Drag Racing Story of the Day!
How Linda Vaughn Got Her Start
By Jon Lundberg
In 1965, Hurst Performance Records recorded the Motor Trend 500 at
Riverside. The next weekend was Daytona. We drove around the clock to be
there and arrived Thursday morning. Friday evening, after dinner, we all
gathered in George Hurst's suite for a pre-event meeting. George -- as
always -- had a million things going on and one of them was a meeting with
the current "Miss Union 76," a young girl from Georgia. When she
walked in the room, you could feel the earth move. Even then, Linda Vaughn
had a presence that made her very special. The moment her contract with
Union 76 was up, she was "Miss Hurst Golden Shifter." I've known
her for 35 years and still consider her one of the neatest people I've ever
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