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Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:41 PM

Oh mannnn... this is such a buster.
 
These guys were my childhood...' Snake and Mongoose' was just the way it was always supposed to be. Now it's just the 'Snake...'
 
RIP, Tom 'The Mongoose' McEwen.
 
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:56 PM

GW,

 

We've been having massive thunder here near my place in GA for the last couple of hours, but not much rain (which of course means the bad part of the storms missed me!).

 

Sadly, now I know why...


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 05:00 PM

NHRA legend Tom 'The Mongoose' McEwen dead at 81
 
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 05:05 PM

RIP, Mongoose.

 

Thank you for so many great memories.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 05:30 PM

I think all my friends had a Mongoose and Snake Hot Wheels set...

 

RIP... Goose.

 

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:45 AM

Another nice tribute to Tom McEwen, with a good bit of background historical info I haven't seen elsewhere.
 
Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen, 1937-2018


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:33 PM

Snake & Mongoose.jpg

 

Although it was panned critically, and apparently had limited distribution, I enjoyed this drama-documentary film.

 

It's available on DVD if you haven't seen it already. Personally, I feel that all of the period cars/race cars and such make it worth the time to watch.

 

Click Here for the Movie Trailer   

 

Snake & Mongoose: Behind The Movie

 

John Force talks about the Snake and Mongoose Movie


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:27 PM

The movie is definitely worth watching if you have any desire to know the real men and not what you saw in "Hot Rod"  magazine.


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