DON GARLITS SACRAMENTO RACEWAY 1985

Photographic Prints

Small (12.0" x 7.2")

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$8.25
SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA, United States

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Sizing Information

Small 12.0" x 7.2"
Medium 18.0" x 10.8"
Large 24.0" x 14.4"
X large 30.0" x 18.0"

Features

  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth

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Artist's Description

I TOOK THIS SHOT OF DON GARLITS AT SACRAMENTO RACEWAY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WAY BACK IN 1985. BIG DADDY, AS HE WAS AND IS STILL KNOWN AS, NAMED HIS CARS “SWAMP RAT”, WITH THE NUMBERS 1-30 SOMETHING. I THINK THIS WAS SWAMP RAT 27, I’M NOT TOTALLY SURE. I CHECKED HIS LIST OF CARS ON THE COMPUTER A WHILE BACK AND I DON’T REMEMBER EXACTLY IF THIS IS 27, BUT I KNOW IT’S CLOSE TO THAT ANYWAY. BIG DADDY EVEN TRIED CLOSING IN THE CANOPY COMPLETELY AND PUTTING COWLING OVER THE FRONT WHEELS TO REDUCE DRAG. APPARENTLY NEITHER IDEA WORKED AS PLANNED, BECAUSE DON CHANGED THE DESIGN AGAIN, BACK TO MORE CONVENTIONAL APPEARENCE, BEFORE HE RETIRED FROM DRIVING. I THINK THE 280MPH BLOW OVER HAD A LOT TO DO WITH GOING BACK TO WHAT WORKED. NOW DAYS, DRAGSTERS LIKE THIS EVEN HAVE WINGS OVER THE FRONT WHEELS TO KEEP THE NOSE DOWN ON THE GROUND, WHILE THE BIG WING IN THE BACK IS PUSHING DOWN ON THE BACK WHEELS WITH ABOUT 5,000 POUNDS OF FORCE AT TOP SPEED. YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE THE BEND OR FLEX IN THE FRAME RAILS WHEN THEY REACH ABOUT MID TRACK. IN THIS SHOT, DON IS ACTUALLY BACKING UP AFTER HIS BURN OUT TO WARM THE TIRES. DON GARLITS IS AN INSPIRATION TO MANY YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE GONE ON TO BECOME TOP FUEL AND FUNNY CAR DRIVERS THEMSELVES. DON GARLITS IS NOW RETIRED FROM RACING BUT IS STILL ACTIVE IN THE PROMOTION OF MOTOR SPORTS. HIS MUSUEM WITH ALL OF HIS DRAGSTERS IN IT, IS LOCATED IN FLORIDA, ALONG WITH MANY OTHER CARS THAT DON DEAMED NECESSARY TO HIS MUSUEM COLLECTION AND IMPORTANT TO THE DEVELOPEMENT OF THE MOTOR SPORT. I USED MY CANON EOS 620 AND MY 35-105MM LENS TO GET THIS SHOT. I WAS USING 64ASA BLACK & WHITE KODAK FILM TO GET THIS SHOT AND OTHERS THAT NIGHT.

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