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Swamp Rat 13 and the Rear Engine Dragster

Big Daddy Don Garlits talks about the Drag Racing Hall of Fame and Museum and tells us how he came up with the idea for the rear engine dragster.


 


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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.





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 subscribe, comment and share this with your friends.





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.





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.





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





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





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 it Please comment





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"





Americas Car Collection - "Ivo Series" Showboat-How It Works
TV Tommy Ivo tells us how the 4 engine Showboat dragster works. Tommy does a great job walking around the car explaining the workings of this historic dragster.





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.





Don Garlits wins the 1967 US Nationals
Don Garlits wins the Top Fuel prize at the 1967 US Nationals as covered by ABC's Wide-World-of-Sports.





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.





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