Monday, December 20, 2010

Karl and Veda Orr, keepers of the hot rod faith and spreading the word with their hot rod publication while the guys were fighting in WW2

Veda set the Full Fendered Roadster record at 104.40 mph and later upped that to 114.24 in 1937. She ran 131-plus mph at the wheel of the Taylor-Blair modified and became the first woman to race in the SCTA.

Veda published the SCTA News, and later started her own newsletter as a means of communicating with other racers; however, it wasn't long after its inception that WWII began and many of the racers found themselves in the military and on their way overseas. To keep spirits up, Veda distributed her publication to more than 750 service men all around the world for free and personally corresponded with hundreds as well.
Karl was a fortunate guy to land a wife this good looking, a magazine phenomenon, and a land speed racer.

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