Innovator. Fabricator. Legend.

“Big Daddy” Don Garlits has seen and done just about everything there is to do in drag racing. He’s created and driven some of the most legendary dragsters in history. He’s won the biggest races and set some of the most consequential records. Perhaps most importantly, he’s changed the sport forever with his design and mechanical genius.

We spoke with Mr. Garlits at length about his start in racing, his best innovations, biggest regrets, most memorable races, and more. Listen the episode above and the subscribe to the OnAllCylinders podcast on your favorite podcast platform:

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.