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Old 06-11-2018, 09:50pm   #1
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Default Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen has passed away

Rest in Peace Tom.

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Old 06-12-2018, 02:57am   #2
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Used to read lots of pages in mags in competition with another fellow, I can't remember his handle now,....been a while....

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Old 06-12-2018, 04:07am   #3
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Used to read lots of pages in mags in competition with another fellow, I can't remember his handle now,....been a while....

That would be Don "The Snake" Prudhomme.

Sad to lose a racing legend
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:29am   #4
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Oh no, very sad, a true legend of the racing world
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:35am   #5
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Had me a Mongoose Hot Wheels car as a kid.
Great memories from a great driver. Thanks Tom... RIP

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Old 06-12-2018, 07:06am   #6
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:56am   #7
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Growing up my parents said as a baby I always had to have Hot Wheels cars in my hands.The Snake and the Mongoose were some of my favorites,even had the racing set and played it until it broke.
Very sad news indeed.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:20am   #8
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:02pm   #9
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The Snake and the Mongoose made drag racing what it is today. They brought big corporate sponsorship to the table. RIP, Tom.
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:43pm   #10
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I watched Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen race many times through the years. Got to see The Mongoose an Don "The Snake" Prudhomme several times at match races. I at the US Nationals in Indy in 78 McEwen went up against Prudhomme in the funny car final. Tom's son had died a few weeks before. When Tom's win light came on the whole place was applauding. May he rest in peace and be blessed by God.
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:30pm   #11
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One of the greatest showman that ever raced a car.
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