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Barrett-Jackson’s display at the 2019 SEMA Show.

 

For years Barrett-Jackson has made its presence known and felt at the world’s premier automotive trade show. For 2021, Barrett-Jackson is ready to reconnect, ready to share and take part in what can only be described as a wonderful celebration of the creativity that lives within the automotive community. For the first time in nearly two years, the 2021 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show – known to most simply as SEMA – will provide a space where manufacturers, builders, fabricators and more can come and share their projects and products with thousands of like-minded gearheads. It has been far too long, and you can bet Barrett-Jackson will be there.

In the past, Barrett-Jackson has delighted attendees by highlighting star cars from our upcoming auctions as well as offering meet-and-greets with famed racing drivers and automotive personalities. We plan on continuing to do this. Expect big things come 2021, as Barrett-Jackson will once again roll out the red carpet for the most premiere classic and custom automobiles headed to auction, as well as share elements of the Barrett-Jackson experience with those in attendance.

At the 2019 SEMA Show, Craig Jackson spoke to the crowd about his famed 1968 Shelby EXP500 prototype, the Green Hornet.

In 2019, the Barrett-Jackson booth was home to three standout machines getting ready to star at the 2020 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. The first car, an all-steel 1934 Ford custom roadster, boasted the instantly recognizable black silhouette and sinister stance of a classic hot rod and sold for $183,700 when it crossed the block in Scottsdale. The 427-powered roadster stood in stark contrast to its Munich-based Teutonic neighbor, Paul Walker’s 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight. As of one of five Lightweights owned by the “Fast and Furious” star, the ultimate “analog” driving machine was a clear standout at the show, drawing a large and appreciative crowd of spectators. The M3 would go on to sell for a record shattering $385,000 later in January. Matching the style and pizzazz of the display around it, the third vehicle on display was an LS3-powered Jeff Hayes-built 1967 Corvette Resto-Mod that ended up crossing the block for $418,000!

Among the vehicles that will be on display in Barrett-Jackson’s booth at the 2021 SEMA Show is Buster Posey’s 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition, which will be selling at the 2022 Scottsdale Auction with No Reserve.

Speaking of experience, a highlight of the 2019 show for many Ford fans was the long-anticipated unveiling of the legendary 1968 Shelby EXP500 prototype known as the Green Hornet. Proudly introduced by Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson, the unveiling took place at the Shell Pennzoil Pioneering Performance Stage and was met with tremendous fanfare. The full documentary can be found in Barrett-Jackson’s Video Vault or on the Barrett-Jackson YouTube channel.

SEMA celebrates works of motoring art ranging from the one-off to the truly innovative. When it comes to the Barrett-Jackson, expect another great display of head-turning custom creations destined for the 2022 Scottsdale Auction, which will be a culmination of the company’s “Road to 50” celebration to mark a half-century in business.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: AFTERMARKET MECCA: Barrett-Jackson is headed to SEMA
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/aftermarket-mecca-barrett-jackson-is-headed-to-sema/
Published Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2021 15:43:56 +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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