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RIP Tom McEwen #4784433
06/11/18 09:53 PM
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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

Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE] #4784439
06/11/18 10:04 PM
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Sad to loss him.


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Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE] #4784443
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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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Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE] #4784448
06/11/18 10:19 PM
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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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Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE] #4784506
06/12/18 03:49 AM
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I remember him well. RIP Tom McEwen.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE] #4784537
06/12/18 05:28 AM
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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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Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE] #4784572
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Thanks for posting. A legend at a magical time.


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Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE] #4784609
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Loved the Snake and Mongoose rivalry.


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Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE] #4784617
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HUGE FAN!!!
sorry to hear he is gone.


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Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE] #4784849
06/12/18 11:30 AM
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Thought we saw McEwen at the 1958 nationals but not sure.

Last edited by Yah-Tah-Hey; 06/12/18 11:37 AM.
Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE] #4784934
06/12/18 01:18 PM
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I saw Gas Rhonda at his daughters wedding.


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Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: 02SE] #4787665
06/15/18 05:20 PM
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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Very nice link.


Plain, simple Garak.

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Re: RIP Tom McEwen [Re: ZZman] #4788043
06/16/18 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
Loved the Snake and Mongoose rivalry.

+1


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