man shaped the destiny of his chosen sport more than ''Big
Daddy'' both in technical innovation and sheer professionalism.
'Champion Garlits' mixes archive footage of the many milestones of Don's
career with an extensive interview with the man himself, in his Museum
of Drag Racing.
The triumphs, the disasters, the highs and lows of this
champion of the drag strip are all recalled. Don was the first man to
run a 250 mph terminal speed standing quarter, and on another occasion
he tripped the lights near to this terminal speed backwards!
many other highlights of a remarkable career are included in this
More than five decades after his first
major victory, Garlits remains committed to his sport.
In late 2007 he
delighted more than 50,000 fans at the Nitro Nationals in Bakersfield,
California, as he returned to the strip with two of his famous Swamp Rat
racers, and our cameras were there to capture the moment.
From the highlights of a remarkable career to the Nitro Nationals of 2007, this is an action-packed profile of a true Champion.