fast eddie created the topic: Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing - 13700 SW 16th Ave, Ocala, Florida
Museum of Drag Racing
Opened in 1976, it chronicles the history of the sport of drag racing. Some 90 racing cars can be seen in the Drag Race building and an additional 50 vehicles are in the Antique Car building. Many of the Garlits “Swamp Rat” cars are here, but he also turns out to be a pack rat with an accumulation of cars and memorabilia from other top names in the sport. The iconic cars of Dean Moon, the Mooneyes gas dragster and the Moonbeam sports car are on display.
The museum is home to the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame. Inductees include Art Arfons, Sydney Allard, Zora Arkus-Duntov, Ray Godman, Raymond Beadle, Shirley Muldowney, Kenny Bernstein, and Don Schumacher, Connie Glen Swingle.
Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing is located at 13700 SW 16th Ave, Ocala, Florida
The Don Garlits Museum Drag Racing and International Drag Racing Hall of Fame is open every day between 9 AM and 5 PM.Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
We have fewer than 300 cars between two buildings. The average tour takes about 2 to 3 hours. Pictures are welcome.
Our antique building has one of the largest collections of Ford’s, also included in the collection are muscle cars and rare vintage automobiles. Our dragracing building has a collection of world-famous, history making dragsters, funny cars, motorcycles, and many other exciting racing vehicles from the early days of dragracing to current day.
Spread throughout the two buildings is an amazing collection of hemi engines, flathead engines, rare manifolds, and carburetors that have been restored by Don Garlits himself.
We also have it covered pavilion located outside of the antique building with 14 picnic tables that seat around 6 to 8 people per table, Sonny’s BBQ is right around the corner and offers catering.