From antique cars to muscle cars. Our dragracing building has a collection of world-famous, history making dragsters, funny cars, motorcycles, and many other exciting racing vehicles from the early days of dragracing to current day. A Cruise Around the Museum. Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing Inc., Ocala, Florida. Do you need a grocery stop? Some 90 racing cars can be seen in the Drag Race building and an additional 50 vehicles are in the Antique Car building.
A pioneer in the field of drag racing, he perfected the rear-engine Top Fuel dragster, an innovation motivated by the loss of part of his foot in a dragster accident.
The experience got Big Daddy thinking about the future, a place Garlits dwells most of the time.The International Drag Racing Hall of Fame honors drag racing’s pioneers and heroes.
Upcoming Events. Donald Glenn Garlits (born January 14, 1932, Tampa, Florida) is an American race car driver and automotive engineer.Considered the father of drag racing, he is known as "Big Daddy" to drag racing fans around the world.
The Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing and International Drag Racing Hall of Fame is open every day from 9am-5pm.Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas. Between all the dragsters he created, raced and accumulated over the years.. is just impressive.
Opened in 1976, it chronicles the history of the sport of drag racing. This is the place for any die hard race fan... even if top fuel racing isn’t the kind of racing you typically follow. Hotels near Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing: (0.14 mi) Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview (0.40 mi) Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview (0.32 mi) Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ocala (0.94 mi) Ocala Sun RV Resort (9.13 mi) Hampton Inn and Suites Ocala; View all hotels near Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing on Tripadvisor
For me, the Classic cars are wonderful.
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Mr. Garlitt is quite a man. Back in 2011, Las Vegas-based contractor and car nut Mike Gerry rolled out two mini-dragsters that ran on DieHard batteries so Garlits could race long-time rival Darrell Gwynn, who suffered a racing injury that left him paralyzed from the neck down. The museums named after Don “Big Daddy” Garlits is synonymous with Drag Racing back to the 1950s. The Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing and International Drag Racing Hall of Fame is open daily from 9am-5pm, closed only for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We have just fewer than 300 cars between 2 buildings. Things to do near Don Garlits Museum of Drag RacingSorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Enjoy the Ride. We will meet your group at the desired pickup location and start your day. The two raced at the NHRA Gatornationals, buzzing down the track at up to 30 mph. Want to Spend the day at the beach, but not to be left there for hours and hours?
Now, it is your chance to join hundreds of other racers and fans who appear on the “Walk of Fame” – a quarter mile of brick-lined sidewalk which will connect the Hall of Fame Monument with the Museum of Drag Racing. We have just fewer than 300 cars between 2 buildings.
We spent definitely more than an hour walking around the exhibits. This two museums brings you back to the “Good Old Days of Racing” and houses almost 300 cars between both buildings. Do not miss this unique stop in central Florida right off I-75Impressive display of dragsters.
Located just off I-75 a few miles south of Ocala, the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing is a perfect side trip for the amusement-park-weary in Orlando, snowbirds coming to and from up north, and folks like us who found ourselves bound for Tallahassee on the 2018 MINI Takes the … This is a massive museum and a lot of love and care has been put into it. We look forward to having you join the hundreds of other racers and fans on the Walk of Fame! 13700 SW 16th Ave, Ocala, FL 34473.