Shirley Muldowney: The First Lady of Drag Racing

(what's a "Modern Worthy"? click here to find out!)
Check out vintage photos of badass “First Lady of Drag Racing”, Shirley Muldowney who felt the need for speed in her teens and hasn’t really stopped since.

A street racer turned pro, Shirley Muldowney is considered one of the all-time greats of any gender for drag racing. Over thirty years, she won numerous awards and made many hall of fame lists – and started a children’s charity.

(while she’s fairly well-known in some circles, she was new to me, and possibly new to some of you too! enjoy some of her awesome vintage photos at the link!)