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I sure hope that he sets the record !!
 

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Discussion Starter #5 (Edited)
Yes, they did.
But someone there has had it in for Garlits for years.
Hell, wasn't he not even mentioned in the NHRA First 50 Years book.
Or something like that.
Maybe it was when he had those PRO races way back....that he upset someone.

I think it's great, 87 years old and still trying to set new milestones.

Edit/added Yup, 50 years book https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2001-jun-15-sp-10794-story.html
 

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Someone gave me an update earlier - so far he's managed 189 mph.
 

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That's an improvement, I think his best was 185 or 186 before today.
I think that article (or another one) said the electric motor is out of a Swedish sawmill.
 

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Normally I'd lead with "electric is gay", but Garlits has got to be running out of shit to keep himself amused. Hope they get it.
 

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I know!
Though Karamesines is pretty amazing too. Last age I heard mentioned for The Greek on NHRA TV show was 88.
Ironically considering what Garlits is trying to accomplish today, many credit Karamesines with the first 200 mph run.
 

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Is there anyone on the planet more badass than Don Garlits? I mean 87.....fuck!!!
Forget 189 MPH at 87. I'm more amazed that he passed the NHRA medical requirements for the required license to go that fast!

 

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Been a big fan of Don for decades....... fierce competitor, man of character overall badass!!





My thoughts in general on electric drag vehicles.

Electric Dragsters are to Top Fuel Dragsters what the WNBA is to the NBA.

I don't care how fast they get to be, nobody is going to pay to watch a silent dragster.
 
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