I've been to the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing a few times now. It's become sort of a pilgrimage when I'm in Ocala for work. I know that Don lives on property, but the off chance of seeing him is rare. The museum offers private tours, but those are typically set up in advance. I happen to be at the right time and right place last week as "Big Daddy" wanted to offer a private tour to a few walk ins. I quickly paid the extra fee and jumped in with a group of about 8 people about 10 minutes into their tour. Having seen Don race as a kid at Englishtown, NJ and growing up around muscle cars and drag racing- it was cool to say the least. We toured three buildings which are normally off limits to the public. Don tells great stories, is open for questions and really a down-to-earth regular guy who loves racing, horsepower and talking the history and people involved in drag racing.
If you are in the Ocala, Florida area- I highly suggest stopping in to the museum. What you see here is just small glimpse of what is housed at this magnificent museum.