Vaughn at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 2015
Linda Faye Vaughn
August 11, 1943
Dalton, Georgia, United States
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Linda Faye Vaughn (born August 11, 1943 in Dalton, Georgia, United States) is an American motor racing personality who has been described as the "preeminent beauty queen of stock car racing", and "The First Lady of Motorsports". 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. She was chosen to be the queen of the 1961 Dixie 400.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. She got married to Billy Tidwell (drag racer) in 1972. They divorced in 1986. She appeared in the 1976 film The Gumball Rally, and the 1983 film Stroker Ace.
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- Lew Freedman (14 March 2013). Encyclopedia of Stock Car Racing. ABC-CLIO. p. 782. ISBN 978-0-313-38710-4.
- "Linda Vaughn Interview". Motor Trend. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
- Rob Kinnan; Linda Vaughn (15 October 2014). Linda Vaughn:The First Lady of Motorsports. Motorbooks. p. 1,29,40. ISBN 9780760346471.
- 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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