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Author Garlits, Don.

Title Tales from the Drag Strip : Memorable Stories from the Greatest Drag Racer of All Time.

Publication Info. New York : Sports Publishing, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (215 pages).
Series Tales from the Team
Tales from the Team.
Note Print version record.
Contents Front Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; In the Beginning; Bubba's Girl; Flatheads Forever?; Beat the Clock; Coupe de Gras; A Chevy from the Levy; Eastern Upstart; And If They Didn't ... ; The First "Big" Win; The Challenges of Travel; Long Pulls; Jutice for All; But Was It Worth It?; In the End, It Was; Cook-ed His Own Goose; 166.97; Hero Worship; Another Cook and Garlits Adventure; Shades of Chester, South Carolina; Art Malone's Timely Visit; December 1959; A Little Help from His Friends; Christmas Bonus; Bad Run of Luck?; Big Daddy Burns Again; Swingle Pinch Hits.
Racing as a Business?Super Stock Dodge; "Collecting" the Cash; Pass the Nitro; Chrysler Comes A-Callin'; Hemi Style; A Legend Helps a Legend-to-Be; Two "Kings" Are Bunkmates in Vietnam; Tricks of the Trade; The Wheels of Progress; Fire Burnouts; The Best at the Burn; The Fire's Out; Garlits vs. Carbone ... In Every Round!; "The Great Burndown" Revisited; Deadly Competition; "Impressing" King Hogan; "Love at First Sight"; Return to the Strip; Beating the King; Big Daddy vs. the NHRA; Snapshot; Clubbed; Big Daddy vs. the NHRA II; A Short Truce; The Wing Is the Thing; Pit Politics; Not My Line.
Across the PondLights Out; Bad Timing; PRA; Mending the Fences; Rubber War; Publicity Stunt; Shirley; Then There Was the Time at Martin, Michigan; More Fun with Muldowney; Garlits and Gwynn; The Computer; When Ingenuity and Luck Shake Hands; Lions, 1970; More from the Hospital; Indy, 1984; Not the End of the Road; Turned on Its Head; Home Away from Home; Pomona, Here We Come; Lost Treasure; The Race to End All Races; Fun and Games with the Snake I; Fun and Games with the Snake II; The Blowover; Indy, 1967; Four Seconds at Over 300; Swamp Rat XXXIV; Don Cook: Ironman; You Want to See Tough?
Big Daddy Was Tough, TooAutofest 2000; Epilogue.
Summary Since the moment that young men began modifying and personalizing their automobiles back in the 1940s and '50s,?Big Daddy" Don Garlits was squarely in the thick of this intoxicating pursuit. Tales from the Drag Strip with?Big Daddy" Don Garlits is a first-person account of the many memorable experiences this drag racing icon has lived through in his half-century of nitromethane-fueled exploits. The many races, racers, race fans, and race tracks that have touched his colorful career are recounted as only Big Daddy can, painting a vivid picture of his life at speed and the triumphs.
Subject Garlits, Don.
Garlits, Don. (OCoLC)fst00004708
Drag racing -- Anecdotes.
Drag racing -- United States.
Drag racers -- United States.
GAMES -- Gambling -- Sports.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Business Aspects.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Sports.
Drag racers. (OCoLC)fst00897360
Drag racing. (OCoLC)fst00897361
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
Other Form: Print version: Garlits, Don. Tales from the Drag Strip : Memorable Stories from the Greatest Drag Racer of All Time. New York : Sports Publishing, ©2013 9781613213490
ISBN 9781613217559 (electronic bk.)
1613217552 (electronic bk.)
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