Shirley on Carson 1986

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      Cha Cha...

      she was a badass

      72 Roadrunner FC Shirley Cha Cha Muldowney #4 fluff photo.jpg

      I don't think this below is Shirley, but fitting
      72 Roadrunner FC On fire sideways.jpg

      72 Roadrunner FC Shirley Cha Cha Muldowney #1.jpg

      I liked her better when she was in a F/C
      when Connie was still diddling her
       
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        That was great!
         
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          Growing up I assisted my Uncle with his dragster for years, and Shirley was a top contender and at all the races . . .

          She's awesome . . .
           
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            Hard to believe, but she's 80 now.




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              • Cranky

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                She'll be 81 in just over a month....
                 
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                  her husband wasn't happy about it
                  I'm sure... :rolleyes:
                   
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                  I recently watched a segment of "Legends" on her.
                  I've always been a big fan, but that is one bitter old lady.
                   
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                    Sometimes that happens in the later years.....
                     
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                    She seems to have an attitude alright. On the other hand I don't think she would have came close to accomplishing what she did without an attitude.
                     
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                      I just think she overplays the hand that everybody is against her because she is a woman.
                      I'm sure I've been put on the trailer by a woman before and it didn't matter to me, sucks either way.
                       
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                        There's a decent flick about here Heart Like a Wheel,
                        from 1983
                        enjoy
                         
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                        here's that Legends episode
                         
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                        I've heard she didn't like the movie, and didn't like the actress that played her.
                        I thought it was great.
                         
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                          I just realized that since she has probably never been beat by a woman, she might not know that it sucks the same.
                           
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                          I wonder if she ever raced
                          Melonie Troxel
                          or
                          Hillary Will in T/F, Cha Cha was probably too old by then
                          or
                          maybe Lori Johns in T/F she was a champion/winner
                          or
                          maybe Bunny Burket in F/C she was sort of an also-ran usually

                          most women in drag racing were for looks/models
                          not for their talent, until the 90's

                          long before the current batch of lady winners
                           
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                            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^or the guys that made her cars run , while she sat in a lawn chair and filed her fingernails .
                            Saw big daddy beat here after doing his own between round maintainence !!
                             
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                            • Cranky

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                              There has been plenty of guys that didn't do their own between round maintenance too.....but don't think I've ever seen any sitting in a lawn chair filing their nails :D Wasn't Big one of the guys that signed off on her license?
                               
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                              And that's what earned her the name "Thunderc**t".
                               
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