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Janet Guthrie Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

JANET GUTHRIE
Born: March 7, 1938 in Iowa City, Iowa
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Janet Guthrie has drawn herself in her racing car. In 1961, at just 23 years old, Janet Guthrie (b. 1938) bought her first Jaguar XK 120 for racing. Three years later, she placed sixth at the Watkins Glen 500 and won two Sports Club of America races. In 1977, she became the first woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500, in a competition where women had been banned from even the repair and the refueling pits as recently as 1971. She competed in IndyCar and NASCAR races from 1976-1980, racing in 33 NASCAR races over four years (1976-1978, 1980). Guthrie finished 9th in the Indianapolis 500 in 1978. She finished 6th at the Bristol Motor Speedway in 1977, a record for a female driver in NASCAR's top tier of competition. Guthrie now shares that record with Danica Patrick, who placed 6th in the 2014 Oral-B USA 500. Two years later, Guthrie was elected to the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame. Her autobiography, Janet Guthrie: A Life at Full Throttle, was published in 2005. While some of her racing records have been surpassed by other female racers, most notably Danica Patrick, Guthrie will be remembered as the female racecar driver who paved the way for other women in the future.
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  • JANET GUTHRIE - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 208364
    JANET GUTHRIEThis index card is signed by the first female racecar driver to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 Signature: "Janet Guthrie", 5x3 index card. In 1977, Janet Guthrie (b. 1938) became the first woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500, in a competition where women had been banned from even the repair and the refueling pits as recently as 1971.

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • JANET GUTHRIE - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 208366
    JANET GUTHRIEThe professional driver signed this green index card in black ink Signature: "Janet Guthrie", 5x3 green index card. In 1977, Janet Guthrie (b. 1938) became the first woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500, in a competition where women had been banned from even the repair and the refueling pits as recently as 1971.

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • JANET GUTHRIE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED  - HFSID 202873
    JANET GUTHRIEThis letter of apology is signed by the pioneering female racer Autograph Letter signed: "Janet Guthrie", 1p, 5x8. No place, no date. On personal letterhead to "Dear Ms. Burhilt". In full: "Am very sorry to have taken so long getting these to you.

    Sale Price $216.00

    $240.00

  • JANET GUTHRIE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1985  - HFSID 42575
    JANET GUTHRIEThe first female racecar driver who competed in both the Indycar and NASCAR competitions signed this letter Autograph Letter signed: "Janet Guthrie", 1p, 8½x11. No place, no date. On blank paper to "Dear Mr. Axelrod". In full: "Sorry to take so long answering your request.

    Sale Price $216.00

    $240.00

  • JANET GUTHRIE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 42578
    JANET GUTHRIESigned black and white publicity photograph of the female racecar driving holding a racing helmet Photograph inscribed and signed: "To the American/Museum of Historical/Documents -/Best wishes,/Janet Guthrie". B/w, 8x10.

    Sale Price $216.00

    $240.00

  • JANET GUTHRIE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 171133
    JANET GUTHRIEBlack and white publicity photograph of the professional racer standing in her #17 racecar Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Eddie and Betty Sousa/Best wishes,/Janet Guthrie". B/w, 10x8. Captioned: "Janet Guthrie and the 1976 Bryant Heating and Cooling Special". In 1977, Janet Guthrie (b.

    Sale Price $216.00

    $240.00

  • JANET GUTHRIE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 323678
    JANET GUTHRIESigned black and white photograph of the racecar driving smiling in her "Texaco Star" Wildcat 3-DGS Inscribed photograph signed: "To John McMaster Sr. -/Best wishes,/Janet Guthrie", in blue felt tip, B/w. 8x10. In 1977, Janet Guthrie (b.

    Sale Price $216.00

    $240.00

  • JANET GUTHRIE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 222746
    JANET GUTHRIESigned black and white 5x7 publicity photograph of the Indycar driver sitting in her racecar and smiling at the camera Photograph signed: "Janet Guthrie". B/w, 5x7. In 1977, Janet Guthrie (b.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • JANET GUTHRIE - INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED TWICE  - HFSID 16126
    JANET GUTHRIEBlack and white 5x7 publicity photograph of the NASCAR racer in her racecar. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Bob Hemminter -/Best wishes,/Janet Guthrie". B/w, 5x7. On verso, she has handwritten a signed note: "Dear Mr. Hemminger, I think I've been in St.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • JANET GUTHRIE - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED  - HFSID 16127
    JANET GUTHRIEThe female NASCAR driver drew a sketch of her sitting in a racecar. Includes a signed note. Original Drawing signed with Autograph Note Signed: "Clearly, I'm no artist!/Best wishes,/Janet Guthrie". 8x5¾. Guthrie has drawn herself in her racing car. In 1961, at just 23 years old, Janet Guthrie(b.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • JANET GUTHRIE - RESUME SIGNED 07/22/1985  - HFSID 42577
    JANET GUTHRIEThe professional Indycar driver signed this copy of her typed resumé detailing her racing accomplishments Resumé signed: "Janet Guthrie Miami, Florida July 22, 1985", 1p, 8½x11. Titled "Racing Career Highlights". Includes her accomplishments in Indy-car, NASCAR and other racing competitions.

    Sale Price $216.00

    $240.00

  • JANET GUTHRIE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/23/1982  - HFSID 253787
    JANET GUTHRIEIn this signed letter, the racecar driver recounts her thoughts when she was racing in one of her first major races TLS: "Janet Guthrie", 1p, 5x8. No place, February 23, 1982. To Alan Hunter, Indianapolis.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • JANET GUTHRIE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/22/1992  - HFSID 202862
    JANET GUTHRIEThe professional racecar driver signed this typed letter that she sent to a fan Typed Letter Signed: "Janet Guthrie", 1p, 8½x11. No place, April 22, 1992. To Mr. Hemminger about why it's important to get a good education.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • JANET GUTHRIE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/22/1985  - HFSID 42576
    JANET GUTHRIEJanet Guthrie types a letter to a fan giving them a mini biography on herself. Typed Letter Signed: "Janet Guthrie", 1p, 8x10. No place, July 22, 1985. To American Museum of Historical Documents, Las Vegas.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

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