LLOAR Director Marie Miller was born in Plainview, Long Island. She worked for Liberty Aircraft in Farmingdale, Gruman Corporation in Bethpage, New York before starting a new part-time job: stock car racing.
Marie went to school for two weeks to learn how to drive a race car. Initially her promoters rented cars for Marie from the male drivers at $50.00 per race.
When she finally got her own car, Marie drove in the heats and in the semi-finals. Women were not allowed to race in the finals. That was reserved for the men.
"I raced for 12 wonderful years, and racing allowed me to meet many people that I would not have otherwise met," says Marie.
Marie serves on the board of the Living Legends and makes her home in Port Orange, Florida.