“Miss Hurst Golden Shifter”

Submitted by Markydoodle October 29th, 2011
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Miss Linda Vaughn is spectacular.  She had heart surgery this past April, and I really do hope she’s doing well.  And while she’ certainly an important part of this post, it’s the 1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst in this picture, the giant shifter, and the old videos of her on the you tube I’m posting  that I am all about here.  I didn’t think much of missing the 70’s until I saw this, and it would’ve been so fun to be at some of the events in the film.  Go Linda!

10 Responses to ““Miss Hurst Golden Shifter””

  1. Allee Willis

    Yes, definitely rooting for Miss Linda Vaughn. I’m a new fan after watching that video. How on earth have I missed her all these years??

    Now, that car… how the hell did I miss that? I absolutely love the way the paint is divided up on the two-tone. Love that it’s boxy yet space-age.

    What’s the giant thing protruding from the back of the Hurst that she’s leading on? Was that her podium she mounted all the time?

    Hurst’s a little too close to Hearse for me.

    Was this strictly a racing car?

    That big puffy Elvis jumpsuit thing she’s wearing slays me.

  2. Mark Milligan

    I don’t know what that red ball on the end of a shaft is, but at this point in the evolution of racing accessories, Hurst got all buy with gadgets.

    This car is a stock Chrysler probably, except for the crager mag wheels, and the hurst sticker on the side. And the platform was something they put on the back of the cars to give her stability, because she was on it for long period of time, as in parades.

    Hurst did collaborations with several auto makers, Chrysler, Oldsmobile, and probably others, to market their shifters.

  3. windupkitty

    Wow, I have not heard of Linda Vaughn until now…I hope she recovers well from her surgery! She obviously a raging babe, but she’s also clearly got class..That giant gear shift stuck to the Chrysler is beyond cool…marketing like that doesn’t seem to exist anymore…why is that??

  4. Mark Milligan

    I think the Ad Council had something to do with it. We can all agree at this point that both the Ad Council and Good Housekeeping have for years been nothing but fronts for undercover organizations that among other things, worked constantly to keep symbols of sexual organs larger than 10 feet in size out of the public view. And not a thing we can do.

    • windupkitty

      aaaaahahahaahahh! YES, you are so right, of course!!! I guess it makes sense though….

      Why should we respect and glorify (and ok, objectify) mature, empowered, babe-a-licious women when we can have underaged, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically undeveloped, victimized (in my opinion) girls like the ones in girls gone wild videos?! NOt to mention young pop stars…I don’t know much about her, but I remember the first time I saw Brittany Spears in an ad…she was a baby dressed and marketed as 40 year old hooker…It kind of broke my hear to see her…..I’m no prude at all, but I can say that I am truly baffled by American culture!

  5. Mark Milligan

    On the other hand, there’s the red bull cars scooting around with a big can of red bull attached to the roof.

    This lady got a gig and ran with it. Who knows why some become product endorsement models, and then others become school teachers-only to hop in the sack with their high school students.

    I’ve been writing all this over the weekend from the fog of the nastiest flu bug I’ve had in years, so sorry if it seems somewhat incoherent!

    • windupkitty

      Oh NO MArk!!!! Feel better!!! Drink LOTS of scotch, cry a little bit, and sleep a lot You poor thing!!! :( Lots of healing vibes being sent from the awmok for sure!

      • Mark Milligan

        Chicken Soup, yes.

        Scotch, not right this minute, but can I take a rain check?

        Whoever invented Gatorade I want to send a thank you card to.

        Thanks Allee and Windup! I think I may get on the plane for SF tomorrow afterall!