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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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Quarter Mile Foundation adds 22 new interviews at the SEMA Show

The Quarter Mile Foundation completed a very successful 2012 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, October 30 to November 2, highlighted by the completion of 22 additional interviews for the Foundation’s PROJECT 1320 documentary film.

Quarter Mile Foundation chairman, Traci Hrudka observed, “We were very focused upon getting interviews of some key industry people, as well as others with connections to the competition side.  As noted by PROJECT 1320’s producer, Dan Koterba, the interviews gathered during the week created very interesting and diverse commentary.  This continues to show the very rich tapestry of the way the sport and the industry started and developed over the years.

“As in the past years, the Specialty Equipment Market Association and CONVEXX (the SEMA Show Producer) made the interviews possible.  They worked closely with the Foundation to assure a quiet room conducive for getting the best quality interviews.  This, along with an excellent, high traffic show booth location and record Show attendance, the support shown by SEMA and CONVEXX gain created a very productive week!

“We were able get the recollections of a very diverse group of industry and drag racing veterans, including several SEMA Hall of Famer’s whose contributions helped define the character of drag racing and the performance aftermarket.”
With the completion of the SEMA Show filming, the Quarter Mile Foundation has now interviewed 200 individuals, encompassing 225-plus hours of material.

A list of the interviewees follows.


Interviews completed at the SEMA Show 2012

October 30- November 2, 2012


  • Richard Brady — Veteran drag racing photographer
  • Dick Burley — Long-time Keith Black Racing Engines employee, friend
  • Corky Coker — Coker Tire President/CEO, Chairman, SEMA Board of Directors (2003), SEMA Hall of Fame (2008)
  • Bob Cook — Veteran Manufacturers Rep, Founder/President Emeritus Bob Cook Sales, SEMA Hall of Fame (2008), active in SEMA and Performance Warehouse Association (PWA)
  • Tom Curnow —  Former owner Eagle Headers, Co-Owner of the “Over The Hill Gang” Top Fuel car (and later restored the car), CEO – Performance Products (a private brand label manufacturer to the industry)
  • Dale Dobies — Veteran Mr. Gasket Company employee, specialist in customer service and race support operations
  • J. Russell (Russ) Deane — Long-time General Counsel for SEMA, SEMA Hall of Fame (2007), Bonneville 200 MPH Club, World Record Holder Class F/PS (Dodge Neon), SCCA road racer.
  • George Elliott — Former President, Argus Publishing Company, Chairman, SEMA Board of Directors (1989), SEMA Hall of Fame (1990)
  • Doug Evans — Senior Group Publisher (Automotive) Source Interlink Media, SEMA Person of the Year (1990), SEMA Board of Directors, Chairman, Save the Salt Foundation
  • John Iannotte — Long time Manufacturers Rep (Bob Barker Sales, N.A. Williams), Chairman – SEMA Manufacturers Rep Council (MRC),  SEMA Board of Directors
  • John Jodauga — Senior Editor, National Dragster; noted drag racing artist, historian
  • Amy Faulk — Pioneer female drag racer, C.E.O., Hypertech, Inc., SEMA Person of the Year (1996), SEMA Hall of Fame (2002)
  • Bob Larivee, Sr. —      Founder of International Show Car Association (ISCA), early car show      promoter including the earliest Detroit Autoramas (which was a major      financial supporter of Michigan’s first dragstrip –the New Baltimore      Dragstrip), SEMA Hall of Fame (2012)
  • Bob McJannett —      Co-founder of Performance Improvements – one of the earliest performance      retailers and warehouse distributors in Canada, multi-term member SEMA      Board of Directors, SEMA Hall of Fame (2003)
  • Mary Mondello — Wife      of the late Joe Mondello, President of Joe Mondello Racing Engines
  • Skip Scafidi — Son of long-time Manufacturers Rep, the late John (“Skip”) Scafidi of Scafidi-Bolio & Associates      covering the Northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada, now a part of Marc Alan      Associates.
  • Paul Schiefer, Jr. —  Schiefer Media; Son of Paul Scheifer, founder      of Schiefer Manufacturing (Schiefer Clutches) and who was one of SEMA’s co-founders
  • Gene Schwartz —      Pioneering drag racer in the Gas classes, held multiple NHRA E.T./Speed      records, multi NHRA event winner
  • Nate Shelton — Chairman, B&M      Automotive Group, SEMA Chairman-Elect (2013), PWA Person of the Year      (1994), SEMA Person of the Year (1998), SEMA Hall of Fame (2007)
  • Bob Spar — Co-Founder of B & M      Racing (with brother Don), one of the co-founders of SEMA, SEMA Hall of      Fame (1981)
  • Dave Wallace, Jr. —      Noted drag racing journalist and historian; Editor of Hot Rod Deluxe,      owner of Good Communications
  • Kenny Youngblood —      Legendary drag racing and hot rodding artist
  • Mike Zimmerman — Long      time West Coast Manufacturers Rep, co-founded Airheart Sales (with Bob      Airheart)