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Old 06-12-2018, 11:35 AM
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Another legend of my youth is gone. Tom "the Mongoose" McEwen died at 81. He and Don "the Snake" Prudhomme were legendary in drag racing.



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Old 06-12-2018, 11:39 AM
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Sorry to hear that. I loved my Snake and Mongoose Hot Wheels set. RIP.
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:22 PM
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Both he and Don knew how to WHACK THE GAS !
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Sorry to hear that. I loved my Snake and Mongoose Hot Wheels set. RIP.


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I loved watching them as a kid. I stopped watching Funny Cars and have no idea who is in it now.
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I loved watching them as a kid. I stopped watching Funny Cars and have no idea who is in it now.
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I don't keep up anymore either, but I do know John Force is still in it along with his daughters.

Edit: Just looked it up, Courtney Force is top in points now, and John is #8. Courtney's sister Brittany is currently #8 in Top Fuel.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:52 AM
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John Force is one of the few 'old timers' still driving.
The Bernstein's and Connie Kalitta stopped a while ago.
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John Force is one of the few 'old timers' still driving.
The Bernstein's and Connie Kalitta stopped a while ago.

There is still a Kalitta. Don't know if it's a sibling, son, cousin, or what. Pedregon has a relative still in it too. Those are all names that started popping up at the end of The Snake's driving career and into his team ownership era. That's also about the time that I quit paying attention, except to watch Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Angelle Sampey, and occasionally John Force's daughters. Pro Stock Motorcycle has sucked ever since they changed the rules to let Hardly Ableson and Buell compete. They get a crap load of displacement and weight advantages in all forms of motorcycle racing.
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Doug Kalitta is Connie's nephew.
They have a huge air transport/ cargo operation based out of the former Wurtsmith AFB in Oscoda Mi about 3 miles away from my cottage on Cedar Lake. Their operation is about 3 miles West of Lake Huron.

Hardly-Movingson bikes are ALL HEAVY JUNK-MOTORED TURDS.
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