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  • Historical PHOTO - 1972: Don Garlits' Swamp Rat 16 Dragster on the Flight Deck of the USS Lexington

    08/04/2013 12:09:25 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    NavSource Online ^ | 1971 | Contibuted by John C. Driskill
    From NavSource Online, John C. Driskill - "In 1972, I was stationed on the Lexington (CVT-16) as a PH3. President Richard Nixon asked Don Garlits to do a "Fly Navy Promo" with his car the Swamp Rat 16. We photographers mates were allowed to photograph the scene while assisting the photographers from "Hot Rod" Magazine. We had to swear we would not sell the photographs we took to any other magazines. This is my shot of the Swamp Rat 16 on the flight deck of the Lexington," [ready to race an A-7E Corsair II of VA-81 "Sunliners."] William Carter Fields...
  • Mom Demands Answers In Dragster Deaths

    06/18/2007 7:45:30 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 27 replies · 1,318+ views
    local6 ^ | June 18, 2007
    SELMER, Tenn. -- A tearful mother of two teenage girls killed when a speeding dragster skidded into a crowd demanded answers on Monday, saying the high-powered car should never have been on a city street."Somebody's got to take responsibility for this. I've got to bury my two girls," Darla Griswell said. "They were there just to have fun."Her daughters, Nicole, 19, and Raven, 15, were among six young people killed by the car when it fishtailed into the crowd Saturday at the Cars for Kids show in Selmer, a small town about 80 miles east of Memphis.At least 23 other...