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#4608946 - 12/20/17 04:37 AM RIP Bob Glidden
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Registered: 03/12/15
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Loc: Southwest PA
Sad day, I remember watching him drag race when I was young.

http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2017/12/19/10-time-nhra-champion-bob-glidden-dead-at-73.html
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#4608949 - 12/20/17 04:55 AM Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: car51]
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Registered: 10/10/08
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Likewise, a real strong driver of innovation in pro stock...
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#4608952 - 12/20/17 05:00 AM Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: car51]
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Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6363
Loc: Texas
Bob Glidden and Warren Johnson are the Pro Stock names I recall for sure R.I.P.

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#4608977 - 12/20/17 05:33 AM Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: car51]
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Registered: 05/14/07
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Loc: Indianapolis, IN
I saw him several times run and win at Indy, back when it was called the "US Nationals" (prior to sponsorship).
I've been past his place many times in Whiteland IN. He was a farmer that had a penchant for racing, and it took over his life.
There was a time when he was unbeatable; 10 championships (most or all in Fords, which was a big accomplishment back in the day).
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#4609041 - 12/20/17 07:15 AM Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: car51]
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#4609042 - 12/20/17 07:17 AM Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: car51]
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#4609051 - 12/20/17 07:25 AM Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: car51]
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Registered: 09/26/10
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He and Bill Elliott were two of my favorites from back in the day. I have seen too many of my childhood/young adult favorites pass away of late, just reminds me that I am growing older myself.
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#4609102 - 12/20/17 08:36 AM Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: car51]
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuZQEVAkV9U

^ I remember the pro stock final between Bob Glidden and Buddy Ingersoll at Bristol in 1986. Glidden in his 700CI Thunderbird and Ingersoll in his 268CI v6 twin turbo Buick. The turbo Buick was outlawed after the 86 season. Fast forward to the 5 minute mark for the final. May they both RIP.

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#4609255 - 12/20/17 11:28 AM Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: car51]
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Registered: 12/30/05
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Another one of the greats, gone. Rest in peace, Mr. Glidden.

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#4609344 - 12/20/17 01:37 PM Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: 2015_PSD]
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Originally Posted By: 2015_PSD
He and Bill Elliott were two of my favorites from back in the day. I have seen too many of my childhood/young adult favorites pass away of late, just reminds me that I am growing older myself.


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#4609549 - 12/20/17 06:25 PM Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: car51]
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Registered: 08/11/05
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Loc: connecticut
frown RIP Bob.
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#4609750 - 12/20/17 10:02 PM Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: car51]
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Registered: 12/12/17
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Loc: Indy
The glovebox door of my 69 Torino is signed by Bob. He signed it at his dinner table. I unbolted it just so he could do it. A friend of mine worked with Rusty at a welding shop and pulled the favor for me. Great guy. He will be missed.
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#4610237 - 12/21/17 01:23 PM Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: car51]
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He'll be racing Jungle Jim at the big track in the sky (I'm 73)
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