Road Racing Drivers of the 60’s and 70’s
Photos by Linda Weldon
Text by John B Heimann
Available online at www.lindaweldon.com
By Greg Vack
Photos by Linda Weldon and from Road Racing Drivers of the 60’s and 70’s.
Once upon a time, before the War, motor racing was purely a man’s sport. With rare exception, women weren’t allowed near the cars during the race. In photos from the thirties it’s always raining and cold, and the men in the pits, invariably clad in long overcoats and ties, all seem to resemble Humphrey Bogart or Alfred Neubauer (admittedly some actually were Neubauer). But in the fifties, something changed. The weather seemed to get warmer and sunnier, and women were suddenly welcome in the pits. By the sixties, at tracks around the world, there were many beautiful women on the pit walls, except Indianapolis of course. Some of these women were talented as well as beautiful and one such was Linda Weldon. [Read more…] about Book Review: Road Racing Drivers of the 60’s and 70’s