Jungle Pam Hardy rose to the media limelight for being the girlfriend of a late F1 racer, Jim Liberman nicknamed “Jungle Jim.” She has also served as a sidekick of late racing sensation, Jim Liberman. Hardy’s real name is Pamela Hardy and the title “Jungle Pam” was given to her because of her love and interest in the sport.
Unfortunately, her then-partner Jim Liberman died at the age of 31. Did Jungle marry afterward? Where is Jim’s then-girlfriend nowadays? Let’s explore her life apart from being a sidekick in drag racing. Many of the fans are curious to know if Jungle Pam is still into the business or has started a new life after her partner’s death. Here are the answer to all your queries.
Let’s get into it!
What Year Was Jungle Pam Hardy Born? Her Biography and College
Jungle Pam Hardy was born on 19th March 1954 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA. She is 68 years old as of 2022 and holds an American nationality. However, much about her parents and sibling are yet to be revealed. Talking about her ethnicity, Hardy belongs to a Caucasian ethnic background. On the other hand, her birth name is Pamela Hardy.
Now, moving into her educational background, Hardy completed her high school in her hometown and later enrolled at West Chester to have a degree in Business.
However, Jungle Pam did not continue her education but rather went to pursue her career in drag racing.
How Did Jungle Pam Hardy and Her Late-Boyfriend Jim Liberman Meet?
Well, it all started back in May 1972 when the then-18 years old girl Jungle Pam was spotted by Jim while driving Corvette. She was just two weeks away from her graduation. She could not refuse the offer from legendary racer Jim and drop out of her college. When the two met for the first time, Jungle was living an ordinary and quiet life and wanted to move out of her normal life.
However, Pam Hardy didn’t know much about racing initially but later became well-versed in the game. Soon the two started dating and Hardy joined Jim in his match race tour. Hardy had once said recalling those days,
I ditched the college that had accepted me, and it drove my mother nuts.
As soon as her then-boyfriend Jim introduced her to the racing world, Jungle Pam earned the nickname of “Jungle Pam” on her own.
Jungle Pam’s Relationship With Her Partner Jim Liberman
Apart from being Jim’s sidekick in the drag race, Jungle Pam and her late beau Jim were also in a romantic relationship. The pair had appeared in several magazines. She and her then-partner featured also in the 16-minute documentary, Vrooom! which was directed by Ken Rudolph.
Back in February 1973, Jim Liberman’s girlfriend Jungle was also on the cover of Hot Rod magazine. Besides, Hardy would help her partner in filling his car’s oil, packing parachutes, and also repositing his car each time Jim’s car burnout.
The sidekick is also known as “a stroke of genius” as Hardy helped Jim a lot to raise his popularity through her amazing performance on the track. However, her reign only lasted for four years as her partner Jim died in an accident.
Jungle Pam Hardy’s Boyfriend Died In An Accident
Back on 9th September 1977, Jim was driving his Chevrolet Corvette in West Goshen Township. Unfortunately, Jim’s car collided with a transit bus and the incident led to Jungle Pam Hardy’s boyfriend’s death. Liberman’s car crashed under the bus bumper and Liberman could not survive the accident.
The report also stated that it took more than 45 minutes to extract Jim’s body from the car. Undoubtedly, the racer would have achieved much success in drag racing if Liberman didn’t have an accident that day. The incident shocked Jungle Pam as the girl had great respect for her boyfriend and her entire life changed after the incident. She said,
“All that showmanship was his true personality. He just didn’t turn that on at the track and then became normal like everyone else at home.”
Jim Liberman’s partner further added,
He had that sort of flair even when we were just at the house or went out someplace. You could always feel his presence wherever he was.
After her lover’s demise, Jungle Pam did not work for any other driver and completely moved out of the racing world.
Did Jungle Pam Hardy Marry To Anyone? Details On Her Relationship Status in 2022
Well, the answer to this is yes. Jungle Pam, the former sidekick of Jim Liberman is currently in a marital relationship with her husband Bill Hodgson. Although both the duo is quite reluctant about their marriage, they are leading a happy conjugal life for a long time.
Before the marriage to her spouse Bill, Hardy was also married to the Funny car owner Fred Frey. However, neither Jungle nor her then-spouse Hudgson ever revealed when did they marry and how their relationship came to an end.
Since Jungle has been married twice, people are curious to know if the former sidekick of late racing sensation, Jim is the mother to any children or not. However, the answer is still missing.
Her Past Affairs
Aside from her two marriages, as we said earlier Hardy was once also in a romantic relationship with her then-beau Jim Liberman. However, their relationship could not last long as expected. Sadly, her partner Jim lost his life in an accident and left Jungle Pam Hardy behind.
What Is Jungle Pam Hardy Upto Nowadays?
Hardy hasn’t appeared in media ever since her former partner’s death. Since then, Jungle Pam has lived her life privately. As a matter of fact, the ex-celebrity partner is also not on any of the social media platforms. So, it becomes more difficult to find out about her life in 2022.
However, we do know that Hardy is living a happy married life with her second husband, Bill Hodgson in the United States.
How Rich Is Jungle Pam Hardy?
Jungle Pam was quite a famous name in the mid-70s and had quite a huge amount of earnings. She has an estimated net worth of $2 million in 2022. She mostly earned from her career as a sidekick and her other works.
On other hand, her then-partner, Jim Liberman had an estimated net worth of around $3 million at the time of his demise. He had accumulated the earnings from his racing career.