The male drivers say that Donna Mae Mins is crazy. Well, she is crazy about anything pink at least. It looks crazy as well, when this neat little girl in drivers overall, pink of course, climbs into the driver seat of her pink MG-B. The car is pink as well of course as is her crash helmet. But the crazy little girl in pink is the fastest of them all.
It is strange when you think about it, that you pour some terrible smelling liquid into the tank of a car, make a few moves with your hands and feet and away you go, says Donna, and ads that that is all she knows about the technical side of racing.
Donna Mea Mims is a race driver, and the first woman to win the American National Championship for sports cars. 31 men started in Donna’s class and they all had to admit that the crazy girl in the pink Healey beat them all. She won the H class, the one for foreign to seater’s sports cars. She won in a Austin Healey Sprite, her first car. She bought it for about 6.500 $ – used. And she was the fifth owner.
Now she drives an MG-B, pink of course, and on the back she has written in large letters, Think Pink. Her overall is pink, designed by herself. Her helmet as well and her hair is usually dyed pink as is her wig. Her flat in Pittsburgh is pink and her Chihuahua dog called Pedro-Gonzales-Gonzales-The-Mexican-Road-Rat is often dyed pink.
People say that all this pink is just a promotion trick, Donna says and ads, but it is not like that. I do love pink, I feel and senses pink. It is a girly colour. What interests me the most for the moment is the extremely hard competition with men in a very manly sport. That may be the reason it is important for me to appear as feminine as possible.
Apart from this passion for pink, there is not much very special about Donna. She’s born in Pittsburgh where she has lived all her life. She’s been married twice and divorced twice and she don’t want to talk about it. She worked as a secretary before she got hooked on sports car racing. She lives alone and likes it.
Donna is 166 cm high, weights 60 kilos. She’s 30 something and she’s very beautiful. She’s the kind of person you like at once and she is kind and understanding.
From the Danish magazine "Tidens Kvinder" -No 7 – February 7th 1965