Snake Mongoose

Snake Mongoose

“Snake & Mongoose” headline NHRA’s Funny Car display

CONCORD, N.C. – The intense rivalry that defined drag racing in the early 1970s for millions of young fans will be remembered during the 50th Anniversary of the Funny Car exhibit at the April 7-10 Pennzoil AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Rivals Don “Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “Mongoose” McEwen did not invent the Funny...

Snake and Mongoose go from drag strip to silver screen

Anyone who grew up playing with redline Hot Wheels or watched drag racing in the late 1960s and early 1970s thinks cars — not animals — upon hearing the phrase “Snake and Mongoose.”  The famous Barracuda of Don “Snake” Prudhomme and Duster of Tom “Mongoose” McEwen exhibition raced on drag strips across the country...