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Don Garlits Museum

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TOMMAY, Sep 21, 2011.

    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 86

    from MOBILE,AL

    I was looking thru some old albums and ran across some pics I took when I stopped at the museum on the way back from Key West a few years back. Thought you guys might enjoy.

    Battery was low on the camera so some of the pics didn't turn out great.

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  2. aircap
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  3. speedfreek155
    Joined: Sep 10, 2011
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    Wanted to go there on the way to the airport after my friends wedding , and totally blew the exit ramp , next one was too far off so I couldn't go back .
  4. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,852


    Well worth a visit, plan on spending at least a half a day there.

  5. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    We've lived in Florida since 1982 and I drove by Garlits place a bunch of times and never thought to stop, then we went to Billetproof there and I was blown away. Don never threw anything away in his entire life and even has brand new flatheads and hemis in crates, as well as some very rare parts and every drag car I grew up seeing in magazines.

    Words can't explain how cool this place is.:)

  6. skoh73
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,553


    I went when my girlfriend and I were visiting her folks this spring. WAY COOL!!!
  7. That is an incredible collection!! Simply awesome!

  8. Bone Head
    Joined: Mar 28, 2006
    Posts: 106

    Bone Head
    from Kansas

  9. hotrod_32
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
    Posts: 496


    Can't get enough of that place ! all the time updating and changing.
  10. Forddraggin
    Joined: Jul 15, 2011
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    I have always wanted to stop there and look around,all the times I been in Florida working but when I get headed north on 75 I never stop.
  11. BudJ63
    Joined: May 3, 2009
    Posts: 69

    from Florida

    I have lived in Fla since the early 70s and have seen the Museum grow from the time they laid the foundation. My favorite part of the museum, besides his personal items collection (he never threw anything away from his childhood) is the engine room! Definately need to make the trip to visit this place. A day would just about get you started at checking everything out.
  12. darkk
    Joined: Sep 2, 2010
    Posts: 456


    I lived in Ocala Fla. about 15 yrsago. We went to the museum afew times, really cool stuff. Great for nostalgic racing buffs. I met and BS'd with Don a few times at a local car show up the street from my house. He always showed up in a 40 Ford coupe with an old Hemi in it. Talk about a tight fit! Don is a great guy, friendly and more than willing to talk cars til you ears hurt...I enjoyed his museum and his hospitality when we were there.
  13. Mayor of G-Vegas
    Joined: Nov 10, 2010
    Posts: 507

    Mayor of G-Vegas

    Don Garlits is the real deal. That man lives and breathes drag racing and hot rodding. And a really cool guy talked to him on several occasions at shows. Other than being a lil hard of hearing he is a pretty cool guy to shoot the bull with. - Mayor

    a pic took last weekend @ Z-Max dragway in Concord NC

  14. You're right about that man saving everything. And I'm glad he did.:eek:

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