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AddDon Garlits drives electric Swamp Rat #37 in preparation of record attempt

"Big Daddy" Don Garlits is a legend in drag racing. Over the decades he's set a lot of records, and was the first to break hit 200 miles per hour in the quarter-mile (and the eighth-mile, for that matter). Now, at the tender age of 81, he's getting ready to do it again. This time, in an electric dragster.

6Ed Roth's Orbitron found outside adult bookstore in Mexico

We just showed you a few Ed "Big Daddy" Roth vehicles that were auctioned through Russo & Steele in Monterey, and so this discovery seems particularly timely. It seems someone wandering by an adult bookstore somewhere in Mexico finally realized that the dumpster out back had a unique look to it. On closer inspection it turned out to be Roth's Orbitron. Although little remains of the original car, it is still quite valuable.

6eBay Find of the Day: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's Honda CVCC

Its amazing what a brush with fame will do for the most ordinary objects. Ed "Big Daddy" Roth was certainly an integral part of the hot-rodding scene, and he went from pinstriping to building full-on custom cars and back to striping as his career progressed. This little Honda was the perfect transportation, t-shirt sales shop, workbench and advertisment for a journeyman striper with a name that preceeded him. The history of this car is fascinating, though we have trouble thinking that it's $8,00

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