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#4784433 - 06/11/18 10:53 PM RIP Tom McEwen
02SE Offline

Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 2727
Loc: The Canyons
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to talk with him a few times at National events. He will be missed by many. Condolences to his family and friends.

Tom McEwen: A pictorial look back

#4784439 - 06/11/18 11:04 PM Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE]
Marco620 Offline

Registered: 02/25/14
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Loc: Deplorable Kansan,HK fan!
Sad to loss him.
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#4784443 - 06/11/18 11:08 PM Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE]
555 Offline

Registered: 06/08/09
Posts: 372
Loc: New England
When I was a kid(in age) I collected drag racer cards instead of baseball cards and was very pleased I got "The Mongoose".
Never did get "The Snake" but was really happy I got one of the two.
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#4784448 - 06/11/18 11:19 PM Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE]
bdcardinal Offline

Registered: 06/03/05
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Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
He was before my time, but I appreciate everything the early racers did to make the sport what it is today.

Unrelated I saw Andy Granatelli at Costco years ago. He saw me getting the Kirkland version of Gatorade and asked if I could get one for him. I said "Sure anything for Mr 500" and the smile he had was incredible.
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#4784506 - 06/12/18 04:49 AM Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE]
demarpaint Offline

Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29747
Loc: NY
I remember him well. RIP Tom McEwen.
God Bless Our Troops

#4784537 - 06/12/18 06:28 AM Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE]
A_Harman Offline

Registered: 10/01/10
Posts: 6919
Loc: Michigan
The independent film "Snake & Mongoose" from a few years ago chronicles Tom McEwen's contribution to the sport. It was mostly his idea to create the match race series between him and Don Prudhomme, and presented it to Mattel for sponsorship. The Snake and Mongoose Hot Wheels sets were a big hit with kids. (I was one of them.)
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#4784572 - 06/12/18 07:03 AM Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE]
Snagglefoot Offline

Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1707
Loc: Alberta
Thanks for posting. A legend at a magical time.

#4784609 - 06/12/18 07:44 AM Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE]
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Registered: 03/17/08
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Loc: Michigan
Loved the Snake and Mongoose rivalry.
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#4784617 - 06/12/18 07:50 AM Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE]
sunruh Offline

Registered: 06/28/05
Posts: 1935
Loc: Cedar Park, TX
sorry to hear he is gone.
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#4784849 - 06/12/18 12:30 PM Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE]
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Registered: 05/26/14
Posts: 3396
Loc: Columbus,Nebraska
Thought we saw McEwen at the 1958 nationals but not sure.

Edited by Yah-Tah-Hey (06/12/18 12:37 PM)

#4784934 - 06/12/18 02:18 PM Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE]
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Registered: 10/09/14
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Loc: Idaho
I saw Gas Rhonda at his daughters wedding.
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#4787665 - 06/15/18 06:20 PM Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE]
Garak Offline

Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 24574
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Very nice link.
Plain, simple Garak.

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#4788043 - 06/16/18 08:03 AM Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: ZZman]
HYUNDAIFAN0001 Offline

Registered: 05/11/18
Posts: 152
Loc: GA
Originally Posted By: ZZman
Loved the Snake and Mongoose rivalry.

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