Midweek Movie - Heart Like a Wheel (1983)

Heart Like a Wheel ( The Shirley Muldowney Story )

Released: 1983
Runtime:  113 min
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Writer: Ken Friedman.
Starring: Bonnie Bedelia, Beau Bridges, Bruce Barlow

Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her family life, she perseveres in her dream.

Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird...


Shirley Muldowney...

Born... as Shirley Ann Roque on June 19, 1940 in Burlington, Vermont USA, Also known professionally as "Cha Cha" and the "First Lady of Drag Racing.

She’s an American pioneer in professional auto racing and was the first woman to receive a license from the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) in 1965, to drive a Top Fuel Dragster.

She began street racing in the 1950s in Schenectady, New York. All she wanted was to race up and down the streets in a hot rod," declared Muldowney. At the age of sixteen, she married nineteen-year-old Jack Muldowney, who would build her first dragster.

In 1958, the then eighteen-year-old made her debut on the dragstrip of the Fonda Speedway. 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 has won a total of 18 NHRA national events.

Read more about Shirley Muldowney @ Wikipedia 

Truck Tuesday

1932 Ford (Body 76) Truck

Midweek Movie - Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)

Jayne Mansfield's Car
Released: 2012
Runtime:  122 min
Director: Billy Bob Thornton
Writers: Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson.
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Kevin Bacon, Ray Stevenson.

Alabama 1969, The death of a Clan's estranged wife and mother brings together two very different families. Do the scars of the past hide differences that will tear them apart, or expose truths that could lead to unexpected collisions...