Goodguys Fuel Curve Top 10 of 2020 – #4 Linda Vaughn

Editor’s Note: No matter how you look at it, 2020 was a year that nobody expected, nor wished for. Event postponements, cancellations, social distancing, and more had old car enthusiasts out of sorts. Our scene revolves around gathering at events and showing off with others. We’re a community, even if don’t live near each other.

Thankfully, hot rodding is all about overcoming obstacles and making things better. Goodguys and Fuel Curve worked hard in 2020 to cover the altered landscape of the vintage car and truck scene, bringing you fresh and creative content every week – over 400 stories in total. We’re using the last few days of the year to revisit the Top 10 stories of the year. We hope you’ll enjoy this look back as we start to prepare for better times in 2021.

#4 – Linda Vaughn: The First Lady of Racing

We learned a lot about the legendary Linda Vaughn when we published our March Legends of Hot Rodding column. Her name is synonymous with the Hurst brand, and auto enthusiasts of all walks know her name. While Linda Vaughn wasn’t a driver or crew chief, her impact on motorsports has been equally impressive. In other words, her status as a legend of hot rodding is assured.

Endowed with an engaging personality and winsome appearance, Linda Vaughn parlayed her pageantry chops into becoming synonymous with performance automotive marketing. From the early-1960s through the 1980s, Vaughn was a ubiquitous presence at major drag races, NASCAR events, and industry trade shows. Her nickname – First Lady of Motorsports – was well deserved.

Full Linda Vaughn story HERE

Associate Editor

A lifelong car kid, Steven grew up around drag strips – his name may sound familiar because his grandfather is Bob Bunker, a Pro Mod pioneer who piloted the “Folsom Flash” ’55 Chevy from the ’70s through the ’90s. Steven’s father, Bob Bunker Jr., heads up Bunker Motorsports and is a regular in the West Coast racing scene, building chassis and race cars for more than 30 years. With genetics like that, it’s no wonder Steven has a passion for both cars and motorsports. In addition to helping his father and honing his fabrication skills at Bunker Motorsports, Steven began shooting photos at the drag strip and capturing the action with his Canon camera. He is now artfully crafting stories around the awesome machines at the shows, as well as the men and women behind them. When he's is not on the road covering events, he spends his downtime out on the water fishing, building his 1962 Chevy Nova, or cruising his 1987 GMC Suburban.