39 years later, on December 3, 2011 at the Auto Club Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, CA. Tom “Mongoose” McEwen hosted the “LIONS Last Drag Race Reunion”. After the introduction by Museum Curator Greg Sharp, Hot Rod Deluxe Editor Dave Wallace did a masterful job of moderating the discussions with panelists, Judy Thompson, Bill Bagshaw, “TV” Tommy Ivo, Tom McEwen, and Larry Sutton. An estimated 300 racers & fans filled the Museum meeting area until there was standing room only. Some of the many notable people on-hand were, Tom “Mongoose” McEwen, Don “Snake” Prudhomme, “TV” Tommy Ivo, Harry Hibler, Don Long, Alan Earman, Pete Eastwood, Mike Kuhl, Tommy Thompson, Frank Baney, Jim Rossi, “Fast” Jack Beckman, Roland Leong, Don Rackmann, Ed Iskenderian, Steve Gibbs, “Mousie” Marcellus, John Peters, Bob Muravez, Steve Chrisman and Art Chrisman. Four nostalgia Top Fuel dragsters were on-hand for people to check out.
This event was well done and I hope to see it here again next year.
Thanks for the Show!