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Swamp Rat XXX on display in 1988 at the National Museum of American History (vehicle no longer on display).

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Swamp Rat XXX on display in 1988 at the National Museum of American History (vehicle no longer on display).
Smithsonian Institution, Photo by Jeff Tinsley, Negative #: 88-8682

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This object appears in the following sections:


Arts and Leisure
American Racing: A Diversity of Innovation — Drag racing

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Swamp Rat XXX on display in 1988 at the National Museum of American History (vehicle no longer on display).

Swamp Rat XXX on display in 1988 at the National Museum of American History (vehicle no longer on display).



'Big Daddy' Don Garlits and his Swamp Rat XXX top fuel drag racing car. This was the last time the powerful engine was run before the dragster was donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
"Big Daddy" Don Garlits and his Swamp Rat XXX top fuel drag racing car. This was the last time the powerful engine was run before the dragster was donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.


Swamp Rat XXX dragster
In collection
From the Smithsonian Collection
The Swamp Rat XXX was the first totally enclosed, totally aerodynamic fuel dragster. Don Garlits' 1986 car was the first to exceed 270 mph.
Details
Date Made:
1978
Locations:
Florida

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