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Folks Of Interest Bob Glidden ill ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gizzy, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. Condolences to Etta, Billy, Rusty and their many, many friends.
  2. ilovemycar1958
    Joined: Nov 24, 2017
    Posts: 13


    met bob way back in new jersey. early 80s. Fairmont.. E town. spring nats. awesome guy. shook his hand. wished him luck.. his answer was ! ill need it.. lol.. cleaned up that day set mat record too. sweet guy.. my idol..
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  3. kabinenroller
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
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  4. egads
    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
    Posts: 1,377


    Bob autographed my galaxie at the US Nationals this year. A hero to many, DSCN6659.JPG DSCN6660.JPG RIP.
  5. oldandkrusty
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 2,141


    Crap, another legend gone from us. Just crap...
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  6. Bob Glidden.jpg
    Bob Glidden
    August 18, 1944 –December 17, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2017
  7. Glidden's "HAMB-friendly" (1965 Ford 427 Galaxie 500) racecar:

    Bob Glidden - 1965 427 Galaxie 500 (1).jpg
    Bob Glidden - 1965 427 Galaxie 500 (2).jpg
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  8. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,977


    Great talent. He also had a heck of a wife. Behind every great man...
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  9. 48fordnut
    Joined: Nov 4, 2005
    Posts: 4,177


    Another one gone R.I.P. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
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  10. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 3,053


    What a great photo of a true sportsman. I can understand putting your logo on this post but I
    bet this is impressive matted and framed (without a watermark).
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  11. Ranchero59
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 494


    Bob was one of my favorite pro stock drivers. Back in the early 90's I would go to Seattle Raceway and stand in his pits and watch Bob and his wife and his son wrench on the car between rounds. Very low key operation. I thought that was awesome. Prayers to the family. RIP Bob. Great memories.
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  12. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 7,706

    Marty Strode

    Back in the 80's and 90's when the NHRA Trail came up to Seattle, Woodburn Dragstrip here in Oregon would have Pro Stock race in the middle of the week. You could compare the length of lines to get autographs, Bob's line was at least twice as long as anyone else. I remember when he had a man to man talk with one of his Sons about cheating with Nitrous. He took the kid in his trophy room, and boldly stated, "I didn't have to cheat to win any of this ! ". He was a true innovator, driver and gentleman ! RIP Mr. Glidden.
  13. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 17,394

    from oregon

    As was in the family's' statement Bob is now pain free, he will be missed.

    Saw Bob passing the football with his boys in the pits at SIR in 1979, nice to see the family man side of your heroes, you don't see that anymore in the big show.
    I went to a number of those "hooky Wednesdays" at Woodburn too Marty, boy those were something, the best of the best, at arms reach, good times.

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  14. ironrodder
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
    Posts: 193


    Raced against him in Super Stock. Proud to see how well he did over the years. No one worked harder or was a more honorable racer. He will be missed.
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  15. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 24,429


    Condolences to the Glidden family and friends on the passing of Bob. Thanks to everyone painting the picture of this very skilled Racer.
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  16. Sad to hear, RIP Bob... was my favorite pro-stock driver growing up...
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  17. rd4pin
    Joined: Feb 2, 2010
    Posts: 177

    from louisiana

    A true legend has left us, with fond memories of just how great he was.
    He will be remembered as my favorite Pro Stock driver, being a Ford fan.
    Thoughts and prayers to all his family on this sad day.
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