Thursday, October 15, 2009

Donna Mae Mims Passes

Donna Mae Mims passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 at the age of 82. This legendary female sports car driver was known by many as the "Pink Lady,""Think Pink," and"Donna Amazing".
Ms. Mims started racing in 1958 and was the first woman driver ever to win a Sports Car Club of America National Championship H Production 1963.
She worked for Yenko Chevrolet and Yenko sports car division as executive secretary for both and was the liaison for design and production with the Yenko sports car division with such cars as the Deuce, Camaro, Nova, Chevelle and Corvair. She worked closely with Zora Arkus Dontuv, Ed Cole and the pioneers of Chevrolet Racing. Her career and involvement in Yenko led her to racing such cars as the Camaro, Austin Healey, MG, Corvette and Corvairs.
She raced many times at Sebring, Daytona and Riverside, and many other tracks throughout the US.

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