LEGENDS: THE SERIES - DON GARLITS - I DID IT THE RIGHT WAY

Most every drag racing fan will proclaim "Big Daddy" Don Garlits as the greatest drag racer who ever strapped himself into a dragster. But mention it to Garlits, and he will say he never liked being branded this. Instead, he offers, "I'm just me." Garlits, the man who advanced safety in the Top Fuel division further than anyone, learned how to drag race by growing up in a family affected by the great depression. He carried the banner in a male-dominated sport and when a talented female driver made her way into the ranks, did his best to win one for the boys all the time. In this Legends: The Series, Garlits discusses his upbringing, as well as the occupation he nearly had before being led into cars. He'll also discuss his proudest moments as well as a couple of racing fatalities that touched his heart deeply. Garlits also revealed his complicated relationship with Wally Parks and how the love of his family fueled his success.

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During the work on HEMI: A History of Chrysler's Iconic V-8 in Competition, I had a chance to spend a day with Don Garlits as he put together a cackle engine for the 2014 season. Providentially, this was going into the replica of Swamp Rat 8, the first Garlits dragster to use the 426 engine architecture. As you will see, the results could not have been better....





LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF "JUNGLE PAM" HARDY
Think about this. Pamela Hardy, more commonly as Jungle Pam, was in drag racing for only four short years, yet her name remains iconic nearly four decades later. That's major longevity for someone whose main claim to fame was backing up a race car while scantily clad. Jungle Pam ran the roads as the yin to Jungle Jim Liberman's yang. She was the salt to his pepper. We think you get the drift. As much as she's enjoyed life as an ordinary citizen of West Chester, Pa., for the last four decades or so, drag racing fans have clamored for drag racing's ultimate backup girl. The day she stepped in front of Liberman, scantily clad, she was sentenced to a life of anything but ordinary. In this premiere episode of Legends: The Series, Season Three, Jungle Pam discusses those days of barnstorming drag racing and life on the road. She touches on drag racing as she sees it, and the loss of Jungle Jim, a loss she still feels pain for all these years later.





LEGENDS THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF DON "THE SNAKE" PRUDHOMME
Don Prudhomme is probably one of the most revered snakes in the world. A life story which has been told time and time again, this episode of Legends: The Series takes an inside look into the mindset of drag racer who described winning as everything. Prudhomme talks about the joy of traveling the country match racing with his friend Tom McEwen as well as the pressure and subsequent fatigue of maintaining the high level of competition. In episode #8 of Season Two of Legends: The Series, you'll see Prudhomme open up about his storied career.





13 INSANE DRAG RACING CRASHES!!!
13 Insane crashes from the Urban Hillbilly Videos Vault, filmed at various Drag Strips across the US. All drivers were uninjured. Check us out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Urban-Hillbilly-Action-Videos/10926451580866 4




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