Linda Vaughn

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Linda Vaughn
Linda Vaughn - Carb Day 2015 - Stierch.jpg
Vaughn at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 2015
Linda Faye Vaughn

(1943-08-11) August 11, 1943 (age 75)
Dalton, Georgia, United States
Known forMotor racing

Linda Faye Vaughn (born August 11, 1943[1] in Dalton, Georgia, United States[2]) is an American motor racing personality who has been described as the "preeminent beauty queen of stock car racing",[1] and "The First Lady of Motorsports".[3] Vaughn was named "Miss Queen of Speed at Atlanta International Raceway" aged 18 and has acquired many other titles since then, including Miss Hurst Golden Shifter. Vaughan has been a notable ambassador and promoter of various forms of American motor racing for several decades.[4] She was chosen to be the queen of the 1961 Dixie 400.[3]Her height is 5 ft 1/2 in (1.54 m), but her measurements were 39-23-39 inches (99-58-99 cm) when she was chosen to be Miss Firebird in 1960's first half.[3] She got married to Billy Tidwell (drag racer) in 1972.[2] They divorced in 1986. She appeared in the 1976 film The Gumball Rally, and the 1983 film Stroker Ace.


  1. ^ a b Lew Freedman (14 March 2013). Encyclopedia of Stock Car Racing. ABC-CLIO. p. 782. ISBN 978-0-313-38710-4.
  2. ^ a b "Linda Vaughn Interview". Motor Trend. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Rob Kinnan; Linda Vaughn (15 October 2014). Linda Vaughn:The First Lady of Motorsports. Motorbooks. p. 1,29,40. ISBN 9780760346471.
  4. ^ J.A. Martin; Thomas F. Saal (5 March 2004). American Auto Racing: The Milestones and Personalities of a Century of Speed. McFarland. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-7864-8389-1.

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