Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Don Garlits & Johnny Lightning

Don Garlits has been racing Drag Pack Challengers for awhile now but last year at SEMA he debuted his new Drag Pack 800HP drag strip king. Wow! When I spoke to Don about the car I just jumped at the chance at replicating in the Johnny Lightning line. Garlits was the first drag racer to officially surpass the 170mph, 180mph, 200mph, 240mph, 250mph, 260mph, and 270mph marks in the quarter mile. I think Don's recent racing career needed to be officially recognized in diecast and we think this a great way to salute him.

Tom Zahorsky
Senior Design Manager
Johnny Lightning


  1. This is a very nice model and I just saw the upcoming Chevy Vega Panel, very sweet ride!

  2. Looking forward to seeing this show up in the stores! Is there a projected release date?