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Jungle Pam talks with Lucky from Speed Scene Live TV at the California Hot Rod Reunion.

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Pam Hardy doesn't see herself as a drag racing legend. However, in just four years, the teenager from West Chester, Pa., grew into an iconic figure well beyond the shapely curves which filled a halter top and skin tight jeans. In four years, Hardy, more commonly referred to in drag racing lore as "Jungle Pam," became a hit with race fans and forever immortalized her participation in drag racing as the ultimate B.U.G., more commonly known as Back Up Girl. Take a sneak peek into what made her a legend as we prepare for the launch of Season 3, Legends the Series. (Footage courtesy of Doug Gordon, American Nitro (, Jackson Brothers Video (

Jungle Pam Backing Up Jungle Jim Car @ 2013 NHRA Hot Rod Reunion, Epping NH
The Jungle Jim car versus Crazy Jake, with Jungle Pam backing up the Jungle Jim car, at the Inaugural NHRA Hot Rod Reunion in Epping, New Hampshire. (Saturday, September 14)

California Hot Rod Reunion 2012
The 2012 California HOT ROD REUNION in Bakersfield California. Each HOT ROD REUNION event features a wide variety of activities, including NHRA vintage drag racing, featuring some the sport's most famous and historic cars and drivers racing in such classes at Nostalgia Top Fuel, Funny Car, Fuel Altereds, Supercharged Gassers, Classic Super Stock, Hot Rods and others. Video was filmed and edited by Reid Stover and Joey Jordan.

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