People become famous for all sorts of reasons. Some make their name in fields like acting and singing, and they dedicate years of their life to trying to hit the big time. Others go down the reality TV route and use their charisma and love for the spotlight to help them develop a career. Then, of course, there are those who stand out in the world of sport.
So many athletes are celebrated for their achievements on the court, track, or field, and it’s usually a long while before their popularity begins to fade. However, not every famous face in sport is a competitor. Some people become just as renowned as those earning medals and winning games because they offer something that the viewers love. That was the case with “Jungle Pam,” who dominated the racing world in the 1970s without ever getting behind the wheel of a car.