Auto World 4Gear R22 Don "Big Daddy" Garlits - 1971 Dodge Charger Funny Car HO Scale Slot Car. Auto World Srs342 Legends Of The Quarter Mile 4 Gear Don "Big Daddy" Garlits. Relics with years of neglect. Includes neodymium traction magnet. Collect all 6 colors, 6 bodies styles.
"Donald Glenn "Don" Garlits (born January 14, 1932, Tampa, Florida) is an American race car driver and automotive engineer. He is considered the father of drag racing. He is known as "Big Daddy" to drag racing fans around the world. Always a pioneer in the field of drag racing, he perfected the rear-engine Top Fuel dragster, and innovation motivated by the loss of part of his foot in a dragster accident. This design was notably safer since it put most of the fuel processing and rotating parts of the dragster behind the driver. The driver was placed in front of nearly all the mechanical components, thus protecting the driver and allowing him to activate a variety of safety equipment in the event of catastrophic mechanical failure or a fire. Garlits was an early promoter of the full-body, fire-resistant Nomex driving suit, complete with socks, gloves, and balaclava."
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