Archive for November, 2011

Introducing The 2K, the First Aftermarket Cleveland Available by the Crate

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

McKeown Motorsports Custom Tailors the Induction Systems on These Beauties Like a Fine Suit

The world’s first aftermarket Cleveland crate engine was unveiled recently by McKeown Motorsport & Engineering (MME). They call it the 2K.

Though MME’s 2K crate engine distinguishes itself from its mighty predecessor of the ‘70s and ‘80s in many ways—internally balanced forged crankshaft, deck plate bored and honed, priority mains wet or dry sump lubrication systems and so on—it is the multiple choices of induction systems that set it apart from the conventional crate engine. MME offers five different cylinder heads, and the technicians at the company require specific information to select the correct cylinder heads and induction system for every engine. (more…)

Fast Jack

Friday, November 18th, 2011

You Know What he Does, but do you Know who he Is?

John Russell Beckman has stared death in the face. Not behind the wheel of the Aaron’s/Valvoline Dodge Funny Car, which he drives for Don Schumacher Racing, although there is certainly an element of real danger attached to that. No, the man they call Fast Jack had his most intimate encounter with his final curtain in 2004 after a visit to his doctor’s office, and what he confronted, endured, overcame and achieved while bobbing and weaving around the Grim Reaper does much in telling the story of who he is. (more…)

Mongoo$e Journals

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

It seems like old times for Snake and me; between friendship and business we’ve been spending more time together as of late than since the Hot Wheels days. (more…)

Make Room for These Beauties!

Friday, November 11th, 2011

These little jewels are available from Prestige Hobbies, 1238 S. Beach Blvd. Anaheim, CA 92804, call toll-free 888.886.5778 or click on Prestige-hobbies.com (http://www NULL.prestige-hobbies NULL.com/). (more…)

Quarter-Mile Update

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Lights, Camera, Action! Snake and Mongoo$e Motion Picture Moves Forward

Drag Racing prepares to return to the big screen after a 30-year absence. Not since Heart Like A Wheel has our sport received much cinematic attention.

Rhino Films and newly formed shingle Storywise Productions have acquired life-story rights from legendary drag racing rivals Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “The Mongoo$e” McEwen, and partnered with NHRA to produce a movie about their years revolutionizing one of the world’s most thrilling sports on and off the track. (more…)

Bells and Whistles

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

MSD's New Pro Billet Ready-to-Run Distributors—Bolt on Fire Up!

MSD’s New Pro Billet Ready-to-Run Distributors—Bolt on Fire Up!

They’re the perfect upgrade for ancient breaker points or other worn out distributors. Beneath the bolt-down cap is a maintenance-free magnetic pickup, which produces accurate trigger signals, while an oversized shaft is guided by a sealed ball bearing. An easy-to-adjust mechanical advance allows a custom-tailored timing curve to match what the engine needs, while a vacuum advance canister increases economy on long cruises. An added bonus is the built-in rev limiter. The rpm limit is simple to set and allows for rapid acceleration without over-rev damage from a broken driveline or missed shift. (more…)