Dodge D-300 Don Garlits Ramp Truck

$139.95

Stock Number  – 1801916

Year / Make / Model  – 1970 Dodge D-300 Ramp Truck

Exterior Color  –  “Swamp Rat” Don Garlits Theme

Interior Color  – Black

Manufacture  – Acme

Estimated Release Date  – 4th Qtr 2024

Production Number  – 400

Scale  –  1:18

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Note:  The Drag Car shown in the photos is not included.

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Donald Glenn “Don” Garlits (born January 14, 1932, Tampa, Florida) is an American drag racing driver and automotive engineer and is considered the father of drag racing. He is known as “Big Daddy” to drag racing fans around the world. Always a pioneer in the field of drag racing, he perfected the rear-engine “top fuel dragster design”, an innovation motivated by the loss of part of his foot in a dragster accident. This design was notably safer, since it put most of the fuel processing and rotating parts of the dragster behind the driver. The driver was placed in “clear air,” in front of nearly all the mechanical components, thus protecting the driver and allowing him to activate a variety of safety equipment in the event of catastrophic mechanical failure or a fire. Garlits was also an early promoter of the full-body, fire-resistant driver’s suit – complete with socks and gloves, often branded as Nomex.

Garlits was the first drag racer to officially surpass the 170, 180, 200, 240, 250, and 270 miles per hour marks in the quarter mile; he was also the first to top 200 in the 1/8 mile. He has been inducted into several Halls of Fame and has won many awards during his career.

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