Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen are legendary men… there’s no disputing that fact. The two became rivals during the glory days of the NHRA, while also helping move a few more units at the Hot Wheels toy display. It was through McEwen’s brilliant marketing that the two were able to secure the fastest cars thanks to the dollars that came rolling in. These two men paved the way for today’s quarter mile heroes, and they did do in machines that are slower yet far more terrifying than the land rockets of today.
It appears that Hollywood has taken a short break from redoing whatever action movie worked well in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and/or 90’s to tell the tale of these two mighty figures. The film is called Snake&Mongoose, and it appears to be set for a 2013 release. We will keep our hopes for this one in check, but the trailer serves up some goosebumps thanks to the perfect music choices and some shots of classic drag racing glory.
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