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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...