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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – January 30, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, raised more than $8.8 million for charity during the company’s 50th anniversary celebration at WestWorld of Scottsdale, January 22-30. Breaking the Barrett-Jackson record for the highest-selling OEM charity car, the highly anticipated 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 VIN 001 – First Retail Production 70th Anniversary Edition (Lot #3009) hammered for $3.6 million. Longtime friend of Barrett-Jackson, Michelle Mauzy, also donated an additional $100,000, totaling $3.7 million going directly to Operation Homefront. To date, Barrett-Jackson has helped raise over $144 million for charity.

Earlier on Saturday evening, the auction arena ignited when GRAMMY Award-winning artist, worldwide music icon, renowned philanthropist and NASCAR Cup Series Trackhouse Racing Team owner Pitbull joined Craig Jackson and Steve Davis on the auction block to sell his 2022 Karma GS-6 “Mr. 305 Edition” (Lot #3008). Pitbull’s custom Karma sold for $500,000 to benefit Selfless Love Foundation and The SLAM Foundation. With an additional $100,000 also donated to each of the two charities by Mauzy, this “Mr. 305 Edition” GS-6 raised a total of $700,000.

“Raising over $8.8 million for charity this weekend was the perfect way to honor our 50th Anniversary,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “It was an absolute honor to share our auction block with some of the world’s most influential artists and business leaders, including Pitbull, Bret Michaels and Henry Ford III to raise both funds and awareness for many worthy causes. Our company’s roots are firmly planted in giving back to our community and I am confident my parents Nellie and Russ as well as Tom Barrett would be proud to see that we never lost sight of their philanthropic vision.”

On Friday, music icon, philanthropist and entrepreneur Bret Michaels supported the sale of the 1973 De Tomaso Pantera (Lot #3004) with 100-percent of the $155,000 sale benefiting Arizona-based Barrow Neurological Foundation and their upcoming charitable event, Neuro Night.

Bidding for vehicles that benefited charity started on Thursday with the auction of Hollywood actor and racer James Garner’s 2009 Cadillac CTS 4-Door Sedan (Lot #3000) that sold for $100,000, benefiting the James Garner Animal Rescue Fund. Bidding continued on Thursday with the sale of the 2021 Ford Bronco “Bronco 66” First Edition (Lot #3001) that raised $500,000 to benefit Pope Francis Center.

“The amount of good to come from the nearly $9 million we raised from charity is simply immeasurable,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “From supporting life-saving medical research and higher education opportunities for our youth, to supporting our military veterans and their families, we aren’t just raising money, we’re creating hope, improving lives and lifting spirits. I couldn’t be more honored to be connected to the heart and soul of this community.”

The ten vehicles that crossed the auction block for charity during the 2022 Scottsdale Auction included:

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 VIN 001 – First Retail Production 70th Anniversary Edition (Lot #3009) – $3.6 million to benefit Operation Homefront (plus additional $100,000 donated)Pitbull’s 2022 Karma GS-6 EV “305 Edition” (Lot #3008) – $500,000 to benefit Selfless Love Foundation and The SLAM Foundation (plus additional $200,000 donated)2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone Hybrid Crewmax Pickup VIN 001 (Lot #3007) – $700,000 to benefit Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund2022 Ford Shelby GT500KR First Production (Lot #3006) – $700,000 to benefit Carroll Shelby Foundation and JDRF2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Crewmax Pickup VIN 002 (Lot #3005) – $550,000 to benefit Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund1973 De Tomaso Pantera (Lot #3004) – $155,000 to benefit The Barrow Neurological Foundation1968 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback (Lot #3003) – $1 million to benefit the STARS Foundation1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C CSX 6086 (Lot #3002) – $280,000 to benefit the Mayo Clinic2021 Ford Bronco “Bronco 66” First Edition Model (Lot #3001) – $500,000 to benefit Pope Francis CenterJames Garner’s 2009 Cadillac CTS 4-Door Sedan (Lot #3000) – $100,000 to benefit James Garner Animal Rescue Fund

Additionally, to encourage bidding on Lot #1403, a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Split-Window coupe, Barrett-Jackson friends Jen and Greg Holmes of the Holmes Family Trust joined Craig on the auction block Saturday afternoon to announce that they would match the sale price of $500,000 with funds going to Barrett-Jackson

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: Barrett-Jackson Helps Raise More Than $8.8 Million for Charity with Help from GRAMMY Award-Winning Artist Pitbull and Sale of 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 VIN 001 for $3.6 Million
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Published Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2022 01:42:38 +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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