SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 18, May 5, 2011

Specialty-Equipment Industry Wishes Linda Vaughn a Speedy Recovery

  Linda Vaughn and Troops
  The industry's thoughts are with Linda Vaughn, Miss Hurst Golden Shifter, who is recovering from heart surgery she underwent in April.

SEMA and the specialty-equipment market community send wishes for a speedy recovery to Linda Vaughn, best known as the iconic Miss Hurst Golden Shifter. Vaughn underwent heart surgery April 28 to clear out blockage in her arteries.

Prior to the operation, Vaughn said, "I am tired of feeling 'low speed.'" After surgery, her spirits are equally as high and she is recovering as expected.

Throughout the ’60s, ’70s and in to the early ’80s, Vaughn's looks and charm were just as much of an attraction at the track as any of the high-powered machines of the times. Even today, with Vaughn no longer traveling the circuits as race queen, she is still one of the industry's best-known spokesmodels.

Vaughn was named the SEMA Person of the Year in 1979 and was inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame in 1985.

Members of the industry, friends and colleagues who would like to send well wishes and cards are encouraged to use the following address:

Linda Vaughn
P.O. Box 9577
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

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