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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 VIN 001 crossing the block at the 2019 Scottsdale Auction. 100% of the hammer price benefited JDRF

 

To mark Barrett-Jackson’s half-century in business, in this special series we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite moments from the past 50 years – as well as some little-known facts about The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions.

 

Ford first revealed the 2007 Shelby GT500 to the world on the Barrett-Jackson auction block. The VIN 001 car sold for charity for $600,000.

Barrett-Jackson’s commitment to helping those who need it most goes back to the very beginning of the company and remains an important element of the company ethos to this day. The sale of “charity cars” on the auction block grew exponentially over the years from very early days, with Barrett-Jackson reaching the $100 million mark raised for charity in 2018. As of October 2021 through the platform of the company’s renowned auction block, more than $135 million has been raised for over 175 worthy organizations large and small across the country. Every single dollar of each charity car sale goes directly to the organizations, as Barrett-Jackson waives all fees; the winning bidder writes a check directly to the charity.

Among the big stars of the show at each auction are the VIN 001 vehicles donated by the major automotive manufacturers to benefit worthy causes. The tradition began back at the 2006 Scottsdale Auction, when Ford first revealed the 2007 Shelby GT500 to the world on the Barrett-Jackson auction block as Edsel Ford, Carroll Shelby and many of the top Ford brass looked on. The VIN 001 car sold for charity for $600,000, unprecedented at the time. It was the beginning of what would become a Barrett-Jackson hallmark.

The mid-engine 2020 Corvette VIN 001 brought in $3 million benefiting the Detroit Children’s Fund.

General Motors, Chrysler and many, many others saw the value of using the Barrett-Jackson stage to introduce their new models to the public and selling the very first model to benefit a charity of their choosing. GM’s prolific offerings over the years started with VIN 001 of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition, which sold for charity at the 2015 Las Vegas Auction for $500,000; more recently the first retail production VIN 001 of the first-ever mid-engine 2020 Corvette brought in $3 million for the Detroit Children’s Fund. Chrysler kicked things off with VIN 001 of a head-turning Stryker Red 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat that sold at the 2014 Las Vegas Auction for $825,000 – made even sweeter by a matching donation from the Engelstad Family Foundation.

Other major auto manufacturers also saw the benefits of selling VIN 001 vehicles for charity on the Barrett-Jackson block, with Acura bringing the long-awaited 2017 Acura NSX VIN 001 to the 2016 Scottsdale Auction, where it sold for $1.2 million. The 2019 Scottsdale Auction saw VIN 001 of the 2020 Toyota Supra cross the block and raise $2.1 million for charity, as well as the very first 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible Inspiration Series, which brought in a cool $2 million for a worthy cause.

The 2022 GMC HUMMER EV sold for $2.5 million to benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation

“Manufacturers look at our auctions as the perfect place to sell their first-production cars and prototype vehicles,” said Jackson. “The energy in the room is electrifying for every charity auction, but there is something special anytime we get to do it with a VIN 001 car.”

More recently, a record-breaking number of VIN 001 and first-production vehicles from America’s top automakers were sold at the March 2021 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction for some very worthy causes. These included VIN 001s of the 2021 Ford Bronco, 2022 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwings, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition, 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 and 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition, all of which contributed to a total of $5,830,000 raised for charity at that event alone.

The HUMMER EV sold for $2.5 million to benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which helps our military and first responders in a number of ways. Barrett-Jackson is well-known for its commitment to veterans and active-duty military through the sale of charity vehicles. Military-related nonprofit organizations like the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and many more have been the beneficiaries from the auction of some incredible cars.

The 1956 Chevrolet 150

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: A HALF-CENTURY OF HELPING OTHERS: A 50 Facts & Favorite Memories Feature
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/barrett-jackson-charity-cars-benifiting-worthy-causes/
Published Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2021 18:04:20 +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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