The Mongoo$e Journals

 I’m Honored to Be Honored! At this year’s Bakersfield March …

 I’m Honored to Be Honored! At this year’s Bakersfield March Meet, I was presented the 7th annual Jack Williams Award. It’s given to a person who’s “made a difference to The March Meet.” The award was created by Mr. and Mrs. Ken Doran to h (Read More..)

War Pony, Whoa-and-Go Components – Brakes and Trailing Arms

            In the last installment of “War Pony,” we examined …

            In the last installment of “War Pony,” we examined the instrument package and suspension components used on the project. Now we’ll take a close look at the brake system along with more of the rear suspension parts, primaril (Read More..)

Shifty Mach I – Power Increase Demands Quick Clutch Upgrade

           In its eleventh year, Gary Winter’s ’03 Mustang Mach …

           In its eleventh year, Gary Winter’s ’03 Mustang Mach I received a clutch upgrade. Nothing very remarkable there, you might think, as engine power increases so, too, must clutch holding power. Nor is the job arduous; that is if (Read More..)

Preserving The Legacy, the U.S. Nationals – The Human Element

            Indy has always been big for eight-time winner “Big …

            Indy has always been big for eight-time winner “Big Daddy,” especially 1972 and 1984. In the early ’70s he’d been written off, 1972 Indy saw him win the race and break into the sixes. In 1984 he’d retired; new tech had (Read More..)

The Ivo Files: For Love, Not Money

By the winter of 1965, the landscape of drag racing …

By the winter of 1965, the landscape of drag racing was changing. Tommy Ivo had established himself as one of the sport’s primary architects. However, he could feel the sand shifting beneath his feet as the activity was rapidly evolving from a garag (Read More..)