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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – April 25, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, returns to Las Vegas, June 30-July 2, at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center following two record-shattering auctions in 2022. Highlighting the early consignments for this year’s Las Vegas Auction is the factory customized VIN 001 2022 Chevrolet Corvette convertible owned by legendary KISS frontman and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, Paul Stanley. CLICK HERE for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” at this rockstar Corvette.

“Offering vehicles with celebrity provenance is something Barrett-Jackson is well known for, and especially during our annual Las Vegas Auction,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Last year we auctioned several cars owned by major celebrities such as Wayne Newton and the Siegfried & Roy estate, as well as vehicles previously owned by Frank Sinatra and world-renowned music producer Deadmau5. We’re thrilled to return to the entertainment capital of the world with an iconic C8 Corvette owned by one of the most famous names in rock and roll history.”

Offered with No Reserve, this VIN 001 factory customized 2022 Chevrolet Corvette convertible is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Finished in a custom Metallic Red Tint Coat with Saddle interior and pewter wheels, this one of one Corvette features less than 800 actual miles. Also offered with the sale of the car is an autographed Ibanez PS120 Paul Stanley Signature guitar.

“The guitar is another part of my life, another aspect of who I am,” said Stanley. “So, I thought that whoever acquired the car should have another piece of who I am. I want somebody to take this car and do whatever makes them happy with it, to enjoy it. That’s really the keyword for any collector of anything – joy. And for me, my life has always been about the joy I can bring to other people.”

Barrett-Jackson returns to Las Vegas following multiple record-breaking auctions in 2022. January’s flagship Scottsdale Auction was Barrett-Jackson’s most successful auction in its 50-year history, surpassing $203 million in sales. Riding this wave of excitement and pent-up demand in the collector car industry, April’s auction in Palm Beach was the company’s most successful Palm Beach event in its history, surpassing $60 million in sales.

“It seems like just yesterday we were hosting the first ever public event in the new West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center last year,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “It was an honor to do so, and it turned out to be our most successful Las Vegas auction in Barrett-Jackson history. We followed that with a pair of historic events already in 2022 and now looking ahead, I cannot wait to see this incredible docket take shape for our return to Vegas in June.”

Collector car enthusiasts interested in registering to bid for Barrett-Jackson’s 2022 Las Vegas Auction may do so here. Those interested in being a part of the auction may consign their collector vehicle here.

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

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: Barrett-Jackson to Auction KISS Frontman Paul Stanley’s Factory Customized VIN 001 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible at Las Vegas Auction, June 30-July 2
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/barrett-jackson-to-auction-kiss-frontman-paul-stanleys-factory-customized-vin-001-2022-chevrolet-corvette-convertible-at-las-vegas-auction-june-30-july-2/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2022 21:00:42 +0000

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Rare Motorcycle Sold for Nearly a Quarter Million Dollars

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For the past 33 years, Las Vegas has become home to motorcycle’s high rollers, collectors, and enthusiasts who swarm the city for Mecum Auctions’ annual January sale. This year’s event had a reported 2,000 motorcycles up for grabs, from turn-of-the-century machines to modern-day racers. By the time the last motorcycle rolled across the stage of the four-day event, these five rose to the top for highest prices paid. Since there was a tie between fourth and fifth place, we included the sixth-place finisher as well, this 1994 Harley-Davidson VR1000 and its $129,250 selling price worthy of an honorable mention.

A 1928 Indian Ace, with its heralded inline-four engine, earned top honors after selling for $220,000 at the 2024 Las Vegas Mecum Auction.
A 1928 Indian Ace, with its heralded inline-four engine, earned top honors after selling for $220,000 at the 2024 Las Vegas Mecum Auction. (Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions and Bryan Harley/)

1. 1928 Indian Ace | $220,000

Every OEM has a marquee model that exemplifies the company’s very best. While Indian Motorcycle has manufactured heralded Scouts and Chiefs, the elegant Indian Four deserves a spot among the finest machines ever produced by Hendee and Hedstrom.

This restored beauty comes from Wayne Kruty’s private collection. Kruty did a comprehensive restoration in 2014, including having the engine and transmission rebuilt by Davies Antique Motors. The 1,265cc inline four-cylinder engine has overhead inlet valves and side exhaust valves and puts out about 30 hp. This one features a leading-link fork and frame, something only found on the first-year Indian Ace models. Draped in classic red paint highlighted by crisp gold script, the motorcycle exudes power and grace.

One of the motorcycle’s strongest selling points, the beautiful inline-four, is a descendant of the 1911 Henderson. The Henderson brothers, Thomas and William, were well known for the American four-cylinder motorcycle engine they engineered. They sold their company to Schwinn bicycles, who also produced Excelsior motorcycles, in 1917. William Henderson then embarked on a new venture, founding the Ace Motor Company in 1919, which was subsequently purchased by Indian in 1927. Production was moved to Indian’s factory in Springfield, Massachusetts, where it rolled out the first 1927 Indian Ace. The next year it dropped the name Ace but continued to produce inline-four motorcycles. This Indian was the Ace in the hole at Mecum’s 2024 Las Vegas auction, winning the jackpot for highest selling motorcycle at $220,000.

With a beautiful dustbin fairing hand-fabricated by an Italian legend and an engine with a GP pedigree, this 1957 Mondial 250 Bialbero Grand Prix Racer is truly one of a kind.
With a beautiful dustbin fairing hand-fabricated by an Italian legend and an engine with a GP pedigree, this 1957 Mondial 250 Bialbero Grand Prix Racer is truly one of a kind. (Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions and Bryan Harley/)

2. 1957 Mondial 250 Bialbero Grand Prix Racer | $165,000

Mondial was a boutique motorcycle manufacturer from Bologna, Italy, that specialized in squeezing the highest performance possible out of motorcycles with relatively small engines. Produced between 1948 and 1979, the brand cut its teeth in Grand Prix racing and won five world championships in its heyday. During that tenure, only approximately seven Mondial 250 Bialbero Grand Prix racers were built by the factory. This survivor is the result of a 10-year labor of love for owner John Goldman, who lovingly restored it to its former glory.

The engine’s history adds to its provenance. The 250cc DOHC single-cylinder engine uses a shaft-and-bevel drive for its cams instead of a tower of gears driving the camshafts. For that reason, it is believed it was raced by Tarquinio Provini in 1957, giving it a GP pedigree.

Owner John Goldman smiles onstage after winning Best of Show at the 2017 Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
Owner John Goldman smiles onstage after winning Best of Show at the 2017 Quail Motorcycle Gathering. (Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions and Bryan Harley/)

The beautiful dustbin fairing adds to its allure as well. The aluminum was hand-fabricated by Giancarlo Morbidelli, the famed

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By: Bryan Harley
Title: Rare Motorcycle Sold for Nearly a Quarter Million Dollars
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/rare-motorcycle-sold-for-nearly-quarter-million-dollars/
Published Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2024 21:47:50 +0000

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Cult classic: A Harley XR1200 street tracker from Taiwan

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Harley XR1200 street tracker by Fever Taiwan
There must be something in the water, because this is the second Harley XR1200 street tracker that’s popped up on our radar in as many weeks. We’re not complaining though. Even though it wasn’t a big sales hit, we’re fans of Harley-Davidson’s sportiest Sportster—mainly because it was such a hoot to ride.

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why the Harley XR1200 didn’t stick around longer, but we have our theories. One is that the market simply wasn’t ready to accept a Harley that actually handled well. The other is that the styling was a mish-mash of too many influences.

Harley XR1200 street tracker by Fever Taiwan

The Motor Co. pitched the XR1200 as a flat tracker for the street—and gave it an XR750-inspired livery and upright seating position to match. But the XR’s tail section and goofy split-spoke wheels felt like 90s sportbike throwbacks. Still, it was nothing if not bold, and its awkwardness was arguably part of its charm.

This custom Harley XR1200 comes from Fever—a custom workshop based in Taoyuan City, just outside of Taipei in Taiwan. Their take on this cult classic is refreshing because it pushes the styling in one clear direction instead of trying to ride the line between multiple genres.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Cult classic: A Harley XR1200 street tracker from Taiwan
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/harley-xr1200-street-tracker
Published Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2024 21:33:13 +0000

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The Mighty Six: A brutal custom Honda CBX from The Netherlands

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Custom Honda CBX 1000 by Moto Adonis
An email commissioning a new project is good news for any custom motorcycle workshop. But the crew at Moto Adonis in The Netherlands was particularly giddy when their latest project hit their inbox. The brief read like most others, save for one key detail—the client specifically requested a custom Honda CBX 1000.

Like many of us, Moto Adonis co-owners Arthur Renkema and Job Leussink idolize the mighty CBX. “It’s undoubtedly one of the most legendary machines ever built,” Job proclaims. “The sound of this beastly inline six-cylinder engine, skillfully crafted by Honda masters, is more than just noise; it’s a symphony of brute force that resonates as pure rebellion on two wheels.”

Custom Honda CBX 1000 by Moto Adonis

Despite their love for this 80s icon, Moto Adonis had no intention of simply creating a tidy Honda CBX 1000 restomod. “The bike was craving a contemporary, rugged touch,” explains Job. “And we didn’t just add a hint; no, we went all-out.”

Paying tribute to the CBX’s legacy, Arthur and Job kept the bike’s OEM fuel tank—but everything else was fair game. The guys set out to modernize the bike, while stripping back as much as they could to highlight its gargantuan engine. While we wouldn’t go as far as calling a six-cylinder superbike from the 80s ‘lithe,’ this CBX is one of the leanest we’ve seen.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: The Mighty Six: A brutal custom Honda CBX from The Netherlands
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-honda-cbx-1000-moto-adonis
Published Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2024 19:35:20 +0000

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