Written by Nicole Ellan James
2014 MERCEDES-BENZ G63 AMG 6X6 BRABUS B63S 700 – SOLD! $1,210,000
2022 FORD F-150 SVT RAPTOR CUSTOM CREWCAB 6X6 PICKUP – SOLD! $146,300
All business in the front, and a big party in the back – these vehicles are a declaration of independence and carry symbolic weight as an affirmation of self.
Given the rise in attention around the 6×6 designed for personal use in recent years, what may seem like a new concept, has been around for decades. Designed to tackle challenging tasks and traverse the roughest terrain, the earliest examples utilizing the all-wheel-drive, three-axle platform, are heavy-duty military trucks – used worldwide to carry significant loads to remote areas.
Modern iterations are still used today as public service and transport vehicles like dump trucks and semi-trucks.
The design proved to be more effective than a traditional 4×4 because the third axle allowed the load capacity to be increased by 50-percent. With the load weight distributed more evenly across the rear wheels, the additional length and the extra stability help keep the vehicle composed and less affected by road imperfections.
1995 MERCEDES-BENZ G350D CUSTOM 6X6 SUV – SOLD! $181,500
With such a capable vehicle, it was only a matter of time before the public started to take an interest in the 6×6 for personal use.
Today’s 6×6 trucks may not be transporting hefty cargo loads, but there is no denying that they mean business upfront, with an undoubtedly impressive presence. Part of the allure is attributed to the party at the rear.
Dodge was ahead of its time when it debuted its full-time personal use 6×6 concept truck at the 1996 SEMA Show. Based on a 1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually, with four wheels on a single rear axle, the concept – dubbed the Ram T-Rex 6×6 – converted the truck to a dual rear axle setup.
Despite never making it into production, the 6×6 T-Rex helped pave the way for the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX custom 6×6 developed by Apocalypse Manufacturing, which named it “Warlord.” The truck sold for $275,000 at the 2022 Scottsdale Auction.
The original 6×6 T-Rex also helped set the stage for the Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 6×6.
The AMG G63 6×6 is based on a model developed for the Australian Army in 2007. Demand for the vehicle was more potent than anticipated, and Mercedes-Benz sold slightly more than 100 of its 6×6 trucks. Today, the desire for these trucks remains strong, and the vehicles command seven figures at auction. At the 2022 Scottsdale Auction, a 2014 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 6×6 outfitted with the Brabus B63s 700 package, crossed the block for $1,210,000. Coincidentally, this is the same amount a stock 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 6×6 sold for during the 2019 Scottsdale Auction.
Even look-a-likes demand attention. During the 2021 Las Vegas Auction, a 1995 Mercedes-Benz G350D – transformed into a custom 6×6 – sold for $181,500.
2012 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED CUSTOM 6X6 PICKUP – SOLD! $71,500
In 2021, 6×6 Jeeps also gained significant traction. In Houston of that year, a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Custom 6×6 crossed the block for $71,500. A 2021 Jeep Gladiator Custom 6×6 sold at the Las Vegas event for $112,200. Then, at the 2022 Scottsdale Auction, a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Custom 6×6 sold for $165,000.
6×6 vehicles aren’t just a fad to be forgotten with time. Interest will continue to grow. There were six 6×6 vehicles offered during the 2022 Palm Beach auction.
Among those was a 2022 Ram 1500 TRX Custom 6×6 Pickup named “Warlord II,” which sold for $165,000; a 2021 Ford Bronco 6X6 named “Dark Horse” for $178,200; and a 2022 Jeep Gladiator custom 6×6 pickup named “Hellfire” for $236,500. Additionally, a 2022 Ram 1500 TRX Custom 6×6 Pickup sold for $145,200, followed by a 2022 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Custom Crewcab 6×6 Pickup for $146,300.
“The Savage Bull,” a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited custom 6×6 pickup was additionally offered to raise $250,000 at the Palm Beach event, with 100-percent of its hammer price benefiting Can’d Aid.
Custom or factory, a 6×6 undoubtably makes a statement.
2022 RAM 1500 TRX CUSTOM 6X6 PICKUP – SOLD! $145,200
2021 RAM 1500 TRX CUSTOM 6X6 PICKUP “WARLORD” – SOLD! 275,000
2012 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED CUSTOM 6X6 PICKUP “SAVAGE BULL” – SOLD TO BENEFIT CAN’D AID – $250,000
2021 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM 6X6 SUV “APOCALYPSE DARK HORSE” – SOLD! $178,200
2022 JEEP GLADIATOR CUSTOM 6X6 PICKUP ” HELLFIRE” – SOLD! $236,500
2014 MERCEDES-BENZ G63 6X6 – SOLD! $1,210,000
2022 RAM 1500 TRX CUSTOM 6X6 PICKUP “WARLORD II” –
Title: 6X6 SUCCESS: Making A Statement On And Off The Auction Block
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Published Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2022 21:24:25 +0000
BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
Written by Barbara Toombs
Fremont Street in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
Millions of visitors are understandably attracted to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas’ renowned Strip each year, where world-class resorts, casinos, shows and incredible dining options are the name of the game.
What many don’t realize is that there’s another fascinating side to the Entertainment Capital of the World, headlined by two cultural districts known simply as Downtown and Chinatown.
Downtown Las Vegas (also known as DTLV) is really where this unique desert city got its start. In 1931, construction began on what is now known as the Hoover Dam, attracting thousands of workers to a site just east of the city. To capitalize on this growing workforce, savvy businessmen began building casinos and showgirl venues along Las Vegas’ only paved road at the time: Fremont Street.
Today, DTLV is comprised of three distinct districts. Many visitors to the city are already familiar with one of them: the Fremont Street Casino District, which contains museums, restaurants and bars, as well as the original Las Vegas casinos, including El Cortez, Golden Nugget and Golden Gate. Here you’ll also find the renowned Fremont Street Experience, which debuted in 1995. This pedestrian-only thoroughfare is covered by a canopy of more than two million LED lights and a state-of-the-art sound system that comes to life every night for a spectacular sound and light show called “Viva Vision.”
The Arts District
A popular attraction in this district is The Mob Museum (the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement), which showcases intriguing tales and the age-old dichotomy of good guys versus bad guys. Explore at your own pace, go on a guided tour or uncover museum surprises as part of a group scavenger hunt. Want a literal “taste” of old-school Las Vegas? Plan to dine at Top of Binion’s Steakhouse, perched on the 24th floor of Binion’s Gambling Hall. The restaurant dates back to 1965 when it was known as Top of the Mint, the signature dining spot at The Mint hotel tower. The interior design (and menu – think steak, prime rib, lobster and even Baked Alaska) is a throwback to an earlier era when the mob ran much of Las Vegas, but the real draw is the spectacular view through dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.
Built in 2002, the Fremont East Entertainment District (FEED) is a six-block area that stretches from Las Vegas Boulevard East to 8th Street and from Ogden Street South to Carson. FEED is pedestrian-friendly, offering diverse street life and many eateries, cafes, bars and lounges, as well as ample shopping opportunities and lively entertainment. A must-see attraction in this district is the Downtown Container Park – a dining, shopping and live music venue made of 45 colorful repurposed shipping containers, all fronted by a two-story, fire-breathing praying mantis who made its original debut at Burning Man. Nearby is the popular Bin 702 – one of many great dining choices in the area – featuring a great selection of beer and wine, as well as a tantalizing choice of charcuterie and cheese, sandwiches and small plates for sharing.
18b sign in The Arts District.
In recent years, The Arts District – or the 18b as it’s also known (a reference to it occupying 18 blocks of Downtown Las Vegas, loosely outlined by Commerce Street, Colorado Ave, Fourth Street and Hoover Avenue) – has been growing in popularity. Its monthly “First Friday” block party and art walk features food trucks and live music, serving as a backdrop for artists showing their works off at a variety of open-air and indoor galleries. These include The Arts Factory, home to over 30 artists and art galleries, and ArtSquare, a hip establishment that houses design stores, designer’s studios, wellness spots, and food and drink outlets. Behind The Arts Factory sits one of many great dining choices in The Arts District: Taverna Costera, serving up delicious Coastal Mediterranean fusion that draws inspiration from coastal Spanish, French, Italian and Greek cuisines and beyond.
Just a couple of miles east of the Strip, along Spring Mountain Road (roughly between Rainbow Boulevard and Interstate 15), lies the city’s amazing Chinatown, which has grown in leaps and bounds over the past two decades. Here you’ll find the largest collection of Asian businesses in Southern Nevada, including a multitude of authentic Asian restaurants, gift shops, a hair stylist, a reflexologist, home decor, an Asian supermarket and the only Chinese bookstore in Nevada.
At Chinatown’s heart is the enormous and ornate Chinatown Plaza, featuring a colorful, dragon-adorned, Tang Dynasty-inspired gate and gleaming
Title: BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
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Published Date: Fri, 19 May 2023 18:07:14 +0000
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
This red 1967 Corvette custom coupe received a complete custom restoration at Springfield Motorsports in Peachland BC, Canada. The build consists of a completely new jig-mounted tube chassis with C4 corvette front upper and lower control arms riding on coilover shocks and power rack & pinion steering. The rear differential is a custom narrowed 9-inch Ford with aluminum Dale Gerry center section with Wilwood disc brakes on all 4 corners. Filling out the wheel wells are custom offset Fikse wheels.
K&S machine in Kelowna, British Columbia took the 454ci engine and machined it to 496ci it is equipped with Comp Thumper camshaft and 800cfm carburetor and it creates a true hot rod sound through the ceramic-coated exhaust. Lee Baxter upholstery created the one-off hand-stitched red leather interior with a rear storage area. It features Vintage Air, Digital gauges, power windows and a leather-wrapped vintage-style steering wheel.
Title: 2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
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Published Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 15:52:01 +0000
From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
The Honda CBX 1000 was only in production for four years, but that was enough time for it to leave a lasting impression on the motorcycle industry. First released it in 1978 as a screaming six-cylinder naked superbike, it later faced stiff competition from its stablemate—the equally iconic CB900F. So the Japanese marque redesigned it as a sport tourer, halfway through its tenure.
The updated ‘CBX-B’ had a touring fairing, optional panniers, and Honda’s new-at-the-time Pro-Link mono-shock setup. It was a hair less powerful than before, but that didn’t stop it from becoming a legend in its own right. If you park a CBX and CBX-B next to each other, you could argue that the latter has more presence.
It’s that mystique that prompted the owner of this 1982 Honda CBX 1000 Pro-Link to buy it. Enamored with the fusion of modern technology and ancient traditions found in Japanese cities like Tokyo and Kyoto, he was on the hunt for a classic motorcycle that embodied that philosophy. When he found the CBX, the sheer brutalism of its six-cylinder engine was impossible to ignore.
“In the eyes of this enthusiast, the engine wasn’t just a mechanical marvel; it was the soul of the motorcycle, much like the heart in a human body,” says Tiago Gonçalves, founder of the Portuguese custom shop, Unik Edition. “This revelation laid the foundation for a transformative project, one that would honor the motorcycle’s origins while infusing it with a new identity.”
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/honda-cbx-1000-restomod
Published Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2023 16:34:54 +0000
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