The Wes Buck Show #1 – "Big Daddy" Don Garlits

Wes Buck talks shop and tells stories with drag racing icon “Big Daddy” Don Garlits.

The cars are the stars [6:00]
When Don Garlits became “Big Daddy” [18:28]
The expense of modern drag racing [26:15]
Engine maintenance [37:49]
Racing against Shirley Muldowney and Tommy Ivo [39:32]
Match race madness [41:19]
The first-ever burnout [50:00]
Wally Parks and the 1972 NHRA U.S. Nationals [53:34]
Czar of Top Fuel [55:20]
No rules nitro [57:43]
Aliens, UFOs and space travel [1:05:00]
We did it for love [1:33:00]
Lion’s explosion, slingshots and why a rear-engine dragster “would never work” [1:40:00]
323MPH [1:45:00]
Electric drag racing [1:54:03]


  1. There could only be 1 fitting guest for the inaugural show. Well done, WB. You respect all of drag racing, not just the flavor of the day. 👍🏼

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