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Living Legend: Don "Big Daddy" Garlits, The Man Behind The Legend

The story of the man, the myth, the legend known as Don “Big Daddy” Garlits is a story every drag racer should know. He’s exceeded every drag racers' dreams throughout his incredible career through championship wins, racing innovations and contributions to conserving drag racing history.   Before his more famous monikers of Big Daddy and the Godfather of Drag Racing his given name was Donald (Don) Glenn Garlits and he was born January 14,1932 in Tampa Florida.... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Monday, May 10, 2021

Living Legend: Shirley Muldowney’s Path to Drag Racing Success

You don’t get the title of “The First Lady of Drag Racing” by idling, you have to have your foot ready to take off to become a legend like Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney. Shirley had to be tougher than the guys that dominated the sport and louder than the roaring engines she drove to become the trailblazer we all know her as today. Born during a time where drag racing was a man’s sport, Shirley received push back on the streets and from the NHRA in her quest... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Monday, March 1, 2021