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.
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.
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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Big Daddy Don Garlits Blowover
Big Daddy Don Garlits has this nasty blowover at the 1986 NHRA
Summernationals at Englishtown to be the first driver ever to do so. He
stunned the crowd and everyone else when his Top Fuel Dragster lifted
toward the sky and fliped over backwards then headed toward the start line.
Don Garlits and the '32 Fords
Gearhead Nation TV with Don Garlits in Ocala, FL. He talks about the '32
Ford and its popularity as a hot rod and classic car.
Santa Pod - Easter 1976 (part 1 of 2)
This is a recording from the ITV which shows highlights from the Easter
'Spring Nationals' meet in 1976 - Santa pod's 10th anniversary - watch by
over 50,000 people!!, Where the first 5 Second run was achieved.
Also, Don 'Big Daddy' Garlits was racing here. For the first time in
Europe there was an eight car top Fuel entry. Garlits had mechanical
problems and qualified no.5 with a 6.89/215mph. No.1 qualifier was Peter
Crane in the 'Stormbringer' with a 6.21/215mph pass. Garlits and Crane met
in the first round of eliminations... the rest is history
The quality isn't great but nor was it then back in '76.
Anyway, it's quite long but worth the watch in my option. Hope you enjoy
Don Garlits "Swamp Rat".
The sweet sound of one of Don Garlits "Swamp Rat" dragster being fired up.
This was at the "Orange County Cruise Assoc.'s Great Labor Day Cruise"
kick-off party, 2009.
"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"
Don Garlits at Santa Pod Part Two
Part two of the ITV report of the Easter 1976 Drag Racing meeting when Don
Garlits paid a visit. I know this is posted elsewhere, but there is
something wrong with the aspect ratio.