BOB GLIDDEN'S RACE CARS

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Re: BOB GLIDDEN'S RACE CARS
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2017, 10:56:42 AM »
Glidden.
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Re: BOB GLIDDEN'S RACE CARS
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2017, 11:07:04 AM »
Bob Glidden’s Rollcage-Breaking Thunderbird Barrel Roll At Atlanta in 1986
By Bryan McTaggart

Crashing a Pro Stock car hard enough to blow the body off of the chassis would seem to be the point where a long hospital stay would be required, right? Especially when the crash involves the track barrier and several barrel rolls? Nowadays there’s enough safety gear that the driver will be alright, but in 1986 this kind of incident would cause the entire track to go into stark silence until word came down from the safety crew about the driver. Filmed at the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta, during the Pro Stock semi-finals, where Bob Glidden’s Thunderbird was meeting up with Butch Leal’s Pontiac Firebird. The race was tight, but the action came at the end of the track when Glidden threw his parachutes out. For whatever reason, the parachutes caught air and upset the Thunderbird, yanking the back of the car hard enough to point the nose toward Leal’s lane and simultaneously setting the Ford up for a rollover. He slid on his roof into the lane barrier at well over 180 MPH before barrel-rolling six times and landing on it’s side. Glidden credited his ability to emerge from what was left of the car to the strength of the Funny Car-style roll cage that had just been put into his car only a little bit beforehand. This is considered to be the worst wreck of Glidden’s long and storied career, and it’s amazing to know that he walked away uninjured from such a violent impact.
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Re: BOB GLIDDEN'S RACE CARS
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2017, 07:24:35 PM »
And he immediately covered up his intake manifold and carbs so the competition couldn't see them. Talk about priorities.

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Re: BOB GLIDDEN'S RACE CARS
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2017, 07:45:31 PM »
And he immediately covered up his intake manifold and carbs so the competition couldn't see them. Talk about priorities.
Bob,
Me & my Son use to hang out in Bob's pit's when he came to Fremont & later Sears Point.He would show up Thursday & We would hang out all day with Him & the Family.I'll have to scan up some pic's.Do have some motor pic's.
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Re: BOB GLIDDEN'S RACE CARS
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2017, 06:55:06 PM »
Bobs a great guy BUT a little excentric [ aren't we all ?]. I met Bob through Barrie Poole .

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Re: BOB GLIDDEN'S RACE CARS
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2017, 03:35:53 PM »
Buster asking Etta if Bob's going to give that Chevy another ass whipping.
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Re: BOB GLIDDEN'S RACE CARS
« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2017, 03:38:53 PM »
Bob's Motorcraft T-Bird.
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Re: BOB GLIDDEN'S RACE CARS
« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2017, 07:50:39 PM »
A few more.
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Re: BOB GLIDDEN'S RACE CARS
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2017, 07:52:26 PM »
Bob & Etta  & the Boy's at the All Star Awards
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Re: BOB GLIDDEN'S RACE CARS
« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2017, 07:56:34 PM »
Bob's Chevy killer !
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Re: BOB GLIDDEN'S RACE CARS
« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2017, 06:34:44 PM »
A few more.
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Re: BOB GLIDDEN'S RACE CARS
« Reply #43 on: May 11, 2017, 02:52:58 PM »
A few more.
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Re: BOB GLIDDEN'S RACE CARS
« Reply #44 on: May 11, 2017, 02:55:38 PM »
A few more.
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Re: BOB GLIDDEN'S RACE CARS
« Reply #45 on: June 24, 2017, 07:42:31 PM »
Glidden's Blue & White Fairmont
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Re: BOB GLIDDEN'S RACE CARS
« Reply #46 on: July 10, 2017, 03:52:29 PM »
Glidden's Blue & White Fairmont
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Re: BOB GLIDDEN'S RACE CARS
« Reply #47 on: July 10, 2017, 04:32:46 PM »
 Test n' tune days with me have been compared to Glidden, and the guy drawing the analogy wasn't necessarily meaning it as a compliment. ;D But even I don't thrash THAT hard!



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