HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO "BIG DADDY" DON GARLITS...

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Today I'd like to express belated Happy Birthday wishes to "Big Daddy" Don Garlits. He turned 86 years old this past Sunday. Garlits is a pioneer of drag racing with a list of wins, records and accomplishments that would be as lengthy as a full quartermile if they were ever all written out. I still cherish the interview he granted me at E'Town several years back (as pictured below), where he spoke in depth to me about everything from his advocating for the "monostrut" rear wing, to his UFO sightings and firm belief in extraterrestrial life visiting earth. From front engined dragsters, to rear engine dragsters, to electric powered dragsters, Don Garlits is a racer's racer. Happy Birthday!!...