Modern Muscle into Vintage DiggerS


Something good is bound to happen when Big Daddy Don Garlits gets his hands on a modern Mopar 392 Hemi. Seems Big Daddy bolted up a blower to the top of the mill and dropped it in the framerails of a front engine chassis. Boy howdy! We have what looks to be Swamp Rat Number 35. Swamp Rat Number 1 sits in the Big Daddy Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing in honor of huffing nitro through eight modified Stromberg carburetors and taking the World's Fastest Dragster title in 1957 and 1958. Swamp Rats 1-B through 34 are also duly enshrined. And yes, they all had Hemis.


[Thanks to Jack Pine for the tip]

Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing [garlits.com]

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