35th Anniversary of the Snake and Mongoose Match Races
In 1970, Mattel sponsored two identically equipped Funny Cars which ran in highly publicized match-races. The men behind the wheels of these tire-smokin', wheelie-poppin', nitro-guzzlin', Funny Cars were two of drag racing's biggest stars - the legendary Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and NHRA champion, Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen. These promotional events proved to be so popular they became a highly celebrated part of drag racing history.
To commemorate the 35th anniversary of these famous face-offs we present these custom models of the Snake and Mongoose Funny Cars - fitting tributes to the thrill, speed and power of the '70s funny cars.
The following vehicles were included in the Snake and Mongoose 35th Anniversary 2-Car Set:
|Year||Model||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|2005||Mongoose||Spectraflame Red||Blue Stripe on top, Mongoose and Sponsors logos on side||Silver / Metal||Clear||Black||RR||H8584||China|
|2005||Snake||Spectraflame Yellow||Snake Deco and Blue Stripe||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Silver||RR||H8594||China|