Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

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Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing
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Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing is located in Florida
Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing
Location within Florida
Location 13700 SW 16th Ave
Ocala, Florida
Coordinates 29°01′19″N 82°09′10″W / 29.021841°N 82.15287°W / 29.021841; -82.15287
Type Automobile museum[1]
Website Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

The Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing is located at 13700 SW 16th Ave, Ocala, Florida, just off Interstate 75. Opened in 1984,[2] it chronicles the history of the sport of drag racing. Some 90 racing cars can be seen in the Drag Race building, while a further 50 vehicles are in the Antique Car building. Many of the Garlits "Swamp Rat" cars are here, but he also turns out to be a pack rat with an accumulation of cars and memorabilia from other top names in the sport. The iconic cars of Dean Moon, the Mooneyes gas dragster [3] and the Moonbeam sports car [4] are on display.
The museum is home to the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame. Inductees include Art Arfons, Sydney Allard, Zora Arkus-Duntov, Ray Godman, Raymond Beadle, Shirley Muldowney, Kenny Bernstein, and Don Schumacher, Connie Glen Swingle.

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  1. ^ MuseumsUSA. "Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing", MuseumsUSA website, 2009. Accessed February 14, 2009.
  2. ^ See: http://www.nhra.net/50th/top50/D_Garlits01.html
  3. ^ Hot Rod Magazine, September 1961. The Mooneyes has a Dragmaster chassis.
  4. ^ Road & Track, November 1964, Pages 52-56.

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