Tamarac, a sprawling South Florida suburb, is not all that special. For starters, the city's name doesn't come from a special natural wonder like a lake or, as it was long rumored, a nearby Native American tribe. No, the city was simply named for a local car wash called Caramat. "Tamarac" is just "Caramat" spelled backward. Caramat's owner, Ken Behring, founded the city.