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AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS: Top Muscle Cars of 2023
SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 – SOLD! $770,000

Barrett-Jackson’s 2023 auctions showcased an extraordinary array of both original and customized muscle cars, solidifying their status as highly sought-after automotive treasures. At the Scottsdale Auction that January, Mustangs and Camaros commanded starring roles in this segment. Delve into this remarkable grouping of muscle cars that took the top spots on the auction block in 2023:

SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 – SOLD! $770,000
Pictured above, is ZL1 COPO 9560, #61 of 69 built in 1969. Powered by an all-aluminum 427/430hp V8 engine mated to an M21 4-speed manual transmission and a 4.10 posi-traction rear end. With a Jerry MacNeish Certificate of Authenticity. From the Northside Customs Collection.

SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1966 SHELBY GROUP II MUSTANG – BUILT FOR KEN MILES – SOLD! $770,000
One of only 16 Shelby Group II Mustangs built in 1966. Participant of over 30 documented races. Show-quality restoration. Tons of documentation included. Powered by an era-correct Shelby American racing 289ci Hi-Po V8 engine and 4-speed manual transmission.

SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1969 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 – SOLD! $605,000
Powered by the legendary Boss 429/375hp engine, with a 4-speed manual transmission and 3.91-ratio Traction-Lok rear end. Finished in white with a black interior and Magnum 500 wheels. Comes with Build Sheets, Window Sticker and Marti Report.

SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI SUPERBIRD – SOLD! $605,000
Finished in the High-Impact FY1 color of Lemon Twist Bright Yellow. One of 77 built with an automatic transmission and powered by a non-original 426ci HEMI engine, which has been restamped with the correct VIN.

SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/SS BALDWIN MOTION – SOLD! $583,000
Unrestored Baldwin Motion Camaro with an M21 close-ratio 4-speed manual transmission and 4.56 posi-traction rear axle. 22,883 actual miles.

SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD – SOLD! $550,000
Powered by its matching-numbers 440ci engine with a Six-Barrel carburetor backed by its matching-numbers 4-speed manual transmission. 1,029 miles (title reads exempt). From the Excalibur Collection.

SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1967 FORD MUSTANG ELEANOR TRIBUTE EDITION – SOLD! $533,500
Official licensed and certified Eleanor tribute; comes with the genuine Eleanor certification paperwork. Custom Resto-Mod conversion powered by a fuel-injected Downdraft 428ci engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission.

SCOTTSDALE 2023 – CARROLL SHELBY’S 1968 FORD MUSTANG “BLACK HORNET” – SOLD! $451,000
Powered by a 428ci V8 engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission, “Black Hornet” comes painted gloss black with a black interior. A tribute to the “Green Hornet,” without green paint, independent rear suspension or fuel injection.

SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1967 SHELBY GT500 CUSTOM FASTBACK – “GONE IN 60 SECONDS” – SOLD! $440,000
Built for the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds.” Besides converting an original Shelby Mustang to an “Eleanor” for the movie’s producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, this is one of the other re-creations that was used in the movie.

SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS LS6 – SOLD! $440,000
Authenticom; comes with Build Sheet and NCRS report. Finished in Cranberry Red with black stripes and black bucket seats. Inspected by Chevelle experts Jerry MacNeish and Rick Nelson. Powered by the original matching-numbers 454 V8 engine and a 4-speed manual transmission.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS: Top Muscle Cars of 2023
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/auction-highlights-top-muscle-cars-of-2023/
Published Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2023 19:24:54 +0000

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BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas

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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

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/beyond-the-strip-discover-the-cultural-gems-of-las-vegas-2023/
Published Date: Fri, 19 May 2023 18:07:14 +0000

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2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve

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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.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/2024-scottsdale-auction-1967-chevrolet-corvette-custom-coupe-no-reserve/
Published Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 15:52:01 +0000

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From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition

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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.

Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition

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.”

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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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