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June 1996 Bob Glidden at Edgewater





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"





Don Prudhomme Story Part 1
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NSCB #3 - Warren Johnson Nostalgia Pro Stock 1974 Camaro - 6-18-11
A nostalgia Pro Stock replica of a famous race-car coming down the return road in front of the grandstands. Owned and driven by Bill Neri





Bob Glidden qualifing run_0001.wmv
SCSN qualifing video with Bob Glidden





Summer Nationals at Edgewater
1985 I.H.R.A. Summer Nationals at Edgewater Finals in Pro Stock... Bob Glidden vs Bruce Allen Commentators: Bob Jenkins and Larry Nuber





another video of the bad ass pinto
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Chris Whitney's, 1967 Ford Fairlane 427@ Las Vegas Raceway
1967 Ford Fairlane 427, This is what happens when your shocks go bad





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.





Bob Glidden first round of eliminations.wmv
SCSN video





Bob Glidden start up and burnout
Bob Glidden start up and burnout at the NHRA US Nationals 2010





Bill Glidden warming up his small block ford
Billy Glidden warms up his small block ford at the Shakedown at E town.





NOSTALGIA PRO STOCK '74 WARREN JOHNSON CAMARO VS '72 ROD SHOP DODGE COLT
BOB MAYERLE'S DODGE COLT RUNS A 4.67@154 MPH VS BILL NERI'S Camaro 4.71@150 MPH AT CORDOVA 5-18-13





Drag Racing 93: The Goodys Mid South Nationals
Highlights of the 1993 Goodys Mid South Nationals at Memphis Motorsports Park from the Remastered Drag Racing 93 DVD





John Force a Cheater? (You Decide) U.S. Nationals 2009
A verbal exchange with Tony Pedregon in which Force had to be restrained overshadowed his daughter beating Hight in the final to become the first woman to win a U.S. Nationals title in Funny Car. In the semifinals, with Hight needing to beat Force to knock Cruz Pedregon out of the 10th spot in the Countdown, Force smoked his tires midway through the run as Hight pulled away. After Tony Pedregon lost to Force Hood in the second semifinal, he walked past Force and accused him of losing on purpose. "I saw the ladder. I knew if Force raced Robert what would happen," Tony Pedregon said. "I raced with John for eight years. I know what they do. I made some comments and it got a little exciting there. But I didn't say anything that wasn't true. "It's not just because it was Cruz. I would say the same thing if it was anybody and John set up his car to lose. I understand the business. It's a tough position John was in. But it's dirty in horse racing. It's dirty in boxing. I'm not going to sit here and watch it and not say anything."





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