Drag Queen Story Hour
Perhaps this story can be told to impressionable youngsters at the library next time: Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney: The First Lady of Drag Racing.
She won the NHRA Top Fuel championship in 1977, 1980, and 1982, becoming the first person to win two and three Top Fuel titles. She won a total of 18 NHRA national events.
She did this while remaining comfortable in her skin – her female skin.
‘73 Plymouth Satellite Funny Car: “This is a Steve Reyes photo. The shoot was out in Long Beach, California, and the car was brand-new. I borrowed the hot pants and the red boots from Steve’s girlfriend. They said, `Here, try these on.’ Again, I was very eager to satisfy, so why not? I’ve always enjoyed being a woman. I like makeup, I like clothes, I like jewelry. I always tried to look good and always enjoyed playing the part. I never saw any contradiction between being a competitive racer and being a woman.”
Hot pants and red boots. On a woman who identifies as a woman while rac
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