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Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1889-1989 Shirley Muldowney delighted in beating male opponents in the macho sport of top-fuel drag racing. At speeds of over 300 mph along the quarter-mile track, she won the National Hot Rod Assn. world championships three times (1977, 1980, 1982). In 1983, Muldowney's life became a bio-pic in the film "Heart Like a Wheel" (starring Bonnie Bedelia). She and her hot-pink dragster retired in 2003, after one final race in Pomona. Photo dated: October 10, 1976.
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00048866 Herald Examiner Collection HE box Muldowney, Shirley. CARL0000052969 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/17395
Muldowney, Shirley,--1940- Drag racers--California--Pomona Drag racing--California--Pomona Dragsters--California--Pomona Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs