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7th Annual Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo Set For Sat. July 14, Guests Include Former Racing Rivals Don "The Snake" Prudhomme & Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen


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(July 6, 2012) -- The Seventh Annual Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo is set to rock LB on Saturday July 14 with former racing rivals Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen on scene, forty years after the two raced against each other at the now-former Lions Drag Strip in a legendary match that's become known as "The Last Drag Race."


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The Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo and Car Show showcases over 200 classic and specialty categories and draws big crowds to Atlantic Ave. between Roosevelt Road and San Antonio Drive. This year's show will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday July 14...and Prudhomme and McEwen will be present to sign autographs and showcase their famous Funny Cars.

The annual event pays tribute to Long Beach's place in racing history (with Lions Drag Strip (1955-1972) less than four miles away)...and the annual Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo brings back some of those memorable sights and sounds.

Seventeen vintage Top Fuel dragsters will take part in a "Cacklefest" in which dragsters will simultaneously fire up their 3000-horsepower engines. The final fire-up is visible and audible...as nitro flames pierce the summer night.


Photo credit: Susan Sabo

This yearís event will also feature what's being called a world-class pinstriping exhibition in the Expo Arts Center, and Kenny Youngblood, a prolific drag racing artist, will be making a special appearance at the Expo.

A kidsí zone will feature professional BMX bike demonstrations, and a mobile fun van will feature racing video games for kids to play.

In addition to the multiple fine restaurants and eateries on Atlantic Avenue, there'll be a number of gourmet food trucks as well as a [very popular] annual beer garden. There'll also be live music throughout the venue.

The Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo and Car Show is a production of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association in cooperation with the office of Long Beach Councilwoman Rae Gabelich

For info about the event, visit www.bixbyknollscarshow.com or call (562) 595-0081.

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