It's funny how a couple of letters can change the meaning of a word entirely. Take "racy" and "racing," for example. One implies a certain charge of sexuality, while the other refers to the competition of getting from Point A to Point B the quickest. Pamela Anderson, for example, would be one we'd categorize under the former, but now the Canadian model/actress/bombshell is breaking into the latter by launching her own racing team.

Downforce1 by Pamela Anderson is the name of the new team that will be fielding an Aston Martin Vantage GTE in both the (European) Le Mans Series and the International GT Open, wearing white and blue livery with the glamour model's signature and bearing the logos of PETA (the animal rights group for which Anderson is a spokesperson) and ICM (the talent agency that manages her career). The team is apparently being managed by a Swiss outfit with ten years of experience in GT racing.

This is not the first time we've seen a model lending her image to a racing team: Paris Hilton was connected to a MotoGP squad a couple of years back, and now Pam appears to be following in her high-heeled footsteps. And apparently she's not stopping at GT racing, either, as the effort could spawn a NASCAR team as well. In the meantime, Anderson hopes to be present at as many of the races as her schedule will allow. Which ought to be plenty distracting for the racers.

So what is it about models like Pam headlining racing teams? Beyond the usual barrage of innuendos – the airbags have, after all, been removed – maybe the former Baywatch starlet herself put it best in a recent interview with British tabloid The Sun: "Fast cars and fast women go together." Who are we to argue?

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      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hooray for Hepatitis C... :-/ And no, I don't care if you have Hepatitis C and this offends you.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Everyone suck in your gut, there's a chick around.
      Polly Prissy Pants
      • 3 Years Ago
      So what is it that draws people like Paris Hilton and Pam Anderson to racing? Do they think it's going to make them lots of money? Have they always loved cars and motorsports? Is this simply a way to keep their name in front of the public? I'd really be interested in the real answer.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Polly Prissy Pants
        My wife is a partner for a pretty well known PR firm and ... well she's in circles and knows people. I feel like I'm name dropping or something, but apparently Paris Hilton is actually a big autosports fan and actually races a little bit. She's licensed which is more than I can say about 95% of the people who read Autoblog. There's a reason why she rides in big HP cars (Bentley Continental GT on the regular) and her boyfriend worked to out-hustle many others to get early access to buy a Lexus LFA for her. As far as being a car person she's apparently the real deal. I have no idea about Pamela Anderson. She's probably just trolling for young ass.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man, so many jokes here
      Keith C
      • 3 Years Ago
      Off topic a bit, but there's quite a bit of hotness in those pictures. Oh, and Pamela looks ok too. I think I know why racing attracts people like Pamela Anderson and Paris Hilton.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Keith C
        I'm putting my vote on Guy #3, with those arms.
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Downforce1 by Pamela Anderson is the name of" her mortal enemy and the ally of plastic surgeons everywhere.
      Smooth Motor
      • 3 Years Ago
      I normally like a woman in tights/pantyhose but what she's wearing is just plain weird. Kind of like snake skin looking......yuk.
      Aki. I
      • 3 Years Ago
      i hope her make up artist makes millions cuz he does a great job of making ugly look presentable.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why is this team not called Pam-An?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Ha! You should contact her people.
      Zee Frunch Canadiun
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dude to the left of Pam is like "Ummm... blech".
      • 3 Years Ago
      Definitely freaks me out.
      Bryant Keith
      • 3 Years Ago
      When I saw that picture of Pam I threw up in my mouth a little. Yuck.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bryant Keith
        Don't know why you're getting downvoted... Pam Anderson has screwed almost every 80s glam rock front man, while contracting H-C. She's basically what Vietnam vets would refer to as a "pungy stick". Plus, she's nothing more than a real life Barbie Doll because of all the plastic on her.
          • 3 Years Ago
        Basil Exposition
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bryant Keith
        It's ok, just look left or right of her for your kind of eye candy.
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