Donna Mae Mims
Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:05
She was the famous "Think Pink" driver
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Posted 08 October 2009 - 15:42
I recommend clicking on the link that Tom has posted as it has a nice tribute and summary of her career.
Posted 08 October 2009 - 16:08
I remember reading about her and others in Road & Track in the 60's.
Racing in California seemed so exciting and so far away in those carefree days.
God speed Donna Mae.
Edited by David Force, 08 October 2009 - 16:14.
Posted 08 October 2009 - 17:04
Posted 08 October 2009 - 18:26
I liked her pink helmet!
Posted 09 October 2009 - 01:30
Here's a short clip about the bugeye she raced being restored and her being reunited with it at a Mid Ohio vintage event.
A picture from Nick England's VIR History website showing Ms Mims with another BMC product she raced.
She was the Guest of Honor at the 2003 NRR event in Cumberland, MD and showed up to the event with her 1979 Corvette
Posted 09 October 2009 - 08:07
I would like to draw UK MG Midget and Sprite owners to Donna Mae Mims success in her pink Bugeye (Frogeye) Sprite, as she would be unknow to many on this side of the pond.
Is there any possibility of getting permission to reproduce an image of Donna Mae Mims with her Sprite?
Thanks in advance
Posted 09 October 2009 - 11:54
Saw her a couple of years ago at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix riding with other drivers at the end of the Saturday sessions. Spry and enthusiastic, and obviously well-loved by her fellow drivers.
Posted 09 October 2009 - 20:43
They don't make them quite like Ms. Mims any more.
Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:40
I remember seeing Donna Mae Mims racing, when I was a teen, at Watkins Glen in the 1960s. Here's a photo of her at Watkins during those times...I've never forgotten her..The gal in the pink car.
Donna Mae Mims, one of the best known female road racers in the 1960's died Tuesday.
She was the famous "Think Pink" drive
Posted 10 October 2009 - 09:00