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This ultra-rare 1971 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda (Lot #752) is selling with No Reserve. One of only 59 ever built, this piece of American muscle is a highlight amongst Barrett-Jackson’s sold out Las Vegas docket.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – June 16, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, announced today that the company’s Las Vegas Auction docket is sold out and will offer each collectible vehicle with No Reserve during this year’s Las Vegas Auction, June 30-July 2. Approximately 650 collectible vehicles, including multiple collections and a pair of charity vehicles, as well as more than 275 pieces of authentic automobilia will cross the world-famous auction block during the three-day automotive lifestyle event in the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Las Vegas Auction collector car docket is available online here.

“The collector car community is revved up for our Las Vegas Auction, which is demonstrated by the sold-out docket weeks before a single vehicle crosses the block,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Featuring blue chip American cars, including quite possibly the greatest selection of Mopars we’ve offered in one auction, as well as a diverse sampling of professionally built customs, hot rods, and Resto-Mods, this Las Vegas Auction is a can’t-miss event.”

Consignments are sold out, but there is still time to register to bid both in advance at Barrett-Jackson.com/Bidder and on-site beginning Monday, June 27. Guests are encouraged to stay at Barrett-Jackson’s new world-class host hotel, Resorts World, where registered Tier 1 bidders, consignors and VIPs can receive invitations to the hottest ticket in town, Barrett-Jackson’s Opening Night Party at Zouk Nightclub on Wednesday, June 29. The popular Barrett-Jackson Garage will also be hosted at Resorts World each day from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. at Dawg House Saloon where guests may enjoy premium food and beverages both pre- and post-auction with fellow car enthusiasts.

The multiple collections that will be offered during this year’s Las Vegas Auction include the Lindley Collection featuring a rare 1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird (Lot #734) and a matching-numbers 1970 Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda (Lot #734.1).

Other impressive Mopar collectibles on the docket include an ultra-rare 1971 Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda (Lot #752), one of just 59 ever built. This car is powered by the original 426/425hp HEMI V8 engine backed by a 4-speed manual transmission and a 4:10 Dana Super Track Pak. It also features the original Fender Tag as well as the Build Sheet. Accompanying this HEMI ’Cuda in its matching Rally Red paint is a matching-numbers 1971 ’Cuda convertible (Lot #752.1) powered by its original, matching-numbers 383ci V8 big block engine.

“We’ve had a tremendous response from consignors and bidders in anticipation of this year’s Las Vegas Auction.,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We build our dockets so every collector can find something they love. From a 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Custom Convertible (Lot #753) to a 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series (Lot #745) we’re driving the passion for this hobby. Our Las Vegas auction will be the perfect time to put the car of your dreams into your garage.”

To purchase tickets and VIP packages to the event, click here. Join Barrett-Jackson’s online conversation with #BarrettJackson and #BJAC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: Barrett-Jackson Sells Out 2022 Las Vegas Docket, Delivering on High Demand for Collectible Vehicles
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/barrett-jackson-sells-out-2022-las-vegas-docket-delivering-on-high-demand-for-collectible-vehicles/
Published Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 22:17:13 +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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