst other entries. We drove around the clock to be there and arrived Thursday morning. If you were a racing fan of any type in the s - s, you no doubt know who Linda Vaughn is, and you probably were in love with her like everyone else!
The Amazing Young Years: Towards the late 's, Linda's services became in such demand that Hurst had to hire additional blonde beauties - dubbed the Hurstettes, to fill in for Linda at various racing events across the USA. If you were a racing fan of any type in the s - s, you no doubt know who Linda Vaughn is, and you probably were in love with her like everyone else! Yes, a sight for sore eyes indeed! The Men in Her Life: Linda was the sweetheart of many a race fan from the mid's to the early 's when she relinquished her titled as Miss Hurst Golden Shifter. All was not lost, though.
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We drove around the clock to be there and arrived Thursday morning. Not all of Linda's time at the races was spent as a trophy queen but as a competitor, as she got b ehind the wheel and competed albeit briefly in sports car competition after receiving her competition drivers license from the SCCA after successfully completing the driving course offered at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. Gasket Performance Group , a conglomerate of automotive companies, who now owned Hurst Industries, and was promoted to Vice President, Public Relations. The Men in Her Life: The Amazing Young Years:
Description: Friday evening, after dinner, we all gathered in George Hurst's suite for a pre-event meeting. All was not lost, though. Soon afterwards, in , she entered another contest, this one put on by Atlanta Raceway and won that title too. Presently, Linda is associated with Prolong Super Lubricants in the capacity as consultant and spokesperson.