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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Deuces, Jan 14, 2023.
Happy Birthday Don.... Wishing you the best..
Indeed only the best
He turned a 91?
I remember when he was much faster than that.
Happy B-day, BIG DADDY !
You gotta see the museum.
Happy Birthday Don
My drag racing Hero! Happy birthday Big Daddy!! The museum is incredible, there are not words to describe it. I only got three hours there, we (us car guys), could easily spend three days there and not see it all.
Happy Birthday Big. Greatest of all time. Just visited his museum on a rainy day the week of the Turkey Rod, Spent the whole day, incredible history.
Happy Birthday Big Daddy!
Big Birthday to Big Daddy!
Happy Birthday! Thanks for all you have given to the sport and hobby. Bob
Happy Birthday “Big Daddy” always will be one of your biggest fans—-still going strong at 91 !!!
Saw Don race Ivo in June of 63, at Puyallup,Wa. Fast forward 10 years, watched him run his first 5 at Portland, a pair of 5.95's back to back. Great, hard earned career, Happy Birthday !
Wow, makes ya think, don't it?
Garlits is an awesome possum.
whos your Daddy....Don is
Happy Birthday to you Big Daddy! Still remember watching you dust off the "Greek" at York US 30 Dragway in the 60's.
Happy Birthday Don, one of my fondest memories is of going thru your museum with my Dad, he was not a car guy
but still talked about some of the things there years later.
Live long and prosper Big.
Wishing the very best to the Big Daddy of Drag Racing - a living legend - the sport of drag racing owes him a lot - looking forward to your 92nd
Were any of the color films shown in the museum from 1959 Riverside Raceway with his early 671 hemi version or 1960 Bakersfield with Art Malone driving? They would be the only color versions of that time period from 1959 to 1960.
If so, what section of the museum? If not, thanks....
1959 Riverside Raceway
91 and still playing with cars! Only hope I make it that long!
I shook his hand once.
The grip was, let's say, memorable.
In his book you get to understand why.
Here is a rarely seen picture of Keith Richards coddling Don Garlits many moons ago. Happy Birthday "Big"
Yes. There was footage shown from that Era, it's as you leave the main dragster display area and enter the engine room. Great stuff.
Were any of the films the ones I just posted? (with Art Malone at Bakersfield 1960 or of Garlits driving in 1959 at Riverside Raceway? Any photos of the area of the museum?
AND, any including his brother at Lions in 1960?
Happy Birthday Big Daddy
He is a lot of fun, the stories he tells.
Don and me with his big noise maker. The 32 is in the background.
Big At work.
Happy Birthday Don!
My wife and I visited the museum a about a month ago. I left my copy of the first Hot Rod magazine I ever bought in 1964, when I was 12 years old. Left it there to be autographed. Don was on the cover and a great article with details about his car. We had hoped to meet Don but no such luck. My bride did surprise me with Don's book "Tails from the Drag Strip" which I was reading today while on vacation. Great stories!
I believe This one was included in the footage I saw. I didn’t take a picture of that area since it’s a small theatre type setting. It’s next to a giant trophy case.
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