Professional drag racing’s most famous duo, Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen will be signing posters for their blockbuster new movie (set for a September 6th release) on Saturday, April 6th at the Goodguys 13th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Both famous Funny Car stars will be on hand throughout the day to sign autographs, meet with fans and participate in a special meet & greet Q & A to talk about their storied careers and the new motion picture starring Jesse Williams as “Snake” and Richard Blake as “Mongoose”.
Prudhomme and McEwen are credited as being some of the first professional drag racers to bring major corporate funding to drag racing team sponsorship when they inked Mattel’s Hot Wheels to a multi-year deal in the 1960s, setting off drag racing’s greatest-ever rivalry. “Snake & Mongoose” toured together extensively in the 1960s and 70s match racing on the nations drag strips while gaining international stardom. Kids throughout the world can easily recall the scene as the loudspeaker would blare out “SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY and there would be Don “The Snake” Prudhomme in his earth shaking Barracuda facing- off with Tom “Mongoose” McEwen in his fire-spitting demon, the Duster in a best out of three match race.
The meet & greet with Snake & Mongoose will begin just after 12 NOON 4/6 at the Clocktower. Following the meet & greet, fans will be treated to the Goodguys “Nitro Thunderfest” featuring 5 vintage top fuel dragsters being fired off one at a time. Then it’s autograph time so don’t miss your chance to get a FREE signed movie poster!
To see a preview of “Snake & Mongoose” click here.