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An OKC Legend on The Road to Recovery After Undergoing Heart Surgery

Wayne Varley, an iconic street racer hailing from Oklahoma, has become a well-known figure on the Discovery show. His renowned vehicle, the "Gold Car," is a 1980 Ford Fox Body Mustang. In addition to his street racing endeavors, Varley is the proud owner of Varleys Auto, an auto repair shop. His passion for cars and mechanics was evident from an early age when, at just 14 years old, he successfully repaired his father's car's water pump. Originally from Yorkshire, Varley made the life-changing decision to move to the United States when he was 16 years old.

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Upon his arrival in the US, Varley began working at McDonald's and diligently saved his earnings to purchase his first car. It was with this vehicle, the iconic 1980 Ford Fox Body Mustang, that he entered the world of racing.

Photo by The Gold Car


While already a prominent figure in the Oklahoma City racing scene, Varley's popularity soared even higher after his appearance on the show Street Outlaws in 2013. The exposure on the show further solidified his status as a respected and celebrated street racer.


However, Varley's journey took an unexpected turn when he revealed that he needed to undergo heart surgery. This revelation sent shockwaves through the racing community, leaving many concerned about his health and uncertain about his future in the sport. The news rallied his supporters, who united in their prayers and well wishes, hoping for a successful recovery.


In July 2022, Wayne Varley shared the encouraging news that he was on the "road to recovery" after his heart surgery. The update brought a collective sigh of relief to his fans, who had been eagerly awaiting positive news about his health. Varley's resilience and determination have undoubtedly played a significant role in his progress, as he continues to defy the odds and make strides toward a full recovery.

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As a legend in the Oklahoma City street racing scene, Wayne Varley's journey resonates deeply with those who admire him. His experience serves as a reminder that even the most skilled and revered individuals can face unexpected health challenges. However, it is Varley's unwavering spirit and determination that truly define him as a legend, both on and off the track.

Photo by The Gold Car


Varley's confirmation of being on the "road to recovery" inspires not only the racing community but also anyone facing their own health battles. His story reminds us that setbacks and obstacles do not define us; rather, it is how we overcome them that truly matters. Varley's determination to get back behind the wheel is a testament to his love for racing and his refusal to let adversity stand in his way.

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