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Don Garlits Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

DON GARLITS
Born: January 14, 1932 in Tampa, Florida
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Don Garlits, born Donald Glenn Garlits in 1932, won over 144 national events and was a ten-time AHRA World Champion and five-time IHRA Champion. Over his career, he broke a number of speed records, including the first over 170 m.p.h. (1957) and first over 250 m.p.h. (1975), and he was the first to break 270 m.p.h. with his IHRA record-setting 271.08. Garlits, who had revolutionized the sport by designing and building the first successful rear-end dragster (1971), was also a pioneer in a number of other innovations, including the first use of bike wheels on the front of a dragster, the first use of a hypoid rear end, the first use of air spoilers and the first use of frontal ground effects. His drag racer was the first such vehicle to be enshrined in the Smithsonian Institution, and Garlits himself was later enshrined in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame (1997). Garlits also made a unsuccessful run for Florida's 5th Congressional District seat in 1994.   
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  • DON BIG DADDY GARLITS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 67901
    DON "BIG DADDY" GARLITS Signed color photo of drag racing legend Don "Big Daddy" Garlits smoking his tires, mounted in a 20¾x12¾ brown imitation leather and grey cloth Gallery of History-style portfolio Inscribed photograph signed "To Bobby/Don Garlits".

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • DON BIG DADDY GARLITS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 263580
    DON GARLITS Color publicity photograph of Don Garlits car for U.S. Navy recruitment. Photograph signed: "Don Garlits". Color, 8½x10. Publicity photograph for U.S. Navy recruitment. Printed biography and color photograph (unsigned) on verso.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • DON BIG DADDY GARLITS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 272651
    DON GARLITS Color publicity photograph of Don Garlits behind his drag racing car signed in silver ink. Photograph signed: "Don Garlits". Color, 8½x11. Printed biography and color photograph (unsigned) on verso.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • DON BIG DADDY GARLITS - BOOK SIGNED  - HFSID 223553
    DON GARLITS Signed soft bound book Close Calls by Don Garlits. Book signed: "Don Garlits". On flyleaf. Close Calls, 182p, 5¼x8, softbound, copyright 1984. Drag racing legend Don Garlits, who won over 144 national events, was a ten-time AHRA World Champion and five-time IHRA Champion.

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • DON BIG DADDY GARLITS - POST CARD SIGNED  - HFSID 222326
    DON GARLITS Post card signed by Don Garlits in blue ink. Post card signed: "Don Garlits", 5½x3¼ postcard. Drag racing legend Don Garlits, who won over 144 national events, was a ten-time AHRA World Champion and five-time IHRA Champion.

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • DON BIG DADDY GARLITS - QUESTIONNAIRE SIGNED  - HFSID 289670
    DON GARLITS The drag racing legend says the world needs more discipline and that he is noted for honesty. Questionnaire signed: "Don Garlits", 7x4 printed questionnaire. Drag racing legend Don

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • DON BIG DADDY GARLITS - QUESTIONNAIRE SIGNED  - HFSID 289671
    DON GARLITS The drag racing legend says his favorite movie is "Planet of The Apes I" and his favorite song is "I did it my way!" Questionnaire signed: "Don Garlits", 7x4 printed questionnaire.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

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