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Dodger Glenn

There Was Only One Dodger Glenn

Several years ago it was felt that the only way to really become a proficient Top Fuel or Funny Car driver was to start out on relatively slow stock cars and then work one’s way up through the ranks to the really quick and fast machinery. Dodger Glenn of New Castle, Delaware had done just that.

An experienced driver of Modified Stock machinery on the very tough Pennsylvania short track stock car circuit, Glenn saw his first quarter mile machine make an exhibition pass down the main straightaway of a local stock car track and he was instantly “hooked”. The excitement, noise, and brutal acceleration appealed to him, and he knew that was the way he wanted his driving career to go:  in a straight line!

Beginning with a lumbering ’51 six cylinder-powered Chevy, Glenn had since worked his way up through the ranks to the controls of Jim Fox and Fred Frey’s Frantic Ford Funny Car, one of the East’s finest machines.

Glenn has spent time behind the wheel of a variety of machines including several Top Fuel dragsters. In each and every effort he achieved a considerable amount of success. His first Funny Car effort was with Fox in 1974, and they had a steady and successful run.

Glenn brought more to the Frantic Ford than just the ability to get the car from one end of the track to the other. There’s a lot more to drag racing than just driving. Glenn had the ability and desire to mingle with the fans, and that attribute has helped raise the popularity of the team’s operation. While Fox was busy maintaining the race car, Dodger spent his time helping to promote drag racing.

Public appearances by the race car had become Glenn’s forte. As Dodger said, “I enjoy talking with the kids, because they’re the ones that are going to determine the final success or failure of the quarter mile sport.

Further he added, "If I can help convince one person that drag racing is a worthwhile endeavor, convince one person to start attending the races, convince one middle-aged family man that drag racers are good people, then I’ll feel that I’ve really contributed something to the sport."

Dodger was taken from us far too early in life. During a second round match against future world champion Bruce Larson at Maple Grove Dragway in July 1978, Dodger suffered an engine explosion and subsequent crash which claimed his life. He was 33 years old with a wife and two young daughters. Dodger's memory will live on in the hearts and minds of all that knew him.

This site is dedicated to the memory of Paul Roger (Dodger) Glenn.
1945-1978. 

 

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Rocky is the President / Owner of Joe Pirrone Transmissions located in Philadelphia, PA and has a toy box of cars that are awesome including the SCREAMIN EAGLE FUNNY CAR, SOUL SURVIVOR TF COUPE, GASSERS … BOSS HYDRO TRIBUTE, K.S PITTMAN TRIBUTE CAR and BIG TIME MEMORIES.

When asked about his early memories of the Frantic Ford funny car Rocky commented, "It's funny. The Frantic Ford Mustang was the first funny car that I ever worked on as a nine year old kid, helping Jimmy Fox with between round maintenance. My dad Joe built the transmissions for this car and having the chance to bring it back to life is something I am looking forward to."

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01/06/2017
Say hello to Quik-Latch hood pins and multi-purpose push button fasteners.

01/03/2017
Please welcome MSD Ignition to the Frantic Ford Team.

01/02/2017
Fel-Pro/Federal Mogul Motorparts have come aboard.

01/01/2017
Clark Copper Head Gaskets are now the offical gaskets of the Frantic Ford Team.

10.19.2016
NEC Financial Services have jumped aboard the Frantic Ford Funny Car Team as marketing partners.

10.16.2016
Al was on the MotorMouth Radio Show today.

10.10.2016
Our own Al Liebmann on The Drag Racing Tonight Reunion Show August 2016.

07.14.2016
FRANTIC FORD FUNNY CAR with their great sponsors supporting ARTIES PARTY 2016 @ Syracuse Nationals. #lucasoil #TubOTowels #POR15 #CRCauto.

05.18.2016
Ear Peace is a new sponsor on the Frantic Ford.

05.03.2016
The Frantic Ford team supports The 2nd Annual Staff Sergeant Alex Viola Car Show.

05.02.2016
American Rebel is the new wheel's for the Frantic Ford.

03.29.2016
The world's hardest working wipes--Tub O' Towels are now on the Frantic Ford team.

03.11.2016
Hot off the Press Frantic Ford vs USA-1 at The 14th Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance, June 16-18, 2016, at Beech Bend, KY

01.18.2016
Rust prevention experts POR15 are now part of the Frantic Ford team.

12.14.2015
Welcome Hedman Hedders to the Frantic Ford family.

12.03.2015
Thanks Sam Piro for being part of our team with your SNAP-ON franchise.

For all your tool needs call Sam @ 201 481-3891 ask for the "Frantic Friend Tool Deal".

09.03.2015
After years of petitioning by Bobby Frey, Dodger Glenn will be inducted into the Maple Grove Walk of Fame. Induction will take place Sun Oct 4 at the 31st NHRA Keystone Nationals.

08.20.2015
We extend our deepest condolences to the family of Nick Bonifante. "Nitro Nick" ran a successful group of AA & BB/Funny Cars throughout the nation for many years. We'll miss you Nick.

07.21.2015
Our own Al Liebmann was featured on the Event Radio Production broadcast from Bowling Green.

06.25.2015
Garvin Motorsports seat inserts & head supports has joined the Frantic Ford team.

04.21.2015
Welcome Red Line Shirt Club to the Frantic Ford & Super Camaro Sponsorship Family for 2015. Look for a new design being sold at events featuring the Frantic Ford.

02.09.2015
FF welcomes Boninfante Friction, Inc to our team as products sponsors. Boninfante Friction is the world leader in friction clutch manufacturing for the motorsports market. Boninfante creates custom clutches for an array of applications from street car to full race clutches, from top fuel dragsters and nitro funny cars to F1 and F1H2O boats. Thanks to Nicky Boninfante & Rob Boninfante for all your help.

02.07.2015
Getting HOT! in the FRANTIC FORD CAMP for 2015 even in the WINTER .. Check out the Winter Edition of FRANTIC NEWS for what's new and exciting!!

02.04.2015
K&W products are now running on the Frantic Ford.

12.30.2014
The December Frantic News is now available. Happy New Year to everyone!

12.28.2014
Team Frantic Ford will be looking cool in 2015 styling with our Crown Deluxe Sunglasses.

12.23.2014
Welcome Sta-Lube to the Frantic Ford team.

11.19.2014
Scott Weney, chassis builder & Pres of S&W Race Cars passed away today. More info.

10.29.2014
How would you like to get your hands on this Ed Roth inspired Frantic Ford Metal Sculpture?

10.27.2014
Take a look at this decal set designed by Slixx Decals.

10.24.2014
We have a new page dedicated to Frantic Ford Art.

10.11.2014
JUST IN !! Pirrone & Ellershaw Racing will be fielding a 1970 Camaro AA/FC to run against the Frantic Ford and others in match race competition for 2015. Car name and drivers currently under negotiations. More to follow within the next few months.

08.01.2014
Street Rod and Custom Radio interview with the FRANTIC FORD @ Arties Party.

Frantic Ford is bringing back everything you loved about going to the drag strip in the 70's--the dry hops, long burn-outs, and of course the girls backing up the cars. Bonspeed Brad Fanshaw gets it all from Al Liebmann. LISTEN HERE.

07.31.2014
It's been busy in the  FRANTIC FORD CAMP for the month of July. Check out the new issue of FRANTIC NEWS that includes YORK REUNION and ARTIE'S PARTY.

07.02.2014
Getting HOT in the FRANTIC FORD CAMP for 2014. So to cool off check out the June issue of FRANTIC NEWS while you are enjoying a cold beverage.

05.30.2014
The Frantic Ford is now on Pinterest.

04.29.2014
For your viewing pleasure the Spring 2014 Frantic News.

04.23.2014
Champion Spark Plugs has joined the Frantic Ford Team.

04.03.2014
Welcome aboard our newest product sponsor Empire Covers.

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