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1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 Split-Window Fuelie (Lot #753).

 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ June 2, 2021 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will create the ultimate oasis of speed in the desert when it offers a docket filled with Chevrolet Corvettes that represent every decade of “America’s sports car” during the 2021 Las Vegas Auction, June 17-19, 2021, at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). The event will also include C8 convertible hot laps on the Barrett-Jackson Performance Track in Las Vegas. Among the most anticipated Corvettes to be auctioned with No Reserve include a rare 1963 327/360 Split-Window Fuelie (Lot #753), as well as a Rapid Blue 2021 3LT Stingray Convertible (Lot #721) with only 15 actual miles.

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Custom Coupe (Lot #763).

“For more than 60 years, the Corvette has been considered America’s sports car,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Some of the best examples of Corvettes representing each decade will be available during this year’s Las Vegas Auction, giving enthusiasts the chance to own their dream car. We are also excited that General Motors is offering hot laps in the all-new C8 mid-engine Corvette convertible at our Las Vegas event. This is the perfect opportunity to see some amazing cars, buy the Corvette of your dreams and experience the literally breathtaking performance of the latest model of these spectacular supercars.”

Classic Corvettes headed to Las Vegas include a top-of-the-line 1963 Split-Window Fuelie (Lot #753). The recipient of a frame-off restoration, this coveted coupe is finished in Riverside Red and is powered by a matching-numbers L84 360-horsepower engine mated to a BorgWarner T10 4-speed manual transmission. A 1966 427/390 model (Lot #686) headed to auction is a two-owner, unrestored California survivor and a great example of an original car. It is powered by the original L36 427, which is the first year for the big-block to be an option in the Corvette.

2021 Chevrolet Corvette 3LT Stingray Convertible (Lot #721).

“Chevrolet made a major move in 1953, when they began building their first sports car,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Since then, the Corvette has evolved into an amazing car and become a symbol of Americana. We have assembled the most amazing group of Corvettes in our Las Vegas history, ranging from concours-quality cars to incredible Resto-Mods. These professional builds represent an unbelievable number of hours and talent, and are so spectacular you must see them in person.”

The wide range of Resto-Mod Corvettes on full display in Las Vegas includes a 1963 Split-Window Coupe (Lot #763). Over 4,000 hours went into this SEMA Gold Top 100 Award-winning restoration by Nostalgia Hot Rods. It is powered by a GM LS3 376ci Hot Cam engine with modern amenities that include Bluetooth, wireless phone charging, heat and air conditioning, and a custom interior. Also on the docket is a magazine-featured 1973 coupe (Lot #423) that preserves the classic Corvette style with all the modern upgrades. It is powered by a 485-horsepower LS1 bolted to a 4L60E 4-speed automatic transmission. The interior features a full navigation system with a Pioneer Stereo system, custom seats with matching door panels and a custom gauge package.

The all-new C8 mid-engine Corvette has earned accolades from enthusiasts around the world. Two late-model versions on the docket include an unmodified 2021 3LT Stingray Convertible (Lot #721) with only 15 actual miles. This Rapid Blue convertible is powered by a 495-horsepower V8 and features the exterior carbon-fiber package, Z51 package and magnetic ride suspension. Finished in Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic, a 2020 Stingray hardtop convertible (Lot #710) comes with the 2LT preferred equipment package and Z51 performance package. Both will be offered with No Reserve.

Hot laps around the Barrett-Jackson Performance Track in the all-new C8 Chevrolet Corvette convertible will also be available to guests during the Las Vegas event. The beautiful coupe version of the car made its first appearance at the 2019 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction, and now those attending the auction can take a free ride at speed in one piloted by a professional driver.

Bidder registration is still available for the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction. To become a registered bidder, click here. Those interested in consigning may do so here. To purchase tickets to the event, click here, and for hotel accommodations click here. Join Barrett-Jackson’s online conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube #BarrettJackson.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: Auction of Spectacular Chevrolet Corvettes Celebrate “America’s Sports Car” at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/auction-of-spectacular-chevrolet-corvettes-celebrate-americas-sports-car-at-barrett-jackson-las-vegas/
Published Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2021 15:32:37 +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!
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Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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