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





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"





Bob Glidden first round of eliminations.wmv
SCSN video





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





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'!!





Pinto 351 Cleveland build
351C Pinto w/powerglide and 9" rear





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."





1956 Ford vs. 1957 Chevy Stick Shift Drag Race
High Winding gear Jammers at Kanawha Valley





Bob Glidden
June 1996 Bob Glidden at Edgewater





Take a ride in a Pro Mod Drag Car
Inside view of a pro mod drag car. Watch a corvette tear it up and a motorcycle crash at over 100mph.





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)*





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





NOSTALGIA PRO STOCK CAROL "BUNNY" BURKETT '72 PINTO VS '78 HEMI PLYMOUTH ARROW
PINTO RUNS 8.88@151.20 ARROW RUNS 9.27@146.05 BYRON SUMMER THUNDER 8-11-13





Bob Glidden raing with his son Bill
See Bob and Bill working on the cars at Las Vegas and then catch an interview with him. This is from Speed Scene Live TV at SpeedSceneRacing.com





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1972 Ford Pinto : 9.630 @ 137.890
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1977 Ford Pinto : 10.312 @ 136.230
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