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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by frank spittle, Jan 13, 2012.
Wow,i share birthday with Big Daddy!
Happy birthday to you too
I first saw him run at Riverside in '60, he cleaned clock that day on us California guys, and continued to do it...think of it, flatheads, Bonneville, street rods, the Museum, the tour to England, the tour to Vietnam (lots of guys forgot that, but we vets never did!), the records, the innovation, the championships, the injuries he survived, there is no end to the list of his accomplishments...a well-deserved HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Hands down, my all time Drag Racing racer and innovator hero...A true American hero!!!
We all owe a "tip of the hat" to this guy!!! AMAZING!!!
PS...a few(a bunch) years back, I had a chance to talk to Don's mom at the museum.......what a trip!!!..........ud
As I posted earlier http://www.hotrodhotline.com/pr/2011/tc_lemons/
I remember seeing him at Bakerfields when he ran his first rear engine rail, sent him a picture of it and he said that it was real HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Happy birthday mr garlits,
Happy Birthday "Big" and many more.
Happy Birthday and many more
happy birthday, big daddy. he was at the old walterboro dragstrip in the late 50's. this photo was shot at the shell sta. in walterboro where he stopped in for some maintenence.
Happy 80th Don,I wish TC was there to cut the cake.
Happy Birthday "Big Daddy" ! A true innovator and icon in the motor-sports world.
Happy belated Birthday wishes to "Big Daddy" Don Garlits... I thank him for giving me the most intriguing interview of my career... Any man with enough courage to openly talk about such taboo subjects as UFOs, extraterrestrial life, and most controversial of all, one's belief in the viability of the monostrut wing is a hero in my book... He is a pioneer who the drag racing history books will put at the forefront of innovation and endurance... Happy Birthday "Big"!!...
Yours truly with my hero "Big Daddy" Don Garlits at E'Town Raceway Park...
I pay tribute to "Big" in my blog...
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