RIP Bob Glidden 10 time NHRA Pro-Stock champion

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    Bob Glidden legendary NHRA Drag race Died @ 73 y/o
    10 time champion
    1974, 75, 78, 79 80, 85, 86, 87,88, 89
    retired from P/S driving, after his 1997 NHRA season,
    just 2 races in the NHRA season disband the team
    then went into Nascar Engine development for Ford,

    Part time tuner Crew-chief in NHRA for Mopar team off & on

    RIP Bob you were a great man & a great racer
    my deepest heartfelt condolences goes out to the
    Glidden family & friends

    73 Pinto P-S Bob Glidden 1974 Racing.jpg

    79 Arrow PS Bob Glidden Plymouth #1.jpg

    77 Mustang II P-S Bob Glidden #1.jpg

    78 Fairmont PS Bob Glidden Motocraft #1.jpg

    86 Thunderbird P-S Bob Glidden 7.21et.jpg

    95 Probe P-S Bob Glidden Motorcraft Ford #1.jpg
     
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      back when Pro Stock was worth watching. RIP Bob
       
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        RIP Bob.
         
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        RIP Bob!
         
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        Best of wishes to the Glidden Family. Bob drove the Baddest Plymouth arrow on the planet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
         
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        He was a bad ass in pro-stock PERIOD,
        not only in the Arrow, my favorite too...

        IIRC he won 14 National events in one season
        {1978 (?) IIRC, but it was the legendary Fairmont Motorcraft Boss}
        When I 1st began racing, he was like a god,
        the nicest guy to talk too, but not to race against...
         
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          Absolutely one of the greats of Pro Stock,as mentioned, when it was worth watching. An icon of the sport who left his mark. R.I.P.
           
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              This one really makes me sad.
              He is the one that got me "involved."
              RIP Bob Glidden.
              I took this picture at Englishtown probably around 1981.

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                • Budnicks

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                  that EXP
                  here's a photo from 1982 winter-nationals IIRC
                  82 EXP PS Bob Glidden Motorcraft car & 82 Camaro PS Don Camanello Pomona 1982.jpg

                  he had a dry spell between 81-84 he was #2 twice & #6 once IIRC
                   
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                  RIP one of the greats.
                   
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                    RIP.... man I hated that Probe and the Thunderchicken he campaigned in the 80s...but those were bad to the bone cars and he was money....
                     
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                      RIP Bob...
                      My favorite video of him was this crash in '86. He gets out unscathed and after all that he thinks to put his fire jacket across the intake manifold so no-one could see it... A True Drag Racer gone.

                       
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                        Got to see him at the track in Brainerd Mn He had a awesome career.I am sure the family is very proud.Celebrate his life.
                         
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                          Saw him in 1978 at Seattle International Raceway, my dad took me at 13yo - stood tall in the bleachers as the sun was setting to see him win. He will be missed.
                           
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                            I forgot all about the manifold drama...brings back some memories..
                             
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                              An Icon - RIP
                               
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                                RIP Bob. He was a class act. He actually took the time at the Woodburn Pro Stock Invitational years ago to stop and talk to me in the staging lanes about running my 4 speed car.
                                 
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