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Message started by rick-cea on 07/30/13 at 09:33:28

Title: Racing movies out in September
Post by rick-cea on 07/30/13 at 09:33:28

both Formula One and NHRA will hit the big screen in September!!

"Rush" 9/27
A biography of Austrian Formula 1 champion driver Niki Lauda and the 1976 crash that almost claimed his life. Mere weeks after the accident, he got behind the wheel to challenge his British rival, James Hunt.
Director:
Ron Howard

http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQyMDE0MTY0OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjI2OTI0OQ@@._V1_SX214_.jpg

"Snake and Mongoose" 9/6
The untold story of how Southern California drag racers, Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen combined with corporate giants to change the face of sports and ultimately became the most famous rivalry in racing history.

http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQ0MDczODUyMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjkzNDI5OQ@@._V1_SY317_CR6,0,214,317_.jpg

Title: Re: Racing movies out in September
Post by StvMan on 07/30/13 at 15:54:30

I've seen Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen go at it at Maple Grove Raceway when I was a kid.

Title: Re: Racing movies out in September
Post by rick-cea on 07/31/13 at 13:36:03


5E797B406C630D0 wrote:
I've seen Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen go at it at Maple Grove Raceway when I was a kid.


Did you have the Hot Wheels cars and track - I Did!

Title: Re: Racing movies out in September
Post by Bryan_T on 07/31/13 at 14:11:47

I had the smash-up pull-cord ones with the ramps. AWESOME toy!!

Title: Re: Racing movies out in September
Post by StvMan on 07/31/13 at 15:05:03

No but I did get Don Purdhomme's autograph on a pic of him and his car. Haven't seen it for years though :(  think it got lost in my many moves when I was a younger man.

Title: Re: Racing movies out in September
Post by rick-cea on 07/31/13 at 18:19:39

here's a newer version ~ starting line:

http://devwpmembersdcx.cirrata.com/Media/PublicationsArticle/images/DCX_6_4_Fall10_017_img001.jpg

and finish line:
http://devwpmembersdcx.cirrata.com/Media/PublicationsArticle/images/DCX_6_4_Fall10_017_img004.jpg

and I had one of these dragsters:

http://1stopdiecast.com/Blog/AutoMeeting/HWN4609-G-Zipper.JPG

even a snake funny car:

http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mwdoHiHp7mpEJqs0PvhK3VA.jpg

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