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January 11, 2021 35 min
After an introduction, Robert dives in to uncover the impetus for the book (2:02) before jumping into the advice that truly set Don on his path to become an automotive icon and his early life in the San Fernando Valley (3:44). Then Don shares the origins of his nickname "The Snake" and his rival and friend's, Tom McEwen, "The Mongoose" (6:30). Then Robert asks Don to share the notable people who got him where he is today (8:28) before pivoting to talk about 'the most important drag racing car in history, the Greer Black Prudhomme Dragster (9:41). Then Don talks about the intense focus needed for a race and how it led him to retire (12:19) and how discovering his past change Don's perspective on life (14:42). After a short break, Elana encourages Don to 'take us through a run' (18:01), then Elana shares how she and Don became friends and how that informed the creation of their book (23:05). Finally, Don gives some insight on what kept him going in the hard times (29:11) and Elana explains how her approach to Don's biography was unique (32:06). Learn More: http://snakeracing.com/ http://www.snakeracinggear.com/autographed-don-prudhomme-my-life-beyond-the-1320.html https://www.amazon.com/Don-Snake-Prudhomme-Life-Beyond/dp/1613255187 cartekbooks.com RELATED EPISODES: Conversations with Carroll Shelby https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/06-conversations-with-carroll-shelby/id1485928924?i=1000461166407 Learn More: Cars That Matter Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter Hosted by: Robert Ross Produced and Edited by: Chris Porter Theme Music by: Celleste and Eric Dick A CurtCo Media production See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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