Mr. Norm's Grand Spaulding Dodge
Everything changes; that includes the '60's and very early 70's muscle-car
era during which Norman Kraus, aka "Mr. Norm", rocketed to fame on the
basis of his car dealer, Grand Spaulding Dodge, which was the first to put
a 383, 440 and 426 Hemi V-8's into the boxy Dodge Dart and created a
performance legend in the process.
Yes, he's still alive; yes, he's still designing cars. If you saw his 600
hp Super Challenger at the L.A. or Chicago Auto Shows or at this year's
SEMA show, you know he's still got the touch.
The Legend Bob Glidden
My tribute to my all time favorite Pro Stock racer Bob Glidden. All photos
are from my collection of pictures that I took of some of Bob's cars over
the years. Also included is the Diamond P coverage of Bobs horrifying crash
at the 1986 race in Atlanta.
In the '90s Bobs sons Billy and Rusty told thier Dad that they knew of some
Pro Stock racers who were running Nitrous Oxide and that was the reason they were
getting outrun. Bob didn't believe them so they built a second car to prove
that it could be done without being detected. .From the Feb 1996 issue of
Super Stock & Drag Illustrated. Page 24
"They will tell you it's totally impossible to run Nitrous & not get caught'' Glidden said " but
thats wrong,Thats flat wrong. A Ford with Nitrous bumped me outta the field at Topeka last
year. A Ford out of my own trailer. So nobody can tell me it can't be done.
I know it can be done."
The the father told a incredible story of how his kids had bugged him for
18 months , convinced that some Pro cars were running Nitrous & that he was missing the boat by not
running it too. "I told them if i had to cheat to race i'd quit" he said
"My kids know that: " if you think other people are doing it then go ahead,
prove to me you can do it.But keep in mind that if you get caught you're
going have to deal with the consequences; So they did & never got caught"
Later in the story
Then came the bombshell--- an admission at Indy by a Pro Stock racer with
firsthand knowledge of Nitrous oxide use
: Rusty Glidden. With his confession came a detailed description of how the
Nitrous system was secreted in his car.
"The holding tank was the big weight bar in the back. The Nitrous line started there,went over the axle
housing right up to the front of the car & stopped at the motor plate,
which was rifle-drilled. One of the supports holding the hood scoop on was
rifle-drilled & went up thru the top of the hood scoop to a small stainless
steel line that had 2 jets centered over the carbs. With .029 jets we made
120 ftlbs more torque at 7000 rpm & averaged 90 more horsepower. According to Bob
Glidden , the Nitrous system was
detection proof. "you had to have a combination of things to activate it so
a tech guy couldn't walk up , turn on the ignition & open the throttle. The
shock switch had to be on, the computer switch on, the engine running & the
throttle wide open. Trust me" Glidden concluded " Thats not fiction"
Cacklefest 2013 HI LITES National Hot Rod Reunion from my 43mins. DVD of Event
From June 15, Bowling Green, KY. Practice push starts, parade & Cacklefest.
Complete event.I played the DVD on my home system at 50% and it was like I
was there all over. Great sound.Super crisp video on big screen. DVD is
only $15 U.S. free shipping (PayPal ID email@example.com) email the same
if you want to use check or Money Order.
Hot Rod Reunion 2013, 19 - 20 juli. Malmbyfältet, Strängnäs, Sweden
Smakprov från 2013-års upplaga av Hot Rod Reunion. Fina bilar i mängder,
race på strippen med klassiker av alla de slag. Stor publik och
Arrangör: Power Meet. Speaker: "Kjelle Power". Video o edit: IBTV.
Previews from the 2013 edition of Hot Rod Reunion, Strängnäs, Sweden.
Nice cars and race at the strip with classics of all kinds. A lot of
visitors and perfect weather! Organizer: Power Meet. Speaker: "Kjelle
Power". Video and edit: IBTV.
Evil funny cars 1984
The now defunct Diamond P Sports used to host Cavalcade of Sports covering
NHRA among other motor sports. This is from the 1984 Cajun's in Louisiana.
Attemps to gain permission pertaining to copyrights have gone unanswered
leading us to determine they are out of business. If this is not true we
will pull this down. It's just one of many from the archives we have.
Some drag racing legends who are unfortunately no longer with us.
JUDY LILLY 1978
This was an interview done with Judy Lilly at the 1978 SportsNationals.
Also shows her in third round of competition.