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Linda Vaughn Miss Hurst Golden Shifter

The legendary Linda Vaughn takes a ride prior to the start of a race at Road Atlanta in 1971. She is a legend to all who enjoyed racing in the mid-60's to the early 1980's. Linda was a trophy queen for just about every type of automotive competition including SCCA, NASCAR, Indy, Formula One, etc. Her title was Miss Hurst Golden Shifter and with those voluptuous curves she was a fantasy for many a racer and race fan. Linda wasn't just a pretty face because she did some car racing after getting her SCCA competition license after completing the driving course offered at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. One note about this photo: Do you think race promoters today would let a young lady ride on the back of a car like Linda is doing in this 1971 photo? I think not.

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Taken on February 5, 2010