Classic Sports Car

7 Caitlyn Jenner


Okay, this is a bit of a stretch, but long before Caitlyn Jenner transition­ed the superstar Olympic athlete became an actor – who can forget her role as Officer Steve Mcleish in CHIPS? Jenner was also a pretty handy driver; one who got hooked on motorsport following a race for celebritie­s that supported the 1979 US Grand Prix at Long Beach. She won (above, on left). A year later, Jenner competed in the Daytona 24 Hours in Jim Busby’s March-bmw M1. It wasn’t a successful outing, but she would go on to compete in more than 50 races, most memorably aboard Jack Roush’s steroidal Ford Mustangs. While perhaps not blistering­ly quick, Jenner was no slouch, with a career highlight being fourth place overall and a class win in the 1986 Sebring 12 Hours alongside Scott Pruett. Anorak fact Jenner finished second to teammate Pruett in the 1986 IMSA GTO series, taking two victories along the way

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