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Pro Stock Drag Racing in the '70s and '80s

Some pictures that I took of Pro Stockers back in the '70s and '80s along with a clip from the Diamond P video "Decade Of Thrills" Note... the last photo, at 6:43, before the video clip is one that I took from the grandstands at the '83 US Nationals showing Lee Shepherd in the lead at that point. But as the video shows, Bob Glidden drove around him to take the title. Great Racin'!!


 


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Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins at the '68 NHRA Nationals
Excerpts of Jenkins taken from "NHRA National Drags" (1968) Credit goes to Bee-On Video. http://beeonvideo.homestead.com/ Video edit and enchancement by one-headlight@live.ca





1975 IHRA PRO AM NATS, ROCKINGHAM
This rare footage was broadcast on Speedvision and featured coverage of the 1975 IHRA Pro Am Nationals. You'll see some legends like Garlits, Chi-Town Hustler, Richard Tharp, General Lee Edwards, Bob Glidden and Shirl Greer.





Grumpy's Toys
Grumpys Toys is available online and in book stores now. Check out Amazon.com for a look inside. Side note; The images depicted in this slide are internet finds and I claim no ownership to them. All photos in the Grumpys Toys book have been used with written permission and differ from what you see here. Slide show created by one-headlight@live.ca





buick pro stock
Buddy Ingersoll ran this Buick V6 Pro Stocker at an IHRA event in 1986. The car was outlawed later.





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"





75 PRO STOCK From Miami Hollywood Speedway
IHRA Pro Stock action from 1975. Bob Glidden, Gapp and Roush, Ronnie Sox, Dyno Don, Reid Whisnant, and others.





1978 NHRA Sportsnationals
The late, great, Modified eliminator. If you've never witnessed Modified Production and Gas-class cars in action, you really missed drag racing's most exciting era! Sure, drag cars are making more horsepower and torque than ever, with resulting quicker and faster ET's and MPH, but the sounds of these high rpm, manual shift race cars--sans any electronic rev limiters--is no longer around. Ditto for the mean sounding/cool looking dry hops, as the cars approach the start line (after the burnout) is unfortunately, a thing of the past.





NHRA "Greatest quarter mile pass of all time"
NHRA Finals Pomona,CA. 11/12/2006 Schumacher right lane





2001 Chevy S-10 580cid (1350hp) Prostock Drag Racing - Initial Testing
This video covers the initial passes and testing of our ProStock truck. The engine was a 580cid Steve Schmidt Prostock motor and we ran a glide trans to save on maintenance. This combination is capable of 6s @ 200+mph with a 5-speed manual trans. Please check out my other automotive/racing videos on youtube and also reference my personal web site at www.derekspratt.com for tons more stories and info. Enjoy!





Ford 427 SOHC Engine in action!!
A supercharged Ford 427 SOHC in a dragster a the california hot rod reunion 05





Drag racing crashes from late70s & early 80's
More Diamond P Drag racing crashes from late 70's & early 80's. Sountrack- Anthrax - Fueled





NSCB #3 - Warren Johnson vs Reher- Morrison - 6-18-11
Two nostalgia pro stocks battling each other





1969 NHRA U.S. Nationals Tournament of Champions Part 5 - 1960s Vintage Drag Racing - Indy
Buy Drag Strip Riot Posters! http://www.maziracing.com/2004poster/index.htm Vintage Drag Racing - Tournament of Champions Part 5 - 1969 NHRA U.S. Nationals. Narrated by the late Steve Evans. Qualifying and eliminations featuring Top Fuel Winner Don Prudhomme, Runner-up Kelly Brown; Top Gas Winner Domenic Santucci, Runner-up Phil Hobbs; Funny Car Winner Danny Ongais, Runner-up Rich Siroonian; Super Eliminator Winner George Montgomery, Runner-up Ron Ellis; Competition Eliminator Winner Terry Fritsch, Runner-up Neil Ellis; Street Winner Glen Self; Runner-up Carroll Caudle; Super Stock Winner Ronnie Sox, Runner-up Ron Mancini; Stock Winner Bill Morgan; Runner-up Tom Neja. Drag racing from the 60s.





Mopar Jegs Testing | 2012 NHRA Pro Stock Drag Racing
Jeg Coughlin Jr. will join veteran racer Allen Johnson as the only two drivers in the Pro Stock class directly sponsored by Mopar. "Jeg Jr. is a proven winner, with four Pro Stock championships on his résumé," said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar Brand - Chrysler Group LLC, "We are thrilled to add an elite driver to Team Mopar, and we look forward to sharing in his great success at the drag strip next season." "I'm extremely excited to join forces with Mopar in 2012," said Jeg Jr., the only racer in the history of the NHRA to win a national event in six different classes. "The entire Coughlin Brothers Racing team has high expectations for the 2012 season and we expect to field a premier program with our Mopar/JEGS.com Dodge Avenger team, from top to bottom."





1969 NHRA U.S. Nationals Tournament of Champions Part 4- 1960s Vintage Drag Racing - Indy
Buy Drag Strip Riot Posters! http://www.maziracing.com/2004poster/index.htm Vintage Drag Racing - Tournament of Champions Part 4 -Presented by Hurst Performance Center - 1969 NHRA U.S. Nationals. Narrated by the late Steve Evans. Qualifying and eliminations featuring Top Fuel Winner Don Prudhomme, Runner-up Kelly Brown; Top Gas Winner Domenic Santucci, Runner-up Phil Hobbs; Funny Car Winner Danny Ongais, Runner-up Rich Siroonian; Super Eliminator Winner George Montgomery, Runner-up Ron Ellis; Competition Eliminator Winner Terry Fritsch, Runner-up Neil Ellis; Street Winner Glen Self; Runner-up Carroll Caudle; Super Stock Winner Ronnie Sox, Runner-up Ron Mancini; Stock Winner Bill Morgan; Runner-up Tom Neja. Included, Rich Guasco Pure Hell Fuel Altered, Hemi Baracuda, Dick Landy, Jerry Harvey, Plymouth, Leonard Hughes, Bruce Larson, on-board camera footage, Paul Stage, Ohio George. Drag racing from the 60s.




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