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Big Daddy's New Old Dragster

Don Garlits restores an old Swamp Rat with a brand-new 392 Hemi Crate Engine and shows the new motor how to do an old-fashioned burnout.


 


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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 subscribe, comment and share this with your friends.





World's Biggest Street Engine, 1001 cui
World's Biggest Street Engine, 1001 cui. 16,5 ltr. Build and Dyno tested by Peter Thau, Cartek, Denmark New video http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oB70LrCXruM





SW37 HTS 1500kW First Launch.MOV
Don Garlits first Launch after burnout. High Tech Systems LLC racing battery not turned up all the way. Let off at 300ft mark coasted through. Battery current set to a max 800amps per controller total of 2400amps. The controllers can be turned up to a maximum of 2000amps each latter. Motor voltage set 340volts for each pair or 170volt per motor. The dragster was set to 1/2 power max for these runs. 60ft was 1.138 330ft was 3.222 1/8thmile was 5.485 95.60MPH 1000ft 8.165 ET 11.328 61.86MPH





Don Garlits etc on Mopar HEMI
Ronnie Sox, Dick Landy and more...





03 Garlits wins in debut of rear-engine dragster (1971).mov





Garlits!
Steve Evans takes you on a trip through Don Garlits' illustrious career.





48-Year Itch!
When the stars line up in front of me, I just have to record it. I have no choice. And this was one of those moments. I don't know if this will ever happen again. I certainly hope it will--and in front of the grandstands at some selected NHRA events. For you see, you just don't see this happening at all-- when you look back at how unlikely it is that the car and the driver would still be around in 2012! Take the driver, Don Prudhomme. How many times did he make full passes in a top fuel dragster or funny car? And for how many years? In short, it's a miracle that he is in one piece, after all that--and he is! Thank goodness! Then the car: The Greer, Black, and Prudhomme dragster, built by Kent Fuller and raced from 1962 through 1964, with the original partners, it ran up an incredible record at southern California tracks of 81 wins and only 8 loses! (According to Phil Burgess) Then lengthened--bought and raced as the "Bonanza" for a while, eventually stripped of it's motor and left sitting for years. Restored by Steve Davis, bought by Bruce Meyer--How likely is it that it would be allowed to join up with "Snake" for this moment? Pretty unlikely--except that it's owner Bruce Meyer, is a good friend of Don's, and after hearing about Rick MacDonald, they gave him the nod to bring the car to the track, and push start it to life. Now the driver could have been someone else....but it wasn't. That's what makes this fire up so significant. And like I said: All we can do is hope that this mind blowing moment will happen again at a track near you. And if you hear they are coming, better "Make the Scene". For the chance may not come again. Like an old legendary cowboy on a white horse in your local parade. And all you need to do is what you did when you were a kid: Sit on the curb and watch him go by. Perfect. :)





Funny Car runs over crew!
This video is of Funny Car owner Dale Harsins of Boise Idaho being ran over by his car at Woodburn Dragstrip at the 1st annual night of fire races in Woodburn Oregon on july 30th 2011. If you watch the video frame by frame you will see the cars laft rear tire run over the crew member and the owner of the car is hit and dragged along till the driver gets car stopped.





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.





Don Garlits Warms Up Swamp Rat 12- A
Big Daddy Don Garlits fires up Swamp Rat 12-A , I could see the nitro flames at high noon . Sure sounds crisp on 92% fuel !





Vintage nitro dragster warm up.
2007 CHRR Cacklefest vintage nitro dragster warming up.





Injected Alcohol Milodon Hemi Fire Up
We almost always save fire ups for the track but in this case we needed make sure everything was in check before we hit the track since we never ran this combination before. Installed in Matsuda Racing's nostalgia front engine dragster. 484 Milodon Hemi. Weiand tunnel ram, Enderle bird catcher, Enderle 80A fuel pump. Vertex mag.





Big Daddy Don Garlits On... His Favorite Car
Words of wisdom from the greatest drag racer of all times.





Don Garlits in Swamp Rat XII, Shirley Muldowney interview.
Don Garlits suiting up for a Cackle exhibition of new Nitro Hemi in Swamp Rat XII at Cordova, IL on June 21, 2008. Shirley Muldowney being interviewed in background. Video shot by Billy Moon.





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.





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