What Do You Know About Don Garlits?

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What Do You Know About Don Garlits? - Quiz

A mention of racing and your mind goes to the asphalt or need for speed, or perhaps Hamilton. That point made, you ever heard of ‘Big Daddy’? The pioneer drag racing man. If you take this quiz, you will learn.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following (in terms of speed) did he officially surpass?
    • A. 

      270 mph

    • B. 

      280 mph

    • C. 

      290 mph

    • D. 

      300 mph

  • 2. 
    Which speed did he set on May 2014 using an EV dragster?
    • A. 

      156 mph

    • B. 

      245 mph

    • C. 

      184 mph

    • D. 

      223 mph

  • 3. 
    When was Garlits' first drag race car built?
    • A. 

      1954

    • B. 

      1953

    • C. 

      1952

    • D. 

      1951

  • 4. 
    Where do you think he's born?
    • A. 

      Tampa, Florida

    • B. 

      Brooklyn, New York

    • C. 

      Atlanta, Georgia

    • D. 

      Miami, Florida

  • 5. 
    In which year was Donald born?
    • A. 

      1940

    • B. 

      1944

    • C. 

      1932

    • D. 

      1935

  • 6. 
    Do you know the names of his children?
    • A. 

      Allan and Rose

    • B. 

      Parker and Joy

    • C. 

      Donna and Lyn

    • D. 

      Alvin and Grace

  • 7. 
    Do you know where Garlits built his first drag race car?
    • A. 

      West Tampa

    • B. 

      South Tampa

    • C. 

      North Tampa

    • D. 

      East Tampa

  • 8. 
    Which 1927 ford did he modify with an arc welder and a cutting torch?
    • A. 

      Mustang

    • B. 

      Four-wheel drive

    • C. 

      T-Model Roadster

    • D. 

      Utility vehicle

  • 9. 
    What was his nickname after the Floridian?
    • A. 

      Bid Daddy

    • B. 

      Daddy Yo

    • C. 

      Swamp Rat

    • D. 

      Mustang

  • 10. 
    When did he experience a blowover at an AHRA event in Washington State?
    • A. 

      1988

    • B. 

      1989

    • C. 

      1986

    • D. 

      1987

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