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Lot 3005 – 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro CrewMax Pickup VIN 002

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ January 21, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will auction two all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra Pickups for charity during the auction company’s 50th anniversary celebration at WestWorld of Scottsdale, January 22-30. These hybrid pickups will include the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro CrewMax Pickup VIN 002 (Lot #3005) and the VIN 001 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Capstone CrewMax Pickup (Lot #3007) with 100-percent of the hammer price for both going to the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund.

“Supporting philanthropic initiatives is the very foundation of Barrett-Jackson,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Over our 50-year history, we have helped raise more than $135 million for many nonprofit organizations doing exceptional work in our communities and we look forward to continuing these all-important efforts in Scottsdale with the auction of these new hybrid trucks from Toyota to benefit the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund.”

Lot #3005, the VIN 002 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro CrewMax Pickup is one of the first two Toyota hybrid pickups to be sold in North America. The 4×4 pickup’s i-FORCE MAX powertrain is a completely new hybrid system for Toyota that places an electric motor generator unit between the new 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission. Features include electronically controlled locking rear differential, Multi-Terrain Select (MTS) and Crawl Control (CRAWL), off-road suspension with FOX shocks and a 1.1-inch front lift, a 5.5-foot bed and maximum towing capacity of 11,170 pounds. Featured in a September 2021 reveal, the Tundra TRD Pro is most off-road capable model in the Tundra lineup. This pickup will cross the world-famous auction block on Friday, January 28 at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Lot 3007 – 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone Hybrid CrewMax Pickup VIN 001

The VIN 001 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Capstone CrewMax Pickup will cross the auction block on Saturday, January 29 as Lot #3007 at 4:30 PM MST. As the newest flagship of the Tundra lineup, this auction will be for VIN 001 of the all-new, luxurious Capstone grade. Configured as a 4×4 CrewMax with a 5.5-foot bed, Capstone is powered by the new hybrid i-FORCE MAX powertrain that produces 437hp and a massive 583 lb.-ft. of torque! It comes loaded with unique chrome accents, standard 22-inch chrome wheels, standard luxury-grade leather, side acoustic glass for noise reduction, large 14-inch multimedia touchscreen, 10-in. color heads-up-display, power steps, panoramic moonroof and much more.

One hundred percent of the hammer price from both hybrid Tundras will go to benefit the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund. This fund directly impacts the lives of eligible U.S. Paralympic athletes aiming to compete at the Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and those who competed at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. To date, more than 430 U.S. Paralympic athletes and hopefuls have received direct support from the more than $3.7 million raised thus far for the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund, with contributions from across the country, including Toyota dealerships.

“We are thrilled to join Craig Jackson and the Barrett-Jackson team in celebrating 50 years of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions,” said David Christ, group vice president and general manager, Toyota Division, Toyota Motor North America. “For the occasion, we’re bringing two versions of the best full-sized truck on the market – our all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra. The auction proceeds will benefit the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund, a first-of-its-kind program that we launched last year in an effort to further support Team USA’s Paralympic athletes as they pursue their sport dreams.”

Those interested in being a part of the 50th anniversary celebration and registering to bid for the 2022 Scottsdale Auction, including the opportunity to bid on these charity vehicles, may do so here.

To purchase tickets to the event, click here, and VIP packages are available 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 Two Early Production 2022 Hybrid Toyota Tundras at the 2022 Scottsdale Auction to Benefit the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/barrett-jackson-to-auction-two-early-production-2022-hybrid-toyota-tundras-at-the-2022-scottsdale-auction-to-benefit-the-toyota-u-s-paralympic-fund/
Published Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2022 01:07:58 +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!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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