Don Garlits vs Tommy Ivo Crash

Big Daddy Don Garlits and TV Tommy Ivo bump into each other at the 2007 NHRA Hot Rod Reunion.

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Garlits horrible accident Lions Drag Strip incredible 1970 wreck
Horrific drag racing accident involving "Big Daddy" Don Garlits at Lions Drag Strip (March 8, 1970) is graphically depicted in this segment from Part 3 of the historical documentary (DVD) "Lions - The Greatest Drag Strip". Incredible footage shows the legendary top fuel driver's "Swamp Rat 13" explode its transmission just off the starting line during the final round. As a result, Garlits lost part of his right foot, plus a spectator was also injured. While recuperating in nearby Pacific Hospital (Long Beach, Calif.) Garlits conceived of a machine which placed the driver ahead of the engine, and the rest was history.





Shirley Muldowney crashes
This video clip from the Diamond P Decade of Thrills 2 shows horrific crash photos from Shirley Muldowney's Montreal crash in 1984.





NHRA driver Scott Kalitta dies R.I.P
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Don Garlits Words of Wisdom
Don Garlits talks about what changed his life forever!




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