Jan 18

Cars: Ford Making History At Barrett-Jackson With 2015 Mustang GT

The first 2015 Ford Mustang GT Fastback, which will be sold at Barrett-Jackson. (Photo: Carey Spencer/Best Digital Shots)

The first 2015 Ford Mustang GT Fastback will be auctioned at Scottsdale. (Photo: Carey Spencer/Best Digital Shots)

For the first time in its history, Ford Motor Co. will auction off the first retail production example of an all-new model.

The car in question is the first 2015 Ford Mustang GT Fastback, which will be sold today at the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction, with all proceeds being donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, one of Ford’s pet charities.

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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.

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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)

sits atop The Power Ranking’s after his big win in . (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 . 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.

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Jan 17

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

One of the staples of any 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.

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