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Jan 18

Cars: Barrett-Jackson Salon Collection — The Snake And The Mongoose

Anyone with even the least interest in motor sports knows the story of the Snake and the Mongoose. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Anyone with any interest in motorsports knows the story of the Snake and the Mongoose. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Nitro-fueled funny car drag racers roared into the consciousness of mainstream America in the early 1970s when two of the sport’s biggest competitors, Don Prudhomme and Tom McEwen, squared off against each other in match races as the Snake vs. the Mongoose, respectively, in what’s considered the greatest rivalry in drag racing history and perhaps the most famous match-up in American motor sports.

Jan 17

SX: The Power Rankings – Phoenix 450 Class

Ryan Villopoto sits atop The Power Ranking's after his big win in Phoenix. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto sits atop The Power Ranking’s after his big win in Phoenix. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

The Champ returned to prominence in Phoenix with a very impressive ride through the field. The gap between Ryan Villopoto and his competitors is not very big right now, but if he starts to get on a roll it won’t be long until he is leaving them scratching their heads.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross. Villopoto’s rise to the top last week not only secured his first win of 2014 and the points lead, but also the top spot in this week’s rankings.

Jan 17

Cars: Friday Barrett-Jackson Car To Watch — ‘E’ Series Ford Thunderbird

One of the staples of any Barrett-Jackson auction are the so-called “Baby Bird” Ford Thunderbirds built between 1955-57. These two-seat T-Birds are true icons of the 1950s and have long been a favorite of collectors.

And if you want a Baby Bird, you want one worked on by Amos and Justin Minter of Dallas, the acknowledged gurus of Thunderbird restorations. Now there are lots of beautiful red or white or black T-Birds, but rarely do you see one like Lot 1053, in stunning Gunmetal Gray over a red interior. Just spectacular colors.

Jan 17

F1: Manager — Schumacher ‘Stable’ But Remains In Induced Coma

The long-term prognosis for Michael Schumacher remains unclear. (Photo: Getty Images)

The long-term prognosis for Michael Schumacher remains unclear. (Photo: Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher remains in stable condition following a skiing accident that left the Formula One great with severe head injuries and in a coma since Dec. 29, his manager said on Friday.

The statement from manager Sabine Kehm does not mention the word “critical” for the first time in describing the condition of the seven-time world champion.