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Lot #780 – 1930 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan Custom “Rod-Riguez”

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – June 8, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is set to offer an impressive selection of professionally built, custom hot rods during this year’s Las Vegas Auction, June 30-July 2, at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Leading the custom hot rods on the docket is the 1930 Ford Model A hot rod nicknamed “Rod-Riguez” (Lot #780) that was built by renowned Japanese builder Junichi Shimodaira, owner of Paradise Road in Nagoya, Japan.

“Enthusiasts at every level have a deep appreciation for the craftsmanship and creativity that are poured into these custom hot rods,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Early customizers like George Barris and Ed Roth inspired an entire new class of collectible vehicles that have become legendary through their extremely bold designs. The hot rods crossing our block in Las Vegas are examples of what happens at the intersection of iconic design, modern technology and creative genius.”

Lot 783 – 1933 Ford 3-Window Custom Coupe

Built by famous Japanese builder Junichi Shimodaira and first shown at the 2002 Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show is a 1930 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan nicknamed “Rod-Riguez” (Lot #780). Power comes from a stock 1949 V8 Oldsmobile Rocket engine producing 303hp mated to a Hydramatic 4-speed transmission. It is finished in a custom blend of Candy Copper with pinstriping by Japanese artist Makoto. It features a custom-made grille, which is Junichi’s trademark, and a fully custom interior with 1960s Tijuana-style cloth bucket seats.

Regarded as a founding father of Japan’s lowrider scene, Shimodaira’s “Rod-Riguez” propelled his shop Paradise Road into an international sensation in 2002. Blending hot rod, custom and lowrider styling cues, “Rod-Riguez” has become the definition of a Japanese rod. The build also played a significant role in helping propel the Japanese Kustom car scene in the early 2000s.

Lot #783 is a 1933 Ford 3-window custom coupe powered by a new crate ZZ6 405hp engine backed by a 4L60E automatic transmission. Finished in 2007 Lexus Candy Red and Champagne Gold with pinstriping by Mitch Kim, the all-steel Ford body features a 3-inch chopped top, custom rear roll pan and extended running boards. The seats and interior were custom-built by Jon Lind Interiors, featuring leather and ostrich in matching Champagne and maroon red.

“As our bidders have come to expect from Barrett-Jackson, our Las Vegas docket is going to have something for everyone,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “This includes some of the finest examples of custom hot rods that pay homage to 1930s-era American cars like the Ford Model A. Our selection will feature builds that have been touched by the master craftsmen and will be excellent additions to any collection.”

Originally built for car shows, Lot #693 is a custom Factory Five kit 1933 Ford 3-Window coupe replica. It is powered by a 5.0-liter Coyote engine with a Boss 302 air intake mated to a TREMEC 5-speed manual transmission. Featuring custom leather interior and suicide doors, the consignor states this hot rod has only 10 miles on it since the build and has placed in four of five recent national shows.

Lot 777.1 – 1932 Ford Custom Pickup

A custom 1932 Ford pickup (Lot #777.1) built by Troy Ladd and his crew at Hollywood Hot Rods will also cross the block with No Reserve. Powered by its 429ci Jon Kaase Boss Nine V8 engine, this stand-out hot rod sits on a full custom-built chassis with a custom Moal Coachbuilders suspension and a stretched wheelbase to accommodate a full-size bed with a custom steel body.

Lot #662 is a 1932 Ford 5-window coupe built by Dave Crouse’s Custom Auto shop in Loveland, Colorado. It is powered by a 427/525hp small block Dart engine backed by a TREMEC TKO 600 5-speed manual transmission. The Avion Caramel leather interior features a stock dashboard with custom Classic Instruments gauges with the tachometer mounted on the steering shaft behind the Banjo steering wheel.

Collector car enthusiasts interested in registering to bid for Barrett-Jackson’s 2022 Las Vegas Auction may do so here. Those interested in being a part of the auction may consign their collector vehicle here.

To purchase tickets and VIP packages to the event, click here. Join Barrett-Jackson’s online conversation with #BarrettJackson and #BJAC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1930 Model A Custom “Rod-Riguez” Headlines Stellar Hot Rods at Barrett-Jackson’s Annual Las Vegas Auction, June 30-July 2
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1930-model-a-custom-rod-riguez-headlines-stellar-hot-rods-at-barrett-jacksons-annual-las-vegas-auction-june-30-july-2/
Published Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2022 18:53:44 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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