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RIP Bob Glidden #4608946
12/20/17 05:37 AM
12/20/17 05:37 AM
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In the shop
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In the shop
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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Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: 53' Stude] #4608949
12/20/17 05:55 AM
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Sunny Florida
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Likewise, a real strong driver of innovation in pro stock...


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Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: 53' Stude] #4608952
12/20/17 06:00 AM
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Texas
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Bob Glidden and Warren Johnson are the Pro Stock names I recall for sure … R.I.P.

Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: 53' Stude] #4608977
12/20/17 06:33 AM
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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).


The act of preventative maintenance, in and of itself, is FAR MORE important than brand/grade/base choices among lubes and filters.
- under maintaining something is akin to abuse/neglect; that can kill equipment by shortening the lifespan
- over maintaining something has never been proven to be anything but a waste of time and money
Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: 53' Stude] #4609041
12/20/17 08:15 AM
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Waco, TX
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"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: 53' Stude] #4609042
12/20/17 08:17 AM
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Waco, TX
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"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: 53' Stude] #4609051
12/20/17 08:25 AM
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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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Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: 53' Stude] #4609102
12/20/17 09:36 AM
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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.

Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: 53' Stude] #4609255
12/20/17 12:28 PM
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The Canyons
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Another one of the greats, gone. Rest in peace, Mr. Glidden.

Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: 2015_PSD] #4609344
12/20/17 02:37 PM
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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.


+1 ...


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Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: 53' Stude] #4609549
12/20/17 07:25 PM
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connecticut
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frown RIP Bob.


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Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: 53' Stude] #4609750
12/20/17 11:02 PM
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Indy
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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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Re: RIP Bob Glidden [Re: 53' Stude] #4610237
12/21/17 02:23 PM
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He'll be racing Jungle Jim at the big track in the sky (I'm 73)


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