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Linda Vaughn Net Worth 2024

Linda Vaughn Net Worth – $1 million

What is Linda Vaughn’s net worth? Is Linda Vaughn married?

Introduction

Linda Vaughn is an American motor racing personality who has been described as “The First Lady of Motorsports” and the “preeminent beauty queen of stock car racing.”

She has entertained fans and has been a premier marketer of automotive goods for more than 56 years.

Biography

Linda was born in Dalton, Georgia, on August 14, 1942, as Linda Faye Vaughn.

”My mom taught me how to appreciate things,” Linda told Motortrend in an interview about her mother. ”She was a great seamstress and made the little dresses I wore.”

Vaughn grew up interested in cars and was introduced to auto racing as a teenage girl when she rode her bicycle to Grady Pickens’ garage.

Linda entered and won a local beauty contest, and was crowned Miss Atlanta Raceway in 1961.

As a beauty queen, her basic job was to kiss the winning driver, hand out trophies, and look good doing it.

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It is said that on her first day at work, Linda introduced herself by saying — “Hi, I’m Linda, I’m not George’s girlfriend.”

Towards the late 1960s, to fill in for Linda at various racing events across the USA, Hurst had to hire additional blonde beauties since Vaughn’s services became in such demand.

She also earned her SCCA competition license at the Bob Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving and then got behind the wheel and raced.

In 1979, Linda was awarded the Specialty Equipment Market Association – “Person of the Year” title and was inducted into the SEMA hall of fame eight years later.

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In 2016, Vaughn was in the hospital, where she was treated for a heart attack.

In 2019, Linda was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

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Husband

In 1972, Linda Vaughn got married to Billy Tidwell. The couple divorced in 1986.

Linda Vaughn said:

“I can’t say Billy Tidwell was an actual ‘love of my life,’ but he’s the only man that I ever married.”

She continued:

”I met him in 1970 at the drag races in Bakersfield. We were married for 13 years and that was a long enough sentence!”

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Trivia

The book, “Linda Vaughn: The First Lady of Motorsports,” co-written with Rob Kinnan, was published in 2016.

In the 1970s, Vaughn wore a 34DD bra size and weighed 142 pounds.

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Quotes

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”I brought in a lot of racers and a lot of business. I sold millions of dollars’ worth of Hurst shifters all over the world.”

”Growing up in the ’60s was so fabulous. We didn’t have drugs or killing. We had music and car shows and drag racing, and I learned how to hang out with the guys.”

“I’ve never had very many girlfriends in my life because they wouldn’t understand.”

“When I first started in the business, I never took advantage of the fact that I could go into the pit and garage area by being Miss Firebird. So I’d only go in there when I had to.”

”The looks will open the door and get you in, but what keeps you there is how smart you are and what you bring to the pie.”

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Linda Vaughn – Net Worth 2024

So, how much is Linda Vaughn worth? Vaughn earned most of her wealth from her career as an actress and model as well as from selling copies of her book (The First Lady of Motorsports). Therefore, Linda Vaughn has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

FAQ

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Linda Vaughn waving to an adoring crowd from her display stand mounted on the trunk of a 1968 Pontiac GTO – @Getty

How old is Linda Vaughn?

She was born on August 14, 1942. During an interview in December 2022, Vaughn confessed about her age:

There are three things you never ask a lady – how old she is, what kind of hair color she has, and does she fooled around. My grandma taught me he never asked a lady her age, but I’m quite proud of my age because I’ve gone through a lot of heart operations I’m honored to be here, and I am 78 years old — August 14, 1942, but when I go out in my Hurst automobile I get flirted on by 35-year-olds so that’s pretty good okay.

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Larry E Cox

Thursday 16th of May 2024

Wish I had met Linda ! I'm from Her Hometown, Dalton Georgia! She is 3 Years Older than me . That may be The Reason I never met her! Wasn't much to do in Dalton, back in The 60s !

Andy Colchin

Saturday 9th of December 2023

I met Linda at the PRI show in Indy on December 8th. She is so genuine and kind. She is also , and always had been, a true pro at what she does. If you see her, definitely talk to her. You will be glad you did. She is an american treasure.❤️

Peter coffman

Friday 26th of January 2024

@Andy Colchin, I always thought she was so beautiful growing up. A real class act and she still is. Absolutely stunning.

Dave Huber

Monday 4th of December 2023

I met Linda through Dale Funk and the Kentucky Moonshiner Top Fuel team in the 70s. Fun times

Ray Hedlund

Tuesday 24th of October 2023

As sales manager for E-T MAGS I want you to know that you helped our Brand thru your winning personality and willingness to talk our sport with anyone

Wayne

Monday 24th of October 2022

Absolutely beautiful fine woman. You look great and you always will! Thx so much for the memories! Wayne