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1972 Ford Mustang Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World

1972 Ford Mustang Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World

1972 Ford Mustang Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World

This Ford Mustang diecast model funny car is produced by Auto World, who are renowned for their accuracy and faithful replicas, right down to the finest details such as the engine under the hood and interiors. This “Cha Cha” Ford Mustang would be an excellent addition to any existing collection of Ford diecast model cars. This funny car replica depicts the car driven to success by the First Lady of Drag Racing. The key features are: Wheels Steer, Wheels Roll, Detailed Undercarriage, Made of High Quality Diecast And Great Detail
Shirley Muldowney (born June 19, 1940 in Burlington, Vermont, also known professionally as “Cha Cha” and the “First Lady of Drag Racing”, is an American auto racer. She was the first woman to receive a license from the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to drive a Top Fuel dragster. 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. Muldowney’s success came in the face of enormous opposition from those who felt drag racing (or any form of motorsport, for that matter) was no place for women
A crash in 1984 crushed her hands, pelvis, and legs, necessitating half a dozen operations and 18 months of therapy. Muldowney was sidelined for a long period, but returned to the circuit in the late 1980s. She continued to race, mostly without major sponsorship, throughout the 1990s in IHRA competition as well as match-racing events. She returned to the NHRA towards the end of her career, running select events until her retirement at the end of 2003.

1972 Ford Mustang Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World

1972 Ford Mustang Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World


1972 Ford Mustang Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World

1972 Ford Mustang Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World

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