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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Tommy Ivo 4 Motor Wagon Master INDY GG's Hot Rod Nationals 1996
Tommy's last time down the strip in the Wagon Master.1996 Indy GoodGuys Hot Rod Nationals. Filmed by Frank Kunkel. nostalgiadragvideos. 2.5 hrs. available on DVD.(off VHS)





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.





Don Garlits Feature
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Don Prudhomme says "I Quit" vs. Jim Nicoll in 1970
One of the most dramatic moments of the U.S. Nationals came in 1970 when Jim Nicoll's clutch gave out causing his car to split in half and spin out of control in front of Don Prudhomme who was racing in the opposite lane. Here's the moment that Don got out of the car and wanted to quit drag racing forever. We will look back at this memorable moment and more at this year's 60th Anniversary of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. For ticket information click here: http://bit.ly/Indy14Tix




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