Motosport Star Linda Vaughn Named Special Guest of Carlisle’s Chevrolet Nationals

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Linda Vaughn

‘First Lady of Motorsports’ will help honor Hurst brand at summer event, which kicks off June 21.

Better known as the “First Lady of Motorsports,” Linda Vaughn is a legendary figure in the motorsports world. Also known as “Miss Hurst Golden Shifter,” Vaughn began gaining notoriety in the early ’60s after being named “Miss Queen of Speed” at Atlanta International Raceway when she was 18. This summer, Vaughn will be making her first appearance at the Carlisle Chevrolet Nationals since 2008, helping to honor the Hurst brand as part of a special showcase. The 2019 Carlisle Chevrolet Nationals runs June 21 and 22 at the Carlisle Pennsylvania Fairgrounds.

“When you think of the Hurst brand, you almost instinctively think of Linda Vaughn — they are almost inseparable,” says event manager Ken Appell.

At the Carlisle Chevrolet Nationals, Vaughn will discuss her time in the automotive world, and share a meet and greet with attendees.

During her tenure, it was Vaughn’s attachment to the Hurst brand that made her a ubiquitous name in auto industry circles. She was the trophy girl at major motorsports competitions, including IndyCar, Formula One, and NASCAR.

Also at the the 2019 Carlisle Chevrolet Nationals, guests can expect to see the “Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am Jump,” special displays and additional Hurst guests.

Photos: Universal/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock; Carlisle Events

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Dan Gregory is a longtime journalist and editor whose over 20 years of professional experience includes covering the automotive world for Los Angeles' EDGE Magazine before joining the Internet Brands Auto Group team. Dan currently contributes to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Rennlist, JK Forum and Team Speed, among others.

When not covering the auto industry and motorcycle events for the Harley-Davidson enthusiast site H-D Forums, the F-150-driving auto enthusiast can usually be found doing donuts and leaving smoke in local parking lots in the general Iowa area while listening to Slipknot.

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