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
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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"
Dragster Racing Hot Rod Reunion Famoso part 1/4
The 17th Annual California Hot Rod Reunion, presented by the Automobile
Club of Southern California, is produced by the Wally Parks NHRA
Motorsports Museum. Honorees are Steve Davis, John Edmunds, Georgia Seipel,
Walt Rhoades and Butch Maas, along with Justice Brothers Reunion Spotlight
Award winner, Gas Ronda. The Grand Marshal of the Reunion is Junior
Thompson. The Reunion will feature a fabulous array of cool drag cars,
street rods and customs of the historic and present-day hot rod eras.
Showcased on the track will be NHRA vintage drag racing, featuring some the
sports most famous and historic cars and drivers, racing in such classes at
Nostalgia Top Fuel, Nostalgia Funny Cars, Altereds, Supercharged Gassers,
Classic Super Stock, Hot Rods and others, plus and a variety of exhibition
entries. Event is also the finale of the NHRAs new 7-race nostalgia
program, the Hot Rod Heritage Series.
The weekend Reunion program features hot rods in the Grove, including
pre-1972 street rods, customs, classics and muscle cars; the Reunion Swap
Meet; Manufacturers Midway, Friday night CHRR Reception at the Doubletree
in Bakersfield; and much more! Plus, on Saturday night its the sensational
Cacklefest classic nitro-burning, front-engine fuelers, push-started just
like the old days.
1969 Dart GTS 340 Burn Out
A burnout video as promised. Here is a big thanks to all the folks at
http://www.forabodiesonly.com/ who helped me turn a trailer of parts into
this restored 1969 Dart GTS. Those were some sticky Mickey's after that.