Paula Murphy VS. Della Woods At Dover Poster

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In the late ’60s & early ’70s, not many ladies were out on the tracks, and those who were dealt with some bias. For Della Woods of Michigan, her first machismo moment came at a track when she was pulled from the race after the NHRA revoked her license for being a female driver. So, she called them up, said that Paula Murphy had a license, and said, “If you pull my license, you better pull hers. They didn’t pull her license but sent me a letter and said I could run again.” The “Bernella” name on the car was her brother Bernie and her name combined. Paula Murphy was known as “Miss STP” with backing from Andy Granitelli whose Indy car she drove. As she was the first female, licensed Funny Car driver, Dover Drag Strip decided to get these two together in 1970. This poster is reproduced from an actual original that we just received which was rescued after 50 years.
Measures: 11″ x 17″

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In the late ’60s & early ’70s, not many ladies were out on the tracks, and those who were dealt with some bias. For Della Woods of Michigan, her first machismo moment came at a track when she was pulled from the race after the NHRA revoked her license for being a female driver. So, she called them up, said that Paula Murphy had a license, and said, “If you pull my license, you better pull hers. They didn’t pull her license but sent me a letter and said I could run again.” The “Bernella” name on the car was her brother Bernie and her name combined. Paula Murphy was known as “Miss STP” with backing from Andy Granitelli whose Indy car she drove. As she was the first female, licensed Funny Car driver, Dover Drag Strip decided to get these two together in 1970. This poster is reproduced from an actual original that we just received which was rescued after 50 years.
Measures: 11″ x 17″

Additional information

Weight 0.237187 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 17 × .1 in