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Don Garlits - Big Daddy

Posted: Wed May 07, 2003 3:37 pm
by Beverly
"Big Daddy" himself will be on the show to talk about his fantastic career.

Post questions you would like to have asked.

Finished Recording

Posted: Tue May 13, 2003 2:31 pm
by speedtalk
I just got off the phone with Big Daddy. He's so busy he had to talk via a cell phone while driving down the road. What a great american and a great story teller. My favorite part of the interview: lessons from his childhood that shaped who he is today.

It was a real joy. I can't wait to go to the museum http://www.garlits.com

Posted: Wed May 14, 2003 12:09 am
by Give Me A Brake
I have been to Garlits museum and it is well worth the trip. Lots of hot rod and drag racing history in one place! It is a must see for any gear head!

Questions for Big Daddy

Posted: Wed May 14, 2003 9:37 pm
by speedtalk
Don,

Here's some questions we've received for you.

1.) If you only had one tip to give to a new racer, what would it be?
2.) What lesson do you think you learned in racing that was also useful
to everyday life?
3.) How did you get pumped up or motivated for each race?
4.) How did you deal with the inevitable failures, losses, breaks, that
are bound to happen in auto racing?
5.) How did you deal with the stress of a racing lifestyle?
6.) What things about your personality contributed to your success?
7.) When you were driving, how did you maintain your focus?
8.) Did you set certain goals for your racing career?
9.) What do you see as the largest changes in auto racing over the
years? Are these changes positive or negative?
10.) Do you have any tips for getting and keeping sponsors?
11.) In a nutshell, why do you love the sport so much?

Thanks,
Speed Talk

Big Daddy

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:34 am
by speedtalk
We're rebroadcasting Don's show today.
http://speedtalk.com/broadcast/index.html