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With sinister looks and a specially modified 5.0-liter V8 – the most powerful 5.0-liter V8 ever, projecting 500 horsepower – Dark Horse expands the Mustang lineup and sets a new benchmark for American street and track performance that could only come in a Mustang. Pre-production vehicles shown.

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. – JAN. 24, 2024 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will continue its longstanding tradition of offering VIN 001 vehicles for charity with the sale of the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse VIN 001 (Lot #3003) during the 2024 Scottsdale Auction held January 20-28, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. One hundred percent of the hammer price of the all-new Mustang, which will cross the auction block at approximately 6:30 PM MT on Saturday, January 27th, will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

“I’m excited to once again team up with Ford Motor Company to offer a VIN 001 production vehicle on the auction block for charity here in Scottsdale,” said Craig Jackson, CEO and Chairman of Barrett-Jackson. “This 500-horsepower fastback Mustang is particularly special because it’s the first production vehicle that wears a new nameplate for the Ford Mustang in 21 years. Vehicles that represent the birth of new generation of vehicles offer promising collectability over time. I look forward to being a part of history when this vehicle crosses the block to benefit Ford’s long-standing commitment to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.”

The heart of 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse VIN 001 (Lot #3003) is an all-new fourth-generation Coyote 5.0-liter V8 engine with a dual air-intake box and throttle-body design. The engine sends 500 horsepower and 418 ft/lbs of torque to a 6-speed TREMEC manual transmission. This Ford Mustang Dark Horse includes coolers for the transmission, engine oil and rear axle, and improved engine cooling capability.

Inside the Ford Mustang Dark Horse is the most technologically advanced, driver-centric cockpit of any Mustang yet. From a flat-bottomed steering wheel to a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster with customizable screens, the car delivers an extraordinary driving experience. Special-order equipment on VIN 001 includes RECARO seats, a painted hood and accent stripes, and both optional Handling and Appearance packages.

“Barrett-Jackson’s charitable endeavors tops the list of our many accomplishments over the decades,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We value our special relationship with Ford Motor Company, who has generously donated several VIN 001 vehicles over the years to benefit JDRF, a cause that’s close to the hearts of everyone at the company. This VIN 001 Mustang Dark Horse will join a legacy of ‘first’ production Fords crossing the block to support charity.”

One hundred percent of the hammer price from the sale of the Dark Horse Mustang VIN 001 will benefit JDRF, whose mission is harnessing the power of research, advocacy, and community engagement to advance life-changing breakthroughs for type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Automotive enthusiasts interested in registering to bid on this charity vehicle and the entire Scottsdale Auction docket may do so here.

Tickets to the 2024 Scottsdale Auction are available here. On Location, Barrett-Jackson’s official hospitality partner, is offering several immersive Barrett-Jackson Experiences packages for guests to join the action on the auction block, enjoy premium hospitality and connect with like-minded enthusiasts like never before. To learn more about On Location’s offerings, click here.

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Title: Barrett-Jackson to Auction VIN 001 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse in Scottsdale with 100% of the Hammer Price Benefiting JDRF
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Final Encore—Bizzarrini P538

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Photo: Casey AnnisThe 1950s and 1960s were a time of rapid change in both the road and racecar world. Technology was advancing quickly and with this advancement, it became increasingly harder and harder for a lone individual—either engineer or visionary—to be solely responsible for a complete automobile. Yet, some amazing vehicles were given birth during this time by some of the last of these automotive prodigies. One such automotive savant was Italian Giotto Bizzarrini. A tenacious and talented engineer and development driver, Bizzarrini either created or played a major role in some of the most iconic cars of the 1960s, including several built under his own name. Any true understanding of Bizzarrini’s cars, however, first requires an understanding of the man, as the two are virtually inseparable.

The author unleashes a healthy dose of the “Anniversario” Bizzarrini’s prodigious horsepower.
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Born Survivor

Giotto Bizzarrini was born in June 6, 1926, in Quercianella, near Livorno, Italy. Born into a long line of engineers, it is perhaps not surprising that Bizzarrini would gravitate toward things mechanical. However, his early childhood years were more dominated by soccer and hunting, at least until World War II intervened. When the war broke out, Giotto’s father took up arms against the Germans, leaving young Giotto behind to fend for his family. During the war years, times were tough and much of what the Bizzarrini family had to eat ended up coming from Giotto’s hunting prowess. Bizzarrini would look back on these years of deprivation and state, “That period really influenced me for the rest of my life. It made me into a survivor, somewhat of a maverick.”

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Saturday special: An elegant three-wheeler with a Mazda engine

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Custom three-wheeler with Mazda engine and motorcycle parts
Although Bike EXIF is dedicated to art on two wheels, our automotive interests are wide-ranging. Our publisher has an enviable car collection, our workshop editor, Dean, is a vintage snowmobile fiend, and I’ve been in love with the Morgan Super 3 ever since I test-drove it at the Malle Mile. So today we’re bending the rules, and bringing you a stunning three-wheeler that’s only really thirty percent motorcycle.

Dubbed the ‘MAC 2,’ it’s the second handmade three-wheeler from Indonesian engineer and vintage bike enthusiast, Cosmas Lili Sudrajat. Cosmas has a major crush on Morgan’s V-twin-powered three-wheelers—but they’re expensive and hard to come by in Indonesia. Luckily, he knows his way around a workshop.

Custom three-wheeler with Mazda engine and motorcycle parts

The V-twin powerplant bolted to the front of the MAC 2 isn’t a motorcycle engine though. It’s out of a Mazda B600—a pint-sized, Japanese-made station wagon that was a hit in Indonesia in the 1960s. “The Mazda’s air-cooled 600 cc V-twin engine is the perfect size for a three-wheeler,” says Cosmas.

Once the Mazda B600 had been torn down to just its chassis and motor, Cosmas chopped off the rear half of the frame and installed a repurposed Honda swingarm. Repurposed 18” laced motorcycle wheels do duty up front, modified with cast aluminum MAC-branded hubcaps.

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Title: Saturday special: An elegant three-wheeler with a Mazda engine
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Ferrari Challenge UK commences

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The 2024 Ferrari UK Challenge race series commences its sixth season this weekend at iconic English racing circuit Brands Hatch. Ferrari North Europe has confirmed another packed grid of experienced and new drivers in both the Trofeo Pirelli and Coppa Shell classes.

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The 2024 season welcomes the return of numerous racing favorites, including Andrew Morrow, who readies himself for a step up to the EU Challenge in 2024, and Tom Fleming, the EU Challenge rookie who went on to win the World Championship at Finali Mondiali in Mugello last October. With both drivers showing great talent, the stage is set for a hotly contested season opener.

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Several exciting newcomers also make their debut in the series this year, hoping to seize the initiative and pilot their Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo race cars to victory in the final solus year for the 488 model, before the introduction of the new 296 Challenge in 2025.

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