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Tuesdays 7-8PM (EST.) on WTAN-AM 1340 - FM 106.1 Clearwater/St. Petersburg, WDCF-AM 1350 Dade City, WZHR-AM 1400 - FM 104.3 Zephyrhills, Florida. Join us for some Classic Rock and some captivating conversations with our interesting and legendary guests about cars, boats and motorcycles. Topics cover collector car shows, concours, auctions, vintage and professional motorsports racing events as well as swap meets. Some of our guests have been Carroll Shelby, Jay Leno, Ted Nugent, Gregg Rolie, Mark Farner, Nick Mason, Dave Jenkins, Hulk Hogan, Larry The Cable Guy, Richard Rawlings, Adam Carolla, Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara, Roger Penske, Mario Andretti, Stirling Moss, Bobby Rahal, Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, Peter Brock, Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, Danny "The Count" Koker, Barry Meguiar, Bob Varsha and Wayne Carini to name a few. Want to win a prize on Nostalgic Radio and Cars? Listen and be the 4th caller on select shows to WIN! CALL 1-866-826-1340 during the show. To listen to ALL of our Past Shows Click on "Podcast Archive" at the top of this page. LISTEN TO A SHOW NOW!

Download October 26, 2011 10-26-2011 (27.34 MB)

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October 26, 2011

  • October 26, 2011
  • Your show host Robert and special guest Don Garlits. I had the opportunity to interview "Big Daddy"Don Garlits at his annual "Rats and Rods" event. Don is the drag racer of drag racers. He began racing hot rods with flathead Fords in the late 40's and early 50's.  He then built a flathead dragster and started winning races. In the late 50's he switched to Chrysler 392 Hemi power plants. In 1958 he and some friends built the Golden Triangle Drag Strip ("Twin City") west of Tampa, Florida. In the 60's Don's career took off, he drove some Super Stock cars and then set numerous records with his front engined 426 Hemi slingshots. In 1971 he pioneered the rear engined dragster which revolutionized the sport. He was always improving performance, speed and saftey. Today, Top Fuel dragsters with over 8000 hp can run over 330 mph in the 1/4 mile. Don has built over 42 dragsters and won 17 world championship titles. He has been voted the  #1 Drag Racer for the last 50 years.  In the 70's he also started the Museum of Drag Racing dedicated to the presevation and history of drag racing. Also at this location in Ocala, Florida he hosts many car functions thoughout the year. 

    Also on the show was Alan  Galbraith from Billetproof / Nostalgic Drags, at the Lakeland Motorsports Park. Also interviews with EZ Rat and his Rat Rod and with Tommy and Jan with their vintage '58 Covette Drag car. Great Weekend!