Hanging with Tom “Mongoose” McEwen and Don “Snake” Prudhomme


At the same NHRA Museum event, I crossed paths with Tom “Mongoose” McEwen (back to camera) and Don “Snake” Prudhomme. Don is a regular at the Barrett-Jackson auctions. As I write this, I’m trying to put together a comedy bit for the upcoming 2013 Scottsdale auction where Don and I have some on-camera fun with a pair of Hot Wheels cars. Time will tell if we get it done or not. On related news, keep your eyes out for the upcoming feature film “Mongoose and Snake” a bio-pic about the legendary exploits of Wildlife Racing – the first big time non-automotive drag race sponsorship. You do remember the Mattel Hot Wheels-sponsored Mongoose and Snake Duster / ‘Cuda funny cars, don’t you? Me too!

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About Steve Magnante

You can call me Steve Mags, it’s easiest that way. You’ve watched me on the Barrett-Jackson auction block for the past eight years on SPEED TV. You’ve read my technical and feature stories in HOT ROD, CAR CRAFT and MUSCLE CAR REVIEW magazines (and many others). You’ve seen my books; “How-To Build Altered Wheelbase Cars”, “Rusted Muscle; A Collection of Derelict Dream Machines” and “Steve Magnante’s 1,001 Muscle Car Trivia Facts” (which comes out in June, 2013). I am an automotive journalist, automotive historian, drag racer, car builder and TV host with over 20 years in the business.

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