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Tom Mongoose McEwen Rear Engine Dragster 1/24

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  • Tom Mongoose McEwen Rear Engine Dragster 1/24
  • Tom Mongoose McEwen Rear Engine Dragster 1/24
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1/24 Scale. This kit comes from the fantastic Monogram Tooling.

The fastest class of standing start racers is represented by Tom McEwen's famous digger 'The Mongoose'. This kit has a fully detailed engine, 1-piece chassis frame, removable body panels, roll cage, seated driver, filigree steering linkage, rear wing, standing crew figure, starting 'Christmas Tree', chrome-plated trim parts plus vinyl tires, ignition wires, fuel and oil lines. Decals represent colourful racing livery and sponsor logos.

 

Tom "Mongoose" McEwen (Jan 14, 1937 - Jun 10, 2018) was one of drag racings most popular competitors. His racing career spanned 45 years. His rivalry with Don "Snake" Prudhomme was legendary throughout the early 1970's. Their weekly matchups brought the spotlight to the sport and the sponsorship with Hot Wheels enabled them to really raise their game. McEwen did most of his racing on West Coast tracks setting a new low at the time of 6.39 seconds at the famous Lion's Drag Strip. He also won the AHRA World Finals at Spokane Raceway Park in 1982, the prestigious Big Bud Shootout in 1984, and Top Fuel at the 1991 Summernationals at Englishtown, NJ. He retired from racing in 1992, and later worked as motorsports director for Drag Racer magazine. He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2001

 

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