Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hot Wheels- Snake & Mongoose


 In Bakersfield California, each HOT ROD REUNION event features a wide variety of activities, including NHRA vintage drag racing, featuring some the sport's most famous and historic cars and drivers racing in such classes at Nostalgia Top Fuel, Funny Car, Fuel Altereds, Supercharged Gassers, Classic Super Stock, Hot Rods and others. 


Snake & Mongoose the Movie (memory lane) 

This all started with Lesney Products in 1953, Matchbox toys were sold in boxes similar in style and size to those in which matches were sold.  

Then boom 1968 Hot Wheels is born from Mattel, Hot Wheels were conceived to be more like "tricked out" cars as compared to Matchbox cars. "Torsion Bar" the axles followed a "C"-like shape that was connected to the chassis. When pushed down, the axles would bend like real shocks.  The metallic Spectra-flame paintwork also marked out these models from the drab enamel of Matchbox cars. The Redline Era as until 1977 the wheels had a red line etched around the tire rim, popular on muscle cars at the time. 

In 1970 Mongoose & Snake Drag Race Set, which reached values as high as $500 during the 1990s, but has since been produced in modified replica form. It featured yellow Plymouth Barracuda and red Plymouth Duster funny cars, loops, jumps, and even an apparatus that would deploy drag chutes after they crossed the finish line, all in a box showing Don Prudhomme and Tom McEwen.

   Snake & Mongoose, depicts one of the greatest rivalries in National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) history, and the groundbreaking accomplishments of Don 'the Snake' Prudhomme (Jesse Williams) and Tom 'the Mongoose' McEwen (Richard Blake) in all of drag racing, sports marketing, and sponsorship such as Hot Wheels. Watch the trailer and other clips about the movie. 

Snake & Mongoose



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