The link above is a video of our front engine dragster at the Lakeland Reunion at Holly Springs Raceway. This is one the many dragsters that have been restored at Don's Speed Shop and on any given day you can find one of us mixing the nitro for a late night "cackle" or doing a dry burnout right out front.
Don's Speed Shop is a place to come and relive the glory days of true hot rodding and drag racing. When pulling up, it is hard not to find yourself wondering back into the 50's and 60's when seeing a 66 Chevy II Nova, Shelby Cobra, or even a Front engine dragster was not uncommon. This shop was built to keep hot rodding around for generations to come and a place for folks of all ages to come hang out and enjoy the true beauty of hot rods and nostalgia drag racing. There won't be a nice summer day that you won't drive up to find 5-10 close friends hanging out, working on a vintage dragster or helping a buddy work on his hot rod. Deep into the night stories are told of the golden days, tales of cruising the streets in the 60's or drag racing tales of the vintage Lakeland Dragstrip.
The shop has evolved from its first opening in 2003 from a 2 bay garage with an office into what is today an entire building full of hot rods. When pulling in, you will see what looks to be an old service station. Upon entering Don's Speed Shop, you will see that it is much much more. The middle area, known as "The Hot Rod Museum" houses cars and dragsters such as a 392 Injected Hemi Scotty Fenn chassis front engine dragster, a Bonneville National record holder from the 1960's and much much more. The newest edition to Don's Speed Shop is the "Boom Boom Room" which is where we go to hide from the cold weather during the winter or to have a cold beverage in the heat of Summer. You will find a full bar, pinball machines, the famous "Rat Fink", and a group of friends telling old tales of the past.