Steve Evans takes you on a trip through Don Garlits' illustrious career.
Don Garlits' Dragster Museum
"Big Daddy" Don Garlits' Dragster Museum in Ocala, Florida. This is only
some of the collection. All photos by John Douglas Parran. don't forget to
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Lisa Kubo and the Swamp Rat
Lisa Kubo, 2001 NIRA Titlist, shows off the Swamp Rat 12A and then fires it
up with the help of Big Daddy Don Garlits.
2011 Bakersfield March Meet - Top Fuel Round Two Eliminations Nostalgia Drag Racing
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March 26, 2011 Just six teams returned for final eliminations on the
second weekend of the Bakersfield March Meet. Rick White soloed to low
e.t. of the event with a 5.65 when opponent Mike McLennan did not return;
Jim Murphy dispatched Rick McGee with a 5.76 to McGee's 5.85; Brett Harris
drove the Nitro Thunder entry to a round win over Howard Haight and the Mr.
Boston team, 5.76 to 5.96; and Denver Schutz took an easy single to close
out the session during second round of nostalgia top fuel eliminations of
2011 Bakersfield March Meet. Nostalgia Drag Racing, Nitro Top Fuel
Dragster, Auto Club Famoso Raceway
Freight Train fires up at 2008 CHRR
Legendary twin engined gas dragster the Freight Train fires up in the pits.
While it doesn't have the cackle of the nitro cars, the "whomp" of 16
cylinders of small block chevy and the cloud of blackie carbon is pretty
awesome...not to mention the engineering feat of linking and synching two
V8s is a neat deal. One of the few gas dragsters that made top fuelers
nervous when running for Top Eliminator.
"Big Daddy" Don Garlits breaks 270 mph barrier; 1986 Gatornationals
Don Garlits' record breaking run of 272 mph to earn him the distinction of
being the 1st to break 270 mph in NHRA Drag Racing, while defeating former
NFL Quarterback Dan Pastorini in the semis of Top Fuel at the 1986
Gatornationals, and without a doubt, this was THE race of the day.
Kids, this is why they will forever call him "BIG DADDY"