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The World’s Fastest Animal: Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen’s Top Fuel Dragster from MPC!

posted by Ken Holewczynski 9:56 AM
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

MPC844 Prudhomme 1972 Dragster LidJOHN2

Hot on the heels of our release of Don “The Snake” Prudhomme’s 1972 Yellow Feather Top Fuel Dragster, we’re getting ready to produce the car that was raced by Don’s famous rival, Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen. This pair of drag racers brought modern showmanship and marketing to the sport with their match races and rivalry and paired that with sponsorship from Hot Wheels and made history in the process.

Now you can build and display both The Snake and The Mongoose in all of their 1972 glory. Just like the Yellow Feather kit, MPC’s Mongoose top fueler features newly-tooled rear wing struts and injector scoop, along with pad-printed rear drag slicks. Plus, as both a collectible and guide for the serious modeler, the kit includes a color photo booklet features great images taken by famous drag photographer Steve Reyes with additional image supplied by McEwen himself!

mongoose booklet

We’re also including a display base to show off your finished kit and while we featured a backdrop from Lions Drag Strip in the The Snake’s dragster, this time the base replicates another of California’s famous tracks – Orange County International Raceway.

MPC844 Prudhomme 1972 Dragster Display BaseCS5

Slated for a December release, be sure to catch this Mongoose when it hits the shelves!

3 Responses to “The World’s Fastest Animal: Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen’s Top Fuel Dragster from MPC!”

  1. Rocketfin says:

    Awesome job. I haven’t built a dragster in a few years, but I can see I’ll be getting two now, both the Snake and Mongoose. I’m glad you’re doing both cars. Thanks for the extras too, especially the pad printed tires. I really like those.

    And if anyone hasn’t seen it, be sure and check out the Snake and Mongoose movie. It’s primarily funny cars, but it’s a good flick. Perfect to watch when building these two !

  2. George Belknap says:

    McEwen and Prudhomme, doesn’t get any better. Looking forward to both of these kits. Both are long overdue as kits. Glad to see Round 2 is ready to run with this license. Hopefully we’ll see some funny cars from this license.

  3. Steven C. Reiter says:

    Hi there from out west Canada
    I was just interested in getting a copy of the Customising series instruction sheet that came with one of the 1949 ford customising kits. I have an updated kit but it does NOT have these added instruction sheets
    Can you help or advise me as how to maybe acquire one

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