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Owned by Bob Johnson, this 1936 Ford Roadster built by Pinkee’s Rod Shop took home top honors as the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Cup “Ultimate Best in Show.”

Bob Johnson, owner of the 1936 Ford Roadster, celebrates winning the Barrett-Jackson Cup “Ultimate Best in Show.”

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ February 1, 2022 – The coveted Barrett-Jackson Cup “Ultimate Best in Show” winner was announced on Saturday from the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction block as part of the company’s celebration of 50 years of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions. The winner, a 1936 Ford Roadster owned by Bob Johnson and built by Pinkee’s Rod Shop, was among five finalists that were hand-selected by expert judges – renowned hot rod builder Bobby Alloway and automobile designer and builder Troy Trepanier.

“I want to congratulate everyone who was a part of this year’s Barrett-Jackson Cup,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The talent reflected in every custom vehicle that was entered into this year’s competition was simply outstanding. Each one is a true celebration of the craftmanship and vision that makes this hobby so exciting.”

Taking home the “Ultimate Best in Show,” $20,000 cash prize and other prizes, this 1936 Ford Roadster is powered by a 351ci Windsor mated to a TKO 5-speed transmission. Body modifications included the front fenders moved forward two inches and a more pronounced peak in the fender. The wheelbase was also stretched three inches, the windshield was chopped two inches and the top was chopped three inches. With a custom-crafted 4-piece hood with center hinge, this hot rod rides on one-off Curtis Speed wheels

All 50 of the Barrett-Jackson Cup entries were featured during a parade across the world-famous auction block on Saturday, January 22, before the five finalists were selected and showcased throughout the nine-day event. In addition to the “Ultimate Best in Show” award, the Barrett-Jackson Cup also recognized the “People’s Choice Award,” voted on by Barrett-Jackson fans nationwide via social media. The 2022 “People’s Choice Award” was given to a 1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie built and owned by Jason Graham Hot Rods from Portland, Tenn.

Owned and built by Jason Graham of Jason Graham Hot Rods, this 1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie took home the “People’s Choice Award.”

The remaining three finalists of the Barrett-Jackson Cup presented by eBay Motors included:

1965 Pontiac 2+2 owned by Barry Blomquist and built by The Roadster Shop from Mundelein, Ill.1968 Chevrolet Camaro owned by Ryan Gates and built by East Bay Muscle Cars from Brentwood, Calif.1932 Ford Roadster owned by Randy Potter and built by Streamline Custom Designs from Toole, Utah

“The Barrett-Jackson Cup was a wonderful way to help celebrate our 50th Anniversary,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “The evolution of the talent and craftsmanship that we saw in each entry is just mind blowing. We’re blessed to be able to shine a spotlight on these fantastic vehicles and recognize the beauty of each build.”

Barrett-Jackson is now accepting consignments for the 2022 Palm Beach Auction, April 7-9. Those interested in being a part of the auction may consign their collector vehicle here. Those interested in registering to bid for the 2022 Palm Beach Auction may do so here.

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

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 2022 Barrett-Jackson Cup Presented by eBay Motors Awards the “Ultimate Best in Show” to Immaculate 1936 Ford Roadster
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/2022-barrett-jackson-cup-presented-by-ebay-motors-awards-the-ultimate-best-in-show-to-immaculate-1936-ford-roadster/
Published Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2022 20:20:55 +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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