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'!!
Sportsman Drag Racing in the '70s and '80s
The grass roots of Drag Racing, the weekend warriors, my old racin'
buddies, as we were 25 or 30 years ago. Includes some exhibition cars too.
These are pictures and video that I took at US 131 Dragway in Martin, MI,
Central Michigan Dragway in Stanton MI, Brainerd International Raceway in
Brainerd Minnesota, and Indianapolis Raceway Park in Indianapolis IN. The
soundtrack is just me jammin' on some Foreigner and Police.
INSANE DRAG RACING CRASHES AND WHEELSTANDS
Taken from Carnage Fest 2 DVD, Check out http://www.urbanhillbilly.com for
the best in Heads Up Drag Racing video and DVDs. Urban Hillbilly Action
Videos Drag racing, wheelstand, crash, and saves. Pro Mod, Outlaw 10.5 Drag
Bob Glidden NHRA Pro Stock Crash
Bob Glidden has this very bad crash at the 1986 NHRA Southernnationals.
Glidden applied the brakes to early at top end and headed straight into the
guard rail and rolled the car more than five times, one of the worst NHRA
drag racing crashes form the 1980's.
*High Quality is Better (Especially for Sound)*
2010 Ford Racing Pro Stock Mustang
2010 Mountain Motor Pro Stock - First Pass in the new 2010 Ford Racing Mustang. Testing in West Palm
Beach Raceway. Jerry Haas Race Cars , Jon Kaase Racing Engines, Aronson
Motorsports, RAM Clutches, DJ Safety, Innovators West, Orme Brothers,
Mickey Thompson, Mark Walser, Barry Grant, UPR Products, Eric Davis @
Penske Racing Shocks. Special Thanks to Brian Wolfe and Jesse Kershaw at
Ford Racing for all the support and help!
Pro Stock Drag Racing
Pro Stock Qualifying at the 2007 Ihra President Cup Nationals. The first
6.29 pass and the quickest pass in IHRA pro stock history,Brian Gham's
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"
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 email@example.com
buick pro stock
Buddy Ingersoll ran this Buick V6 Pro Stocker at an IHRA event in 1986. The
car was outlawed later.
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.
Gassers At 131 Dragway In The '60s
This is an updated version of my video "Drag Racing In The '60s part 3". I
made that video about three years ago and since then I have upgraded my
photo and video editing software. I have been able to clean up the photos
and video a bit and I added sound to the movies that I extracted from some
recent video I took at the drags. I thought it would be fun to add some
sound to the old 8mm movies. I also made it widescreen. The soundtrack is
me jammin' on some Booker T and the MGs and CCR.
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.