RIP Shirl Greer

Discussion in 'NHRA' started by NYNitro86, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. NYNitro86

    NYNitro86 Nitro Member

  2. onfire

    onfire Nitro Member

    That guy just LOVED to race......period!! And he could thrash with the best of 'em. GodSpeed, Shirl.

    Late.......Mitch
  3. mw6789

    mw6789 Nitro Member

    Sad--my condolences to his wife and sons. His performance when he won the title had to be one of the most courageous ever. RIP.
  4. Shazam

    Shazam Nitro Member

    Godspeed Champ!
  5. Rajunz

    Rajunz Nitro Member

    First funny car pass I ever saw......................Shirl Greer's "Tension" vs. the "Super Duster".
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  6. Bluey

    Bluey Nitro Member

    Thanks for the memories.......

    Condolences to his family and friends.
  7. Prestaged

    Prestaged Nitro Member

    First NHRA Funny Car champ under a points system. He earned it, too. RIP!
  8. marlin

    marlin Nitro Member

    " Chained Lightning "

    Saw Shirl many times at Thunder Valley USA ..As has been previously posted , he did love to race and would take time to talk to you about it ..
    We have lost yet another Pioneer of our sport ....

    RIP Shirl
  9. NONE

    NONE Nitro Member

    Here's a pic a friend of mine took at Bristol in 1968.

    RIP Big Guy.

    Wayne.

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  10. yoda

    yoda Nitro Member

    Wasn't that the season that he literally burnt the car to the ground at the last race of the year, rebuilt it, climbed in with hand burns and won the Championship? One racin' S.O.B.......:cool:

    We lost a great one, folks... Rest in Peace, sir.
  11. Stu

    Stu Nitro Member

    Wilmer Shirl Greer, Kingsport
    Wilmer Shirl Greer, 75, of Kingsport, died on Friday at James H. Quillen DVAMC in Mountain Home, Tenn. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Carter Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport. A eulogy will be given at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Military graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn.

    May God rest his soul.
  12. Nitrohaulic

    Nitrohaulic Nitro Member

    I was reading the article in a newspaper on the wall of their transporter at Hot Rod Reunion a couple or so years ago. The photo showed him grimacing in pain after being helped into the car.

    Condolences to the family. Was just getting to know Shirl when I could. My experiences racing with Van were never anything less than the best.
  13. Rusty

    Rusty Nitro Member

    Cut my teeth at Rockingham in the early seventies. Shirl and Pat Foster always had the to baddest hot rods there. God's speed to both.

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