First time I ever laid eyes on this beauty in real life, and up-close, was on a very bright and hot July Friday, around
noontime, in the pits during the 1977 NHRA Summernationals.
This is the outfit Linda was wearing.
Needless to say, this blew my 19-year-old mind.
My 13-year-old brother commented: "Look at this imitation Dolly Parton." Lol.
What did my little brother know? He had no
idea what icon was standing right in front of us posing for photos with
race fans. Linda Vaughn was and is a bona fide 100% original. Dolly didn't have anything
on Linda as far as I was concerned.
My only regret is I neglected to bring my Kodak Instamatic camera to the race. Damn....