We’ve featured Tom “the Mongoo$e” McEwen several times in our Blast section. Over the years, he was one of the all-time Firebird fan favorites at both the Ignitor and Nightfire events. This photo was provided by Jim Jenkins. As far as we can tell it was taken in all likelihood at the 1979 Ignitor World Championship Series meet. Today (Summer 2012) they are making a motion picture of the Prudhomme and McEwen, a movie looking back on what made these two drag racers into legends of the sports.