Well, this one might not be for everyone but, when you are exploring, it's fun to see sights that are out of your interest zone. This one could definitely qualify for some of you.
This is the Don Garlits Dragster Museum outside of Ocala, Florida, where he is from.
There is also another building with just the cars that he's restored over the years when he stopped racing....dozens.
|The first Funny Car|
|LOVE the blue|
|For the red car above...|
He called his dragsters the Swamp Rat, with many "editions". He's had 38 of them !. Here's a link to all of them....
|Notice the engine part continuing down the strip while the back, engine part, is looking straight down at the road! That's Don in there.|
Here's the video of the dragster coming apart:
While in the hospital, Don came up with an idea to put the engine BEHIND the driver. This was revolutionary. Here's the result:
|...but who's the geez in the front???|
This was a very nice stop. We spent only one night in Ocala but it was worth it.
...on to our next top !...