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Show Notes for Episode 5 – Don Garlits’ ’27 T Roadster

Don Garlits 1927 T roadster
Don Garlits 1927 T roadster back then
Don Garlits 1927 T roadster
Don Garlits 1927 T roadster in the museum now
Don Garlits 1927 T roadster
Don Garlits 1927 T roadster after removal of body, addition of another Model T frame half and Don moved behind rear axle
"King" Hogan's V-12 powered T roadster
“King” Hogan’s V-12 powered T roadster back then

Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing — a must visit!

“Auto” Biography, Don Garlits and His Cars — a must read!

Our in-depth story about Don Garlits ’27 T Roadster at

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  1. Keep ’em coming!

    I’ll never forget the time I missed a chance to meet Big Daddy at the Keystone Nationals. He was winding through the crowd in a golf cart and I was within distance, and he going slow enough, to reach out for a hello and maybe a handshake. But in that brief moment I was star struck and merely watched as he disappeared into the sea of people. Anyway, this episode was a real treat!

    1. You’d be surprised, Bill, how often that happens when meeting a hot rod hero. I was just talking to a very accomplished builder this week who shared his story of how he was too intimidated to strike up a conversation with one of his boyhood car building idols. Your ongoing support is much appreciated, John

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