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LOT #758.1 – GABRIEL “FLUFFY” IGLESIAS’ 2015 CHEVROLET CAMARO TRANS AM BANDIT EDITION – NO RESERVE

LOT #758 – GABRIEL “FLUFFY” IGLESIAS’ 2018 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT DEMON – NO RESERVE

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Iglesias developed a strong sense of humor to deal with the obstacles he faced growing up as the youngest of six children, raised by a single mother in Long Beach, California.

Iglesias’s stand-up comedy is a mixture of sound effects and storytelling with parodies and characters that bring his experiences to life and paint vivid scenes for the audience. His animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages around the world. Iglesias is one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with almost a billion views.

The comedian is one of the few to headline and sell-out Madison Square Garden in New York, Staples Center in Los Angeles, and Sydney Opera House in Australia. Iglesias also frequently performs in Las Vegas.

In addition to his jokes, Iglesias is known for his enormous Volkswagen Bus collection housed in Long Beach, within “The Fluffy Museum.” The museum was built to resemble the famous Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany.

While his collection is primarily composed of Volkswagens, the comedian also enjoys muscle cars, two of which will be offered with No Reserve at the 2022 Las Vegas Auction, June 30 – July 2 at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The first muscle car on offer is a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, one of just 3,300 Demons produced worldwide.

With the Demon, Dodge wanted to create a 9-second quarter-mile car. Under normal circumstances, any other car capable of crossing 1320 feet in under ten seconds has traditionally either been a purpose-built drag machine or an exotic supercar. But the Demon is different.

The Demon is fully equipped with power steering and everyday comforts including air conditioning. What Dodge has done is nothing short of amazing. And naturally once the word was out, virtually each Demon found a buyer.

The car offered by Iglesias has a serialized dash plaque that indicates this is the sixth vehicle produced. Power comes from a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI SRT V8 engine, backed by an 8-speed automatic transmission. Demon branded Nitto tires keep it glued to the road and a Demon car cover offers protection when it is not flying down the freeway.

Additionally offered is a 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Trans Am Bandit Edition. Introduced in 2015, the Trans Am Bandit Edition is a special build by Trans Am Depot to serve as a modern iteration of the famous Smokey and the Bandit 1977 Trans Am.

The exterior features the classic Black and Gold paint scheme with the famous screaming bird. Under the hood is a 6.2-liter V8 engine hooked to a 6-speed manual transmission. Unique features include sway bars for a steady ride and removable T-tops for that wind-in-your hair experience.

Katzkin seats in two-tone leather with Bandit logos on the headrests, gauge faces, center console, and matching floor mats can be found inside the car. Other interior highlights include a Hurst shifter and Kenwood head unit with navigation.

Production was limited to 77 vehicles, and each one features Burt Reynolds signature prominently across the dash. The car is #20 of 77 and includes the exclusive Bandit hat with case and gloves along with certification paperwork.

Both of these vehicles from Iglesias’ private collection have star power to spare. Catch them on the auction block in Las Vegas this summer.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: A STAR’S MUSCLE CARS: Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias’ Dodge Demon And Bandit Edition Camaro ARE Selling At The Las Vegas Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/a-stars-muscle-cars-gabriel-fluffy-iglesias-dodge-demon-and-bandit-edition-camaro-are-selling-at-the-las-vegas-auction/
Published Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 17:11:46 +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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