If you think drag racing is boring, we encourage you to take a closer look at the sport's early days. When Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen were first lining up to shoot down the quarter mile against each other in the '60s, the National Hot Rod Association was still less than 15 years old. Back then, the cars were more dangerous and a driver was lucky to have a local parts store for a sponsor. But Prudhomme and McEwen changed all that with their public rivalry and lightning-quick marketing sense. It was these two who first talked Mattel into sponsoring their cars with the Hot Wheels toy line, unleashing a torrent of marketing dollars on the entire motorsports world.

Decades later, a new independent film is out to tell that story. Snake & Mongoose follows Prudhomme and McEwen throughout their arc of their relationship, and the first trailer for the flick has officially landed online. You can check it out below and be sure to head over to the movie site for more information. Word has it we can expect to see the film hit theaters early next year.

Snake&Mongoose first trailer from Wayne Holloway on Vimeo.



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      Car Guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like it. The kids reading here can learn about something besides drifting...........
      throwback
      • 2 Years Ago
      Brings back memories, I had those Hot wheel cars. I remember watching them race live once in the early 70's. Those cars always looked like they were a split second from blowing up. I don't know how they kept them in a relative straight line!
      chrono00
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm actually looking forward to this movie since I first heard about it a few months ago. Definitely going to watch this when it comes out to theatres. Since it's an indie film, most likely I'll have to drive all the way to Irvine, Hollywood or Los Angeles just to watch it. Riverside sucks sometimes.
      csrecord
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bad wigs, fake side burns, fake cars, and lame actors. Kill it with fire.
      gijoemanning
      • 2 Years Ago
      nope still looks boring
      macutty
      • 2 Years Ago
      The problem with retrospectives like this is they usually get loose with the facts in order to over dramatize the story and they lack the technical details and authenticity with fake cars and fancy editing instead of any real speed
      gakeens
      • 2 Years Ago
      I built model kits of both these cars when I was a kid, wish I still had em. What are the chances of there being merchandising for this movie?
      dukeisduke
      • 2 Years Ago
      I followed the guys in Hot Rod, and yeah, I had the Hot Wheels cars.
      SmokinJoe347
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm a Brit & got given a bunch of Hot Rod magazines when I was about 12 from a family friend (I was born in 61) & most of them were full of the rivalry between these 2 awesome drivers who were the best in their day. I had absolutely no idea being a kid & all that, these 2 intense rivals were actually great friends at the same time. I also had no idea that the "Hot Wheels" set I got 1 Christmas was sponsoring both cars as I was just a kid at the time, now I'm knocking on 52 I understand a lot more obviously but this film would be awesome because to racers, competition is everything & these 2 guy's were the dogs bo**ocks,