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The Lady Leadfoots of So-Cal., 1958. Women in racing

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by toml24, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. toml24
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    Hear's an image from 1958. Hila Paulson created the "Original Lady Leadfoots" of Southern California and went wherever the jalopies were racing. The members of this group from left are: Ginger Worthham, Hila Paulson, Mary Jo Erikson (wife of famous West coast racer Rip Erikson, and finally Edna Bates (sister of Hila).
     

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  2. k9racer
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    Hila married Bob Sweet and they live in the Fla Keys. In the mid 60s the pair owned a race track called Stock Island Speedway. Several times she showed the boys the fast way around the track. Keep them coming Tom. I still enjoy looking at your great book.... Bobby.
     
  3. kisam
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    Great picture - thanks for sharing!
     
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  5. Jimv
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    Ya sure Ginger & Hila aren't sisters? They could pass for twins!(2 on the left)
    JimV
     
  6. FiddyFour
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    bump... this shouldnt be on page three
     
  7. toml24
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    Here are more photos of Hila during the 1950s. The driver presenting Hila with a trophy is Parnelli Jones in 1953. They remain close friends to this day.
     

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