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slugbelch slugbelch is offline
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Default RIP Kitty O誰eil

RIP Kitty O’Neil. Amazing stuntwoman and land speed record holder.

Being born deaf, she set the land-speed record for female drivers piloting a hydrogen peroxide powered three-wheeled rocket car “SMI Motivator” to an average speed of 512.710 mph in 1976.

In 1977 in the Mojave Desert, she piloted a hydrogen peroxide powered rocket dragster built by Ky Michaelson's Space Age Racing Team with an 1/4 mile average speed of 279.5 mph and ultimately set the quickest/fastest 1/4 in history at 3.22 @ 421mph

In 1979 her experiences served as the base for a biographical movie: Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story, starring Stockard Channing:

She also was a stuntwoman in Hollywood for numerous TV and movies including Quincy, Baretta, The Blues Brothers, Airport '77, The Bionic Woman, Smokey and the Bandit, and Wonder Woman. She even had her own Barbie doll made!

Kitty retired in 1982 and held 22 speed records on land and water.

RIP pioneer.

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