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, and , squared off against each other in match races as the vs. the , respectively, in what’s considered the greatest rivalry in drag racing history and perhaps the most famous matchup in American motorsports.

became a major part of the rich legacy of the Snake and the Mongoose for the next few months, both at the inaugural Hot August Night’s Auction presented by this past August and at the 2014 Scottsdale auction in January.

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