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Folks Of Interest R.I.P. Paula Murphy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Marty Strode, Dec 24, 2023.

  1. Marty Strode
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  2. Sounds like she was quite the talented lady. Prayers for her family, friends and fellow drag racers.
     
  3. Marty Strode
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    I liked her because she didn't make a big deal about being a woman racer, much the same for Janet Guthrie, who I have met at Rolla Vollstedt's birthday parties.
     
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  4. Fordors
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    Godspeed Paula. A woman that did it all, ovals, Bonneville, drags and cute as a button to boot with nerves of steel.
    Her exploits make me feel like a slacker.
     
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  5. Rickybop
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    She felt "rather proud".
    Rightly so.
    God bless.
     
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  7. Mr48chev
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    May she rest in peace. I can remember when she was accomplishing those feats there never seemed to be a big wooptie doo over it, just a story about how she set another record or did this that or another in the racing world.
     
  8. AVater
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    My condolences to her family, friends and fans.
     
  9. Stogy
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    Condolences to the Murphy family and friends in the passing of Paula...women did a lot in go fast despite it being male dominated...I have always enjoyed seeing them involved and they were a force...

    20-8.jpg

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    Avenger jet car to 243.33 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1965

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    :rolleyes:...Images above are the Indy 500 in 1963 and Bonneville 1963...

    https://robbreport.com/motors/cars/gallery/racer-paula-murphy-in-photos-1234842156/

    May she rest in peace...with a little go fast here and there...the angels are going to have a challenge keeping up with her...

    Thanks for sharing this loss to the community @Marty Strode

     
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  12. Crosley
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    Amazing woman to the end. Lived to be 95 yrs old. R I P
     
  13. A LIFE very well lived, What a amazing woman. R.I.P. Now a angel in the sky.:(
     
  14. reagen
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  15. One can only imagine the life stories. :) R.I.P.
    95, wow. Very few racers live that long.
     
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  16. .........Same here.:(
     
  17. Dominick Hide
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    1973 Santa Pod England...Side by side again with the Shoe?
    stp & stardust.jpg
     
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  18. bushwacker 57
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    I was at Sears Point 1973 when she went through the finish line ended up on the hill there was a lot of smoke i know she was ok at that time.
     
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  19. tomcat11
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    A remarkable women, in so many ways. Godspeed Paula Murphy.
     
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  20. Stogy
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    I did read she did sustain a broken neck injury in a rail later in her career that left her bedridden for 1/2 a year but she got through that.
     
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  21. 49ratfink
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    1928 -2023. that would be a great time to have lived.
     
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  22. RodStRace
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    An amazing person who loved going fast, and happened to be a woman when that was a hindrance to her ambitions. What a life, what a legacy.
     
  23. Joe Troilo
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  24. She lived 95 years and accomplished all those things......Sounds like she got her money's worth out of life. R.I.P.
     
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