by Mike Dunn; Video courtesy of Motor Mania TV, Bakersfield March Meet PPV Wed, 2018-06-13 16:15
The passing of Tom “the Mongoose” McEwen was a surprise and a shock to myself and I’m sure everybody else that new him well. Even though you know that it is inevitable, you always think that your heroes are never going to die. I know he was 81 and had some health issues in the past but I was lucky enough to interview him at the March Meet this year and like always, he had that quick wit and could remember things in his career that made the interview seem like it could have been done during his driving days. I never thought when I was doing the interview that it would be my last time talking with him, but I am so thankful that I had the opportunity. RIP Goose
by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2018-05-29 17:59
Jim Dunn grew up in Montana, the son of a cowboy and bronc buster. It became clear to his dad, though, that one horsepower wasn’t likely to hold his son’s interest for very long so, after identifying an underlying passion for cars, he bought him a 1939 Ford and, on his 14th birthday, threw in a cam and carburetors with the stipulation that he install them himself. The rest, as they say, is history.
In this episode of Legends: The Series, Season Four, “Big Jim” reflects on 64 years in fuel racing, on winning the 1969 March Meet in a field of 134 fuel dragsters, on his starring turn in the movie Funny Car Summer, on “talking” to his motors, on driving the only rear-engine Funny Car to win an NHRA national event and on why he still is one of the toughest crew chiefs for whom to drive.
Video by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2018-05-08 15:42
The Ocelot is about twice the size of the average house cat, and a sleek animal with a gorgeous dappled coat. The beautiful feline can make a great pet in certain circumstances. Let the record reflect, a truck and two drag racers don't provide the optimum setting. But don't take our word for it, listen to Rob Bruins, the 1979 NHRA TF champion, who along with Herm Peterson experienced one first-hand.
Video by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2018-04-30 12:45
Driving for Jim Dunn can sometimes be a challenge because of his demanding nature and high standards. However, when the driver is from Japan, sometimes the communication barrier can be a challenge. Dunn spins a yarn about the time Kenji Okazaki combined tradition and nitro racing, and of course, the Dunn tutelage.
Video by Bobby Bennett; Intro by Dave Densmore Tue, 2018-04-17 21:32
Warren Johnson won 97 national events and six championships at the wheel of a series of Chevrolets and Oldsmobiles during the golden age of NHRA Pro Stock racing. Yet, even though he has hoisted more NHRA trophies than any pro racer with the exception of John Force, he never fancied himself a driver.
In this episode of Legends, the Series, season four, WJ gets candid about his career and those who helped shape it, from Dr. Zook to Bob Glidden, talks about being “vertically challenged” and explains his simple philosophy of life.