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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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1965 NHRA Winter National Drag Races, Pomona--Redone
Sharper, and Enhanced version of previously uploaded video. Lot's of pit area and return road images of many famous, and not-so-famous, muscle cars, gassers, and dragsters that "ruled' during the mid sixties. Captured and edited 8mm home movies taken by Mike Tyler.





Mark Pappas' Grumpy Jenkins Collection
An interview with Mark Pappas who is not only keeping the memory of Grumpy Jenkins alive but also some of his most memorable race cars





70s Drag Racing
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Classic Gear Jammers 7.23.11
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Jimmy Alund Pro Stock Veidec 2008
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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





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"





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.





Vintage Drag Racing: Late 1960's - Early 1970's (Jeff Beck "Big Block")
This piece is based on 1960's and 1970's Drag Racing photographs by Charles L. Gilchrist, and is dedicated to "Piston Heads" and "Gear Jammers" all over the world. enjoy! Produced by CG Imaging Music "Big Block" by Jeff Beck from the album "Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop". If you like these hot drag racing images, check out the artists website: www.CharlesGilchrist.com





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





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.





2 Pro Stock VW's drag racing!
Another sweet prostock matchup between the Quarter Toy and Drew's Off Road beetles!





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





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





2010 Ford Racing Pro Stock Mustang 2
2nd Test Pass on the new Mustang. Numbers looked solid! 2010 Mountain Motor Pro Stock Mustang. Jerry Haas Race Cars and Jon Kaase Racing Engines.





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