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IT’S SHOW TIME!! Where we will be — Summer 2014

The Quarter Mile Foundation will be participating at several major racing and car shows this summer.

Here is the schedule of events:

JUNE 6 & 7Gasser Reunion – Thompson Raceway Park – Thompson, Ohio (8233 Sidley Road)

JUNE 1020th HOT ROD POWER TOUR Presented by CHEVROLET – Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park – Norwalk, Ohio (1300 Ohio 18 & Ohio 601)

JULY 11 & 12York/U.S. 30 REUNION – York Expo Center & Fairgrounds – York, Pennsylvania

AUGUST 9Night Under Fire – Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park – Norwalk, Ohio (1300 Ohio 18 & Ohio 601)

Come and see us – We’d love to see YOU!

John Mullin reviews PROJECT 1320 interviews; Sees strong content, validity for documentary

Parma Heights, Ohio (June 3 2014) – The Quarter Mile Foundation (QMF) recently received an evaluation of a group of over 50 randomly selected interviews by John Mullin of the Mullin Production Group (MPG) of Westlake Village, Calif. Mullin, who has been selected by the Foundation to produce a pilot of the proposed documentary on the history of drag racing and the performance automotive aftermarket reviewed the materials for content and other critical factors needed for a high quality production. He is well known for producing television coverage of major national event drag races from the 1980s into the turn of the century.

The materials, which incorporated a wide range of racers, entrepreneurs, promoters, family members and friends, sanctioning body personnel, public address announcers, crew chiefs and crew members, visionaries, models and fans, left Mullin and his staff very pleased with the quality and the scope of the subjects covered.

In a summary letter to Traci Hrudka, Chairman of the Foundation, Mullin stated, “Clearly, those
interviews represent an immense undertaking, and one that goes a long way toward permanently preserving the oral history of the sport of drag racing, the development of associated business models (of the performance aftermarket), and the very unique set of personalities that drove the sport forward.”

“We got a very clear picture from John and his team about the interviews we have accumulated to this point,” said Hrudka. “The Board of Directors and I got a very clear picture, from a professional outside source, of the breadth, depth and quality of these materials, which provided us with a sense of accomplishment with the raw materials for John and his team to work with.

“We also received a deep look at the production processes which lie ahead to weave the materials in the interviews into a documentary pilot which will both entertain and educate the viewers, and leave them wanting more.”
The MPG team addressed major points, and laid out a strategy, as well as creating a foundation for a general action plan for the overall documentary after the completion of the pilot. Mullin and his team also looked forward, past the completion of the documentary itself, and speculated about how the interviews and other materials could benefit historians and other research in the future.

“I do not think it can be over emphasized that what you, as an organization, undertook was a critical effort to reinforce the historical roots of a sport that has meant so much to so many,” said Mullin. “Your vision has included the full range of participants, which allows those who might be doing research in the future to better understand the complexity of the rise of straight-line racing. The stories that were told, the ‘putting a face’ to the narrative were superb, and the impact of such a treasure of memories will not be fully appreciated for years, perhaps decades, to come.

“At the same time, you employed the wisdom of a researcher, not allowing the ‘big name’ personalities to drive the parade, rather, seeking out a remarkably diverse range of characters, all of whom were important to the fabric of the overall story. By doing that, you created the opportunity to capsulize many different subject areas found within drag racing.”
“John and his team diligently reviewed the footage, and returned to the Board with an excellent evaluation of where we are, and the direction we need to take to complete the documentary phase of this effort. The MPG team confirmed the areas we had some concerns about, and gave us a road map to address them,” said Ms. Hrudka.

“More importantly, we know what needs to be done, and have an expert team in place to execute this next phase.
“We will be continuing to film interviews of the pioneers of the sport and the aftermarket. As the years keep flying by, there will be more pioneers that will rise to the status of ‘Legend.’ For the generations of today and tomorrow, there must always be a time to continue to ‘pass the torch’ of history forward.”

Snake and Mongoose On-Line Movie available now!

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New high octane trailer for ‘Snake and Mongoo$e’ premieres on YouTube as preorders become available.

Available for pre-sale orders now, “Snake and Mongoo$e” drives into On Demand and Digital Download March 4, 2014 and on Blu-ray and DVD April 8, 2014

LOS ANGELES – –Entertainment Universe has released a new trailer as the upcoming pay-per-view and DVD release of the racing drama, “Snake & Mongoo$e,” draws near. “We all gotta die someday, Snake… Can’t live your life in fear of that,” says Tom McEwen’s character in the 1:40 long trailer.

Billy F Gibbons, inductee with ZZ Top into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame and a well-known car enthusiast said after seeing the film, “It’s one of the most authentic and moving — in every sense — racing films ever made.”

View the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz4qJ7Cpnf4

Racing and movie enthusiasts have been anxiously awaiting the nationwide release of the feature film “Snake & Mongoo$e”. The film, which had a limited release in 20 cities in the summer and fall of 2013, will be available for digital download on as well as On Demand by select cable providers on March 4th. It will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on April 8 through major retailers.

Premiering in select theaters, with a series of star-studded events that crossed the nation and included stops in Reno, Detroit, Indianapolis and Los Angeles, the turbocharged film riveted audiences with an eye-opening look at the birth of drag racing’s popularity and the partnership with Mattel that launched a phenomenon.

“Snake & Mongoo$e” continued to leave its mark on today’s automotive world when it was screened at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in January, becoming the first film ever screened in the legendary automotive event’s 43 year history.

“Snake & Mongoo$e,” the incredible true story of the greatest rivalry and friendship in drag racing history, pits Don “The Snake” Prudhomme (Jesse Williams of LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER, “Grey’s Anatomy”) against his longtime friend and on-the-track nemesis Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen (Richard Blake of Dragonball: Evolution). From the fiery days of early speedways through the explosive peak of their popularity, these are the triumphs and tragedies behind the legendary races and Hot Wheels partnership that created a global phenomenon. Ashley Hinshaw (CHRONICLE), Kim Shaw (She’s Out of My League), Fred Dryer (“Hunter”), Ian Ziering (SHARKNADO), Tim Blake Nelson (O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?) and Noah Wyle (“ER,” “Falling Skies”) co-star in this nitro-burning drama of the two men who battled business and each other to change motorsports forever.

Featuring a soundtrack that includes some of the most notable artists and anthems of the time, including Elvis Presley’s “Spinout”, “Snake & Mongoo$e” perfectly captures an iconic era while dropping viewers into the heart of the 1960s and 1970s.

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