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Tom “The Mongoo$e” Surprise Birthday Party!

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Tom “The Mongoo$e” McEwen was totally caught by surprise by his surprise birthday party today.  The crew at Beckett Media and his friends gathered together to celebrate his 75th birthday.  Yes, hard to believe 75 years old!  It’s amazing he’s still alive considering his career choice.  Driving top fuel dragsters and nitro funny cars isn’t conducive to a long life span.  He’s been crashed, blown and burned up countless times, from coast to coast….and lived to tell.  Everyone really went out of their way to throw him a grand birthdayl party.  The planning was extensive, cloaked in secrecy.  And it all came together just as planned.  He was got but good.  There was plenty of good food, conversation and the Beckett women even went to the trouble to create a skit, going as far as to write and a perform a song in his honor.  Goo$e makes it a point never to show emotion, but you could tell he really appreciated all the time and effort that went into the celebration of his birth.

See some great photos of the birthday party. (http://www NULL.motortopia NULL.com/album/30328)

See a great retrospective video of G00$e’s career (http://youtu NULL.be/Wk0S3GkQUYQ).

Leave a favorite one paragraph comment about a good memory of The Mongoo$e.  The top three comments (as judged by us in a totally unscientific manner) will a receive a free signed Mongoo$e poster.  Deadline is Feb. 15.

History for Sale

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

What are my Bids for a Quick Trip Back to Yesterday?

 There was a time, not too long ago, when old race cars were simply discarded when their usefulness as weapons of war had come to an end. They were retired, replaced, and in most cases, removed from the premises without remorse. No love. No eulogies. No death with dignity. Some were unceremoniously scrapped, dispassionately dismantled or just dumped in the corner of a bleak and drafty warehouse, disrespectfully covered with a plastic tarp or a few shipping blankets in what could be described as the automotive equivalent of the county morgue. (more…)

Now you can Bring the Excitement of NHRA Racing Into Your Home

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Reality and perception draw closely together when you check out Auto World’s NHRA slot cars. The 1:64 scale cars sport intimate detail and full-size speed. Race them on Auto World’s Pro Racing Dragstrip slot track and you’ll have the thrill of big show drag racing right in your basement or living room. (more…)

Behind the Scenes with… Charlie Neilson

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Unquestionably, Charlie Neilson should be high on the BFF (Best Friends Forever) list of any serious NHRA drag racer. As the Association’s Contingency Sponsor Service Manager, Neilson is the guy responsible for amassing, organizing and overseeing distribution of some $19,000,000 posted this year at all NHRA Full Throttle (National), Get Screened America, Pro Mod, Jegs Sportsnationals, Lucas Oil (Divisional) and Summit E.T. Championship Series events. (more…)