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William Tyler Jenkins (December 22, 1930 – March 29, 2012), nicknamed “Grumpy” or “The Grump”, was an engine builder and drag racer. Between 1965 and 1975, he won a total of thirteen NHRA events.[clarification needed] Most of these wins were won with a four-speed manual transmission. In 1972 he recorded 250 straight passes without missing a shift.

He was formally trained as a mechanical engineer at Cornell University, and he used his training and skills to build engines. He has been inducted in numerous motorsports halls of fame for his engine building skills in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock division. His innovations include drag racing’s first kickout oil pans, Pro Stock strut-style front suspension, and dry sump oiling system, and cool cans, electric water pump fan, gas port pistons, and slick-shift manual transmissions. Considered the “Father of Pro Stock”, Jenkins-built engines were used to win five NHRA Pro Stock championships and three American Hot Rod Association (AHRA) championships.

He was nicknamed “Grumpy” for having a no-nonsense attitude at races. The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America said: “his continual search for improved performance left little time for idle chatter with his racing colleagues.

Career
Grumpy’s Toy VBorn Philadelphia,Jenkins grew up in Malvern, Pennsylvania. He started working on motors on his neighbor’s tractor engine. He began drag racing in a 1955 Chevrolet convertible at Berwyn, Pennsylvania before going off to college at Cornell University for engineering. He left college in his third year. He became nationally known after helping to build 30 cars that set national records.He became known in national circles as the engine builder for Dave Strickler in the early 1960s. Jenkins teamed with Strickler to win the 1963 Little Eliminator Nationals with an A/FX 427 Chevy. He drove hemi-powered Dodges in 1964 and 1965 after Chevy left drag racing early in the 1963 season. His first driving victory was at the 1965 WinterNationals in a Hemi-powered Plymouth Belvedere named “Black Arrow.” In 1964 Jenkins and Strickler travelled to England, as part of the U.S. Drag Racing team, to take part in the First International Drag Festival, a series of six events held that fall.

Jenkins couldn’t agree on terms with Chrysler for 1966, so he decided to run a Chevy independently by making his own Chevy engine package. Without factory support, Jenkins developed his first Grumpy’s Toy, a 327 cubic inch / 350 horsepower Chevy II. When he found the compact car was to be placed in the same class as the 426 Hemi-powered / 425 horsepower Dodge and Plymouth muscle cars, he commented it “looked like a pretty good gimmick at the time”. The lower displacement engine in the smaller car, hence lighter minimum weight, enabled it to outrun the larger-engined but heavier cars. He set a class record[clarification needed] with an 11.66 second pass.He was added to Chevrolet’s team in 1967. He became known as the premiere normally aspirated drag race engine builder after his Super Stock victory at the 1967 Nationals.He entered Pro Stock when NHRA started it in 1970, and won the first two events of the year (the Winternationals and Gatornationals) in a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro.

After going winless in 1971, NHRA changed the 1972 rules to allow drivers with a small block wedge engine to run a lighter car. Jenkins used a small block-based 331 cu in (5.42 l) in a Chevrolet Vega fitted in the division’s first tube chassis, which debuted at the 1972 Winternationals. He had a subpar 9.90 second pass in the untested Vega, qualifying 17th of the 32 entries at the season-opening event. After tuning the chassis, the car clocked low-9.6 second passes on race day and Jenkins won the event. Jenkins used the car to win five of the first eight events of the season (some of them regionals) and six of eight nationals.Jenkins earned a total of $250,000 that year, including event and manufacturer support. He matched Wilt Chamberlain as the professional athlete with the highest salary in the United States. That year he was featured in Time magazine, the first drag racer to experience mainstream national coverage. Jenkins built a Vega in 1974 (dubbed Grumpy’s Toy XI) that had several firsts which impacted future drag racing cars. Innovations still standard equipment on bodied drag cars include the first dry sump oiling system and a McPherson strut front suspension.

Car owner and engine builder
Jenkins retired as a driver, hiring Larry Lombardo and Ken Dondero to drive his cars so that he could concentrate on research and development.Lombardo replaced Jenkins in the driver’s seat for the second race of the 1976 season in NHRA. Lombardo won that season’s NHRA Winston Pro Stock championship despite the late start. Dondero won the AHRA title. Lombardo raced for Jenkins until 1979, finishing third in 1977 points, second in 1978, and seventh in 1979. Jenkins cut down the teams match races in the early 1980s until his final season as a team owner in 1983. Joe Lepone won the 1985 Winternationals with a Jenkins Pro Stock engine. Grumpy’s main focus was on Comp engines, which were used by a large client list, including national event winners Garley Daniels, Steve Johns, and Bob Kaiser. He led development of GM’s new splay-valved cylinder heads for the Chevrolet small block V8 engines, utilized in the new Pro Stock Truck category in 1998. He fitted the splay-valve heads in a 358 cu in (5.87 l) engine, used by Larry Kopp to win the 1998 Winston drag championship, and by 1998 national event winners Tim Freeman, Brad Jeter, Johns, Mark Osborne, Scott Perin, and Don Smith. Jenkins-built engines continue to be used. A Jenkins powerplant was used by Dave Connolly in his title-contending Pro Stock Cobalt to win the 2005 Winternationals and briefly placed Connolly in the POWERade points lead. In 2006, two-time Pro Stock champion Jim Yates announced a testing program with a Jenkins motor in his 2005 Pontiac GTO.

Jenkins also worked on some NASCAR engines. He built the engine Donnie Allison used to take the pole position in the 1975 Daytona 500.Mike Swaim used a Jenkins motor to take the pole for the 1987 Busch Series race at Daytona.

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2015, 09:23:53 PM »
Always loved "The GRUMP" I have a few pictures. Joe
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 10:48:28 AM »
Bill Jenkins Monster Mash.
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2015, 10:50:09 AM »
Black Arrow.
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2015, 10:53:57 AM »
Jenkins won this eliminator trophy with the Black Arrow.
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2015, 10:55:25 AM »
Bill was partners with Dave Strickler as the Dodge Boys when he received this.
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2015, 10:59:49 AM »
The Red Nova.
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The Red Nova.
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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2015, 11:07:44 AM »
Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins.
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2015, 11:14:22 AM »
Bill's white 66 Nova Toy 1.
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2015, 11:18:39 AM »
Grumpys  Toy V '68 Chevy II.
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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2015, 11:22:19 AM »
Bill won this trophy with Grumpy's Toy III.
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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2015, 11:28:57 AM »
Jenkin's 67 Camaro.
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Jenkin's 67 Camaro.
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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2015, 11:34:57 AM »
Things to come.
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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2015, 12:41:03 PM »
I'll add a few Beppie if you don't mind. The second picture should make you smile Beppie The Grump checking out the BOSS 9 Ford competition!   Joe
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Can't forget this one too!  Joe
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« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2015, 01:02:02 PM »
Can't forget this one too!  Joe
Kinda like this one Joe.
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That right there is outstanding Beppie! How about this one? Joe
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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2015, 01:16:53 AM »
Grumps 68.
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« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2015, 01:24:26 AM »
1968 Camaro Grumpy's Toy IV.
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1968 Camaro Grumpy's Toy IV.
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« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2015, 01:29:40 AM »
Grumpy's B/G Camaro.
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« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2015, 01:34:29 AM »
Grumpys 69.
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« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2015, 01:36:28 AM »
Grumpys 69.
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Grumpys 69.
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Grumpy's 70.
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Grumpy's 70.
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« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2015, 01:49:02 AM »
Grump.
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« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2015, 03:24:26 PM »
Bet the ink wasn't even dry before someone snapped that DEAL up!  Joe
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« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2015, 01:32:18 AM »
A few more.
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A few more.
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« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2015, 01:21:36 AM »
Grumpy's 70.


That's the first car magazine I ever bought, and yes I still have it! ::) Here's great photo from the past.
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« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2015, 06:51:32 PM »
A few covers with his Vega on the front.
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« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2015, 07:00:03 PM »
Vega.
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« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2015, 07:04:56 PM »
Vega.
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« Reply #36 on: November 27, 2015, 07:11:26 PM »
Vega.
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« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2015, 07:17:50 PM »
Vega.
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« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2015, 05:06:37 PM »
Grumpy's Vega
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« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2016, 01:01:12 PM »
Grumpy's Red Sided Vega.
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« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2016, 01:03:53 PM »
Bill Jenkins All White Vega.
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« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2016, 01:05:30 PM »
Grumpy's Vega with Flames.
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« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2016, 01:11:23 PM »
Vega's.
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Grumpy Waiting For Racing.     Joe
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« Reply #44 on: February 29, 2016, 10:43:05 AM »
Grumpy Waiting For Racing.     Joe
That pic must have been taken after he saw what Glidden showed up with.
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I especially like the grin on the kids face who just got the autograph! NICE!  Joe
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« Reply #46 on: March 04, 2016, 12:43:27 PM »
Grumpy's Vega
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« Reply #47 on: March 04, 2016, 12:47:53 PM »
Grumpy's Vega
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« Reply #48 on: March 04, 2016, 12:50:31 PM »
Grumpy's Vega
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« Reply #49 on: March 04, 2016, 12:56:36 PM »
Grumpy's Monza
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« Reply #50 on: March 04, 2016, 02:17:40 PM »
I took these last year at the GoodGuys Nostalgia  Drags, Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green Ky. I was told it was actually a restored Grumpy original. Not sure if that is 100% correct.  Joe
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« Reply #51 on: March 06, 2016, 01:12:55 AM »
Thought you might like this Joe.
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« Reply #52 on: March 06, 2016, 01:14:36 AM »
Jenkins,Nikki & Strickler.
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« Reply #53 on: March 06, 2016, 01:19:33 AM »
Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins.
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« Reply #54 on: March 06, 2016, 01:20:45 AM »
Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins.
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« Reply #55 on: March 06, 2016, 01:22:22 AM »
Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins shirt.
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« Reply #56 on: March 06, 2016, 01:25:23 AM »
He hated Glidden,Roush & Dyno.
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« Reply #57 on: March 06, 2016, 08:23:10 PM »
Thought you might like this Joe.

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« Reply #58 on: March 12, 2016, 05:11:21 PM »
Grumpy's Monza.
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in his shop

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his gto

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« Reply #71 on: May 22, 2016, 07:58:12 PM »
dyno room

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« Reply #72 on: May 22, 2016, 07:58:49 PM »
I have a lot more

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« Reply #73 on: May 22, 2016, 10:02:57 PM »
Very Cool shots did you get to go through the shop personally? Joe
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« Reply #74 on: May 22, 2016, 11:08:06 PM »
in his shop

Oddly Jenkin's had a small block Ford on that engine stand, that's a SBF Windsor/Cleveland bolt pattern for the bellhousing. Was Bill looking at the Cleveland for the Boss heads, or did he just take in outside work?
I know the basement floor is down there because it's holding everything up. I just can't see it anymore.

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« Reply #75 on: May 23, 2016, 05:49:16 AM »
right after he died we went up there and bought a bunch of stuff

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« Reply #76 on: May 23, 2016, 06:06:25 PM »
gm made this block just for bill.....check the deck height

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his every day driver

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« Reply #81 on: May 23, 2016, 06:12:14 PM »
he had these in the runners of an intake

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« Reply #89 on: May 23, 2016, 06:26:52 PM »
this was bills plow truck...2.8 v6...don't know what he did to it but it has a lot of power....the said he had the motor on the dyno...oh and yes we bought it

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« Reply #93 on: May 23, 2016, 06:32:02 PM »
bill was a little short

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« Reply #97 on: May 23, 2016, 06:36:58 PM »
all bills clothes

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« Reply #98 on: May 23, 2016, 08:48:23 PM »
What a great shop tour.....thanks for taking the time to share!! A lot of history made in that garage................
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« Reply #99 on: May 24, 2016, 02:05:52 PM »
Would have liked to been able to take part in that, had to be a little eerie and cool all at the same time!  Joe
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« Reply #100 on: May 24, 2016, 04:53:01 PM »
it was sad because Dana Mecum was there taking inventory....I'm guessing Bills son got in touch with him to sell off his stuff.......his son has no interest in cars at all....a lot of stuff got scapped

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« Reply #101 on: May 24, 2016, 09:12:03 PM »
WOW! Scrapped that sucks! Hard to imagine an icon like that having stuff just thrown out!  JOE
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« Reply #102 on: May 26, 2016, 10:23:24 AM »
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« Reply #107 on: September 25, 2016, 01:05:21 PM »
VAUGHN, BIL & NIKKI PHILLIPS.
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« Reply #108 on: September 25, 2016, 01:06:56 PM »
Bill Jenkins Paint By Number Set.
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« Reply #109 on: February 13, 2017, 04:42:39 PM »
Start to Finish.
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« Reply #110 on: February 13, 2017, 08:31:15 PM »
I became friendly with Bill in '69 . Had a few beers with him and got some great items from him over the years  that are very collectable and I have never tried to sell them. . Last time I talked to him was 2001 at the Gators. When he passed I was amazed at what the family sold such as his Car Craft and Pro Stock Championship trophies.I found that sad. You don't have to have a interest in cars to be proud of your dad. Maybe I just don't get it.

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« Reply #111 on: February 14, 2017, 01:59:50 PM »
Here's da Grump ...... 
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« Reply #113 on: June 24, 2017, 07:46:41 PM »
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« Reply #114 on: July 10, 2017, 03:58:10 PM »
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« Reply #115 on: July 10, 2017, 03:58:44 PM »
Don & Grumpy
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« Reply #116 on: July 10, 2017, 04:00:21 PM »
Shit,I can hear Glidden warming his car up in the pits.
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« Reply #117 on: July 10, 2017, 07:23:38 PM »
Shit,I can hear Glidden warming his car up in the pits.

off-topic but that reminds me of a story:
my wife and I lived in Charlotte NC for a year.  We lived just a few miles from Charlotte Motor Speedway.  You could hear when the NASCAR guys were  practicing.  It came to a point when I could tell who's practicing.  Bill Elliott and Darrel Waltrip - slow, smooth, steady pace.  Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon - fast, erratic, tires squealing.  Dale Earnhardt and the Labonte brothers - fast and smooth.

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« Reply #118 on: July 10, 2017, 08:45:46 PM »
I don't think Glidden or any one else ever intimidated the 'Grump'

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« Reply #119 on: July 11, 2017, 10:34:42 AM »
I don't think Glidden or any one else ever intimidated the 'Grump'
Bob most likely didn't intimidate the Grump,But He sure did kick his ass. ;D
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« Reply #120 on: July 11, 2017, 11:27:08 AM »
Jenkins,Nikki & Strickler at York.
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« Reply #121 on: July 11, 2017, 11:50:17 AM »
Vega
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« Reply #122 on: July 11, 2017, 09:40:38 PM »
Glidden based on the rules at the time kicked pretty well everyones ass. But I remember a Bob Glidden who before Pro Stock raced in Stock and Super Stock and got his ass kicked on a regular basis. In particular a 65 427 Ford that could hardly get out of its own way. Lets not forget Bobs big comeback to Pro Stock racing. What a disaster that was. Then his many crew chief jobs that never seemed to last more than a week. Nor should we forget how he screwed his best buddy and biggest supporter Larry Morgan.Its best that he and Etta raise their prize winning birds and let his stats stand where they should.

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« Reply #123 on: July 11, 2017, 10:24:00 PM »
I'm staying out of it this time! ;D

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« Reply #124 on: July 12, 2017, 12:51:48 AM »
Glidden based on the rules at the time kicked pretty well everyones ass. But I remember a Bob Glidden who before Pro Stock raced in Stock and Super Stock and got his ass kicked on a regular basis. In particular a 65 427 Ford that could hardly get out of its own way. Lets not forget Bobs big comeback to Pro Stock racing. What a disaster that was. Then his many crew chief jobs that never seemed to last more than a week. Nor should we forget how he screwed his best buddy and biggest supporter Larry Morgan.Its best that he and Etta raise their prize winning birds and let his stats stand where they should.
Wow,
I guess you don't care for Glidden.Well I posted up enough of Grump on this thread for ya.You do know that you could of posted that on the Glidden thread.
Enjoy.Good thing is I don't feel the same about the Grump as you do about Glidden.I always thought He was a great racer & engine builder & that's why I started this thread for a guy that lived for racing.
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