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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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Billetproof at Don Garlits 3-17-12.wmv
3-17-12 Billetproof car show held at Don Garlits Museum in Ocala Florida.





"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"





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





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.





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.





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 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 !





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.





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





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 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 SR-37 NOSE CAMERA
this is the only run I put the small bullet camera on the nose...glad I got this run! this was the fastest run by an electric dragster ever! dennis berube held this record with his dragster for many years!





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.





Hepolite Glacier Racing Promo
Recorded between 1979 and 1980, released 1981 Starring Russ Carpenter





WHEELS OF FIRE
Wheels of Fire is a 1970s drag racing movie that has a mix of fact, fiction and excellent camera work that entertains its audience with big names of the sport like "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, Don Prudhomme, Billy Meyer and Richard Tharp. The DVD is now available at DragStalgia.com





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