RIP Bob Glidden

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  1. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Bummer deal. I remember Bob.
    I saw him race at SIR.

    -Mike
     
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  3. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    One of the legends gone but not forgotten.

    Even Big Daddy's getting long in the tooth these days, however I hear Ed Iskederian at the ripe old age of 96 was at PRI this year still in the game.
     
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  4. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    I used to listen to drag racing on my tiny transistor radio back in the day. Big Daddy, Mongoose, etc. Them were the days.
     
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  5. Aberdumbie

    Aberdumbie

    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    Dang man.... So many of the icons of my youth leaving us. Seems silly but I loved building model cars of the mans pro stock machines as a lad. Turned him into an imaginary friend for this young horsepower lover.... He was an awesome man and an even more awesome racer. RIP Mister Glidden.
     
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  6. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    We go to the California hot rod reunion in Bakersfield every year and on Saturday night they read the names of those racers and others involved in the sport that have passed on that year, the list is always long.
     
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  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I ran into Prudhomme at a local restaurant earlier this year. Had a little chat - he's looking great and a hella nice guy.
     
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  8. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Met and spoke with Bob and his son many many times. He was super kind and helpful to a young man who was just getting into drag racing. His Pinto was amazing!

    Sad to hear of his passing. He was a quality human being.
     
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  9. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I feel left out now. I never met and chatted with a drag racer.

    -Mike
     
  10. bobba66

    bobba66

    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
    :woot:Going to Garlit's museum next year on vacation. No telling how long he'll be around. Or me, for that matter.:woot:
     
  11. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Next time you're in NY, stop by. :D
     
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