The First Lady of Motorsports Comes to Carlisle

The 2018 Hurst Nationals run July 13-14 and we are pleased to announce a very special guests, Linda Vaughn. Miss Hurst Golden Shifter will be part of the Hurst Nationals at the Carlisle Expo Center and will also make a visit to the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds too as part of the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals. Linda wasn’t able to attend last year due to a health issue but she’s excited to join us and see her fans this July!

In an automotive world dominated by men, Vaughn burst onto the scene in the early ‘60s and perfectly blended Hollywood, sex appeal and women into the ranks of motorsports. She is, without question, the First Lady of Motorsports and was the trophy girl at nearly every type of major motorsports competition, including NHRA, Indy Car, Formula One and NASCAR. She’s been crowned the queen of many different tracks, products and organizations, but her attachment to the Hurst brand in the ‘60s propelled the one-time dental assistant and local beauty to an international superstar. She was so popular that she did USO type tours to Vietnam and even had similarly “built” assistants work as stand ins (Hurstettes) during the height of popularity due to demand.

As part of her visit to Carlisle, her first since 2008, Vaughn will meet fans, sign autographs, pose for photos and talk about her time in the automotive world as one of its preeminent beauty queens. Don’t miss out on the Hurst show and the long awaited return visit for Vaughn to Carlisle. Again, autographs and photos are free. Her appearance schedule will be announced closer to event weekend. Rest assured, she will be in Carlisle throughout the weekend to meet you! Learn more about Linda via the link below and be sure to buy your tickets to this very special weekend, register your car(s) or simply learn more.


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