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Folks Of Interest The Mongoo$e Tom McEwen

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TheTrailerGuy, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Mongoose McEwen
    Joined: Jun 22, 2011
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    Goose here. If you need something signed, you can send it with SASE to:

    Tom McEwen
    Drag Racer Magazine, Beckett Media
    22840 Savi Ranch Parkway, Suite 200
    Yorba Linda, CA 92887

    I'll sign it and get it back to you.
     
  2. Mongoose McEwen
    Joined: Jun 22, 2011
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    Mongoose here. Thanks to TheTrailerGuy for bringing this message board to my attention. I appreciate the support and I suggest if you are on Facebook or Twitter you follow me there as well.
     
  3. Mongoose McEwen
    Joined: Jun 22, 2011
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    Close, TheTrailerGuy, but it was Ed Donovan that gave me the idea.
     
  4. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    from Michigan

    Holy cow!!! Welcome aboard Tom!! :)
     
  5. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
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    Hell yeah, Welcome Tom. Slim
     
  6. TheTrailerGuy
    Joined: Jun 18, 2011
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    You big ass kisser.....
     
  7. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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    THE MAN HISS SELF!! Awl'freakin' right.
     
  8. Idlzruf
    Joined: Oct 24, 2009
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    Wow welcome Tom I just read your Hauler is being restored I cant wait to see it finished.
     
  9. Mad Mark
    Joined: Jun 23, 2007
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    Here's the Hot Wheels wedge digger my friend Marty made. Scratchbuilt from wood & modeling clay. Upscaled the drawings in the reissue of the Monogram kit to about 1/8 scale. The body is all airbrushed and/or hand painted.

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  10. TheTrailerGuy
    Joined: Jun 18, 2011
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    I stand corrected completely.... i was busy scratching your dogs butt when you told me the story and we were having a moment... i missed a small detail here and there. Forgive me, plus i was still stunned by that drive in movie theater of a TV you had in your living room.

    Great story though!!
     
  11. McEwen? 1991? Top Fueler? I'm thinking that must have been behind the wheel of Jack Clark's T/F? :confused:
     
  12. Welcome aboard Amigo.........
     
  13. 296 V8
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    296 V8
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    Sure don’t seem right to have FNG under that name …… Ryan cant you switch that out for RULER.
     
  14. TheTrailerGuy
    Joined: Jun 18, 2011
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    How about Nitro God.

    Or Legend

    or... well you get the idea. Without Tom here to properly warp our young open minds years ago, we'd all probably be riding ten speeds in the mountains with spandex pants on. (Shudder.....)
     
  15. truckncoupe
    Joined: Apr 4, 2009
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    Obviously the GOOSE is a CLASS ACT!!! He's talking to us and seems to be enjoying as much as we are!!! Very cool!:D Time to come back to Tulsa for an event and be the draw....Big Daddy Don was here last weekend!
     
  16. truckncoupe
    Joined: Apr 4, 2009
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    Looking through my old Polariod pics from the 70's ..I'm sure Tom the Mongoose remembers some of these guys...

    Kelly Chadwick, King Camaro, Mike Burcharts, Grim Reeper,Drag On,Gene Snow,Barry Setzer, Wonderwagon,Showtime, Tennessee BoWeevil, Color Me Gone,Wilfred's Camaro, Motown Shaker,Gold Digger,Revellution, just some names on the car pics I've got , I know who the drivers are! Man keep this thread going for sure! I still have alot of handout pics from the 70's as well....Still a kid at heart!:cool:
     
  17. Muttley
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    Welcome aboard sir, you are a true legend.
     
  18. Mad Mark
    Joined: Jun 23, 2007
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    Correct. FNG = Fargin' Nitro God.
     
  19. Shaggy
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    from Sultan, WA

  20. KathleenS
    Joined: Jun 24, 2011
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    from Missouri

    Tom McEwen personally sells racing memorbilia out of Prestige Hobby in Buena Park, California. I buy all my Mongoose stuff from there because they have the best prices and I know the autographed items are authentic. Here is a link to the Mongoose items on the website: http://www.prestigehobbies.com/search.php?mode=search&page=1
    You can hit "Home" to see the other stuff they sell there.
    Many things are autographed by Tom:
    http://www.prestigehobbies.com/-Snake-vs-Mongoose-Dragsters-Hot-Wheels.html
    and:
    http://www.prestigehobbies.com/Mongoose-McEwen-Wedge-Dragster-Signed-Mattel-1-64.html
    and others, as well. Great stuff!!
    Good Luck!
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2011
  21. kurtis
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    from Australia

    All we need now is for the Snake to sign up.

    Welcome to the HAMB.
     
  22. BOWTIE BROWN
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
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    Iam over whelmed by Mr McEwen's post #3. With my name & his offer to sign anything for us on the same message . Thank you GOOSE & welcome aboard. I have waited & posted a long time for this moment , YOU ARE THE MAN SIR. (beyond respect) I PERSONALLY WANT TO THANK YOU .
    BOWTIE BROWN
     
  23. sololobo
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    T.M., looks friggin perfect, love seeing his interest staying so keen. He thrilled and chilled me so many times watching all those great grudge/match races, never another like it will happen. Thanx Tom! ~sololobo~
     
  24. BOWTIE BROWN
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    Oh I forgot to mention .......H.A.M.B. DRAGS AT MOKAN (JOPLIN,MO.) August 20th .
    If you catch my drift.(i'll work the booth for free)
    "AND THE BOWTIE ROLLS ON"
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2011
  25. Mongoose McEwen
    Joined: Jun 22, 2011
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    The hauler was finished a while ago. You can read about the state Don Prudhomme found it in here: http://www.motortopia.com/dragracer/departments/the-mongoose-journals/the-hot-wheels-hauler-976/

    Don just finished restoring a red Hot Wheels funny car to match the red hauler. We just posted some pictures here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.197410510309659.62893.167871263263584

    I'm heading down to Don's shop tomorrow to see the matching set!
     
  26. Mongoose McEwen
    Joined: Jun 22, 2011
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    Do I want to know what FNG stand for?
     
  27. Last part of FNG is New Guy. Welcome!
     
  28. VonWegener
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    Fastest New Guy - FNG.
    Thank you Mongoose for decades of great entertainment!
     
  29. Mongoose McEwen
    Joined: Jun 22, 2011
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  30. Mongoose McEwen
    Joined: Jun 22, 2011
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    Haha, so it is what I thought.
     

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