Russell James Liberman September 12,   — September 9,  was an American funny car drag racer , nicknamed "Jungle Jim". Liberman was a flamboyant showman who primarily toured the United States at drag racing match races events. During his career, he averaged an estimated events per year during the s.
Jungle Pam Hardy Career
She posed for the biggest sports photographers in the world and has been an iconic cultural figure for almost fifty years. Jim Liberman met her when she was just 18 years old and Pamela Hardy two weeks before she graduated from high school in May He first spotted her when he was driving his yellow Corvette on the streets of suburban West Chester, Pennsylvania. During that time she was a bored high school graduate who decided to take a long walk from her home to the nearest shopping center. With college just around the corner, she figured she would do some shopping and enjoy her last few days with absolutely nothing to do.
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Hardy, who in four years of drag racing involvement made a mark which remains visible in today's drag racing banter, returned to her comfort zone this weekend guiding past NHRA champion Jack Beckman into his tracks following each burnout this weekend at the NHRA AAA Finals in Pomona, Ca. Backing up a car today is more intense. Hardy first entered the drag racing scene in , when she was discovered by the Funny Car racing legend Liberman while walking to a local convenience store in West Chester, Pa. The flamboyant Liberman, arguably the greatest showman the drag strip has ever experienced, quickly added the shapely, girl next door image Hardy presented to his drag racing entourage. Together the two traveled the country from east to west, north to south, and easily made as many race dates at various track as both a match racing and competition team.
Right: Jungle Pam on the job. Source: Pinterest. In the '70s, Jungle Pam, drag racing's sweetheart of the asphalt, captured the imagination of Funny Car fans like no one else. Working to assist driver "Jungle Jim" Lieberman, Jungle Pam was known for her tight outfits, skimpy shorts or mini-skirts , go-go boots -- and of course a high-octane smile.