Here’s a cool “combo” poster reproduced from a 50 year old original we rescued. It’s 1972 At Dover ,advertising The West Coast Fuel Altered Stars of Wild Willy Borsch in the “Winged Express”, match racing Leon Fitzgerald in “Pure Heaven”
Plus The Miss Universe Super Pro Stock Circuit Set up by Tom “Smoker” Smith.
ALL GIRL RACERS: Carol “Bunny” Burkett, Fan Mellott, Carol Wood, Jean Brown, Carol Henson, Ann Clem, Carolyn Hunt, Nita Blaylock, and Lynn Poole
Bunny remembered the tour with affection, calling it “a traveling circus.” It was a hit with the fans, who liked the quality of the racing almost as much as the hot pants contests that the Miss Universe drivers participated in. “We would strut our stuff,” Bunny said, and the crowds “would yell and clap and carry on….” Sounds exploitative, and it probably was. But drag racing is an expensive sport, and playing by Smith’s rules was one way that Bunny and the other women could stay in the game. “Hot Pants & Heads Up…A crowd favorite.
Measures: 11″ x 17″