Linda Vaughn Figure
1:18 | $30, $150 (with car)
She’s held a lot of titles over the years, but for most of us, Dalton, GA’s Linda Vaughn will always be remembered for her years as “Miss Hurst Gold- en Shifter,” a public rela- tions gig that frequently required the otherworldly southern beauty to perch on the trunk of a pace car and hold on to an outsized Hurst T-handle during a parade lap. ACME Trading Company’s 1:18 figure of the one-time dental technician comes three ways: as a standalone piece, as a figure with the shifter platform (seen here), or in an homage set that also includes a 1:18 Lane Exact Detail 1972 Hurst Olds Indy Pace Car and a mounting wedge (not shown). The star of the show is Ms. Vaughn, of course, and this crisp resin sculpt pays respect to Linda’s legendary pro- portions, mane of blonde hair, and smiling face. The gold mini dress and white go-go boots (a winning combination, we might add) have just the right luster. So does that giant gearshift, and the package looks just perfect. The little Linda’s hand is cast to grasp the grab handle on the shifter. Whether standing alone, or on full display, ACME’s figure of this still-vivacious Queen of the Raceway had us at “hello.” – Joe Kelly Jr.