High Performance

Author: Robert C. Post

Publisher: JHU Press

Total Pages: 417

Shirley , who " came from a sort of racing family , ” had married H. L. Shahan when she was seventeen . “ H ” had a'58 Chevy , which Shirley drove " for kicks ” a couple of times ; she was adroit with a stick shift , and in 1959 she won ...

Maximum Performance

Author: Jim Schild

Publisher: Motorbooks International

Total Pages: 160

Butch Leal, Ronnie Sox, and Shirley Shahan's 1965 Belvederes were in attendance, along with Roger Lindamood's new 1966 Dodge Street Hemi. Mechanical problems and red lights plagued many of the Mopar entries and kept them from the ...

The History of AMC Motorsports

Author: Bob McClurg

Publisher: CarTech Inc

Total Pages: 192

In 1971, the Tulare, California, team of H. L. and Shirley “Dragon Lady” Shahan fielded a trio of homebuilt AMC Pro Stockers consisting of one Gremlin and two Hornets. These cars were part of a performance clinic program put together by ...

Fuel and Guts

Author: Dave McClelland, Tom Madigan


Total Pages:

SHIRLEY SHAHAN Although I didn't actually meet Shirley Shahan until she was near the end of her driving career , I witnessed her abilities from afar as a spectator . As a staff member of Popular Hot Rodding magazine , I got to sit in on ...

American Performance V-8 Specs: 1963-1974 (Second Edition)

Author: Rick O. Rittenberg

Publisher: Rick O. Rittenberg

Total Pages: 410

The “Drag-On-Lady” was sponsored by American Motors Southern California Dealers Association and driven by Shirley Shahan. According to Hurst Equipped by Mark Fletcher and Richard Truesdell, Shirley's husband and mechanic, H. L. Shahan, ...

Icons of Women's Sport

Author: Steven J. Overman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Total Pages: 623

Two years later, Shirley Shahan, a California-based driver, became the first woman to win a major NHRA title at the Winternationals. Shirley Muldowney fought to obtain her NHRA license in 1965, the same year Paula Murphy and husband ...

Collecting Muscle Car Model Kits

Author: Tim Boyd

Publisher: CarTech Inc

Total Pages: 176

JoHan's Shirley Shahan Dragon Lady AMX kit is loosely based on the drag cars created by Hurst, while Revell's 1968 Dodge Dart Super Stock Hemi kit is also loosely inspired by the famous Mopar dragsters that were assembled with Hurst's ...

Motorsports and American Culture

Author: Mark D. Howell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Total Pages: 248

5 It was not until 1959 that a woman, Shirley Shahan, won a class at a major national event. The situation changed considerably during the 1960s. By the middle of the decade, women routinely raced against men—and just as routinely beat ...

Northern California Drag Racing

Author: Steve Reyes

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Total Pages: 128

Neighbors from Tulare, California, Butch Leal and Shirley Shahan went toe-to-toe in their factory-backed Pro Stock racers, Leal in his California Flash Mopar and Shahan in her Drag-on Lady AMC Hornet. Leal won the battle of Tulare ...

Hubert Platt

Author: Allen Platt

Publisher: CarTech Inc

Total Pages: 192

Hubert a match race in Houston, Texas, was scheduled to race friend and rival Shirley Shahan, the Drag-OnLady. Before time trials started, Hubert put on his silver fire suit and a blonde wig and drove Shirley's Mopar to the starting ...