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(Left to Right) – Lots #1336.2, #1336.1 and #1336 are three iconic Ford Mustangs selling with No Reserve as part of the distinguished Mile High Collection

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ January 22, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will offer 69 diverse collectible vehicles with No Reserve from the Mile-High Collection during the auction company’s 50th anniversary celebration at WestWorld of Scottsdale, January 22-30. Featuring a diverse number of American and European sportscars and classic vehicles, the Mile High Collection is led by two 1970 “ARI” Cobra Jet Ford Mustangs, which are among five built, two second-generation Ford GTs and the real 1976 AMC Pacer from the 90s cult classic “Wayne’s World.”

An impressive number of Ford vehicles in the Mile-High Collection include two 1970 “ARI” Ford Mustang 428 Cobra Jet Convertible Pace Cars (Lot #1336.1 and Lot #1336.2) that were intended for pace car duties at each of the five American Raceways International tracks. All were specified with R-code (Ram Air) 428ci Cobra Jet engines and C6 automatic transmissions, as well as specially painted hoods, custom stripes and ARI rear fender logos signifying the company’s Atlanta International Speedway, Eastern Speedway, Texas International Speedway, Riverside Raceway and Michigan International Speedway properties. The Grabber Blue Lot #1336.1 was designated for Atlanta International Speedway and the Grabber Green Lot #1336.2 was assigned to Michigan’s track.

A 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Twister Special (Lot #1336) also headlines the diverse collection. As part of the same deal with Ford and ARI, Ford Special Promotions pre-sold 96 Mustang fastbacks to the Kansas City District Sales Office to help subsidize the project. Lot #1336 is one of these, collectively known as “Twister Specials,” that were part of the central attraction at Ford’s Total Performance Day held at Kansas City Raceway in November 1969. This specific example is one of only 48 Twister Specials equipped with the R-Code 428 SCJ engine and one of only 24 of those equipped with a 4-speed manual transmission.

Also headlining the Mile-High Collection’s offerings is a 2005 Ford GT (Lot #1355) and a 2006 Ford GT Heritage Editions (Lot #1390) with just 24 actual miles. The stripe delete 2005 model Lot #1355 is finished in Silver with a black interior and is among only 2,027 for that year. The extremely low-mileage and iconic 2006 Heritage Edition is one of only 343 produced.

The diversity of the Mile-High Collection extends to several American muscle car examples such as a 1969 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air IV (Lot #1438.2) that is one of only 607 produced and a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS (Lot #1121.1). Two 1968 Shelby GT500KR vehicles (Lot #1437 and Lot #1438.3) as well as a 1956 Volkswagen 23-Window Microbus (Lot 1438.1) are highly anticipated pieces from the collection.

The breadth of this collection also extends to American pop culture with the original 1976 AMC Pacer (Lot #515) from the iconic 1992 cult classic movie “Wayne’s World.” Modifications made for the film included Baby Blue paint over the original yellow exterior, tow hooks welded to the front subframe, quarter-inch steel plates welded to the rocker panels for camera support, modified rear wheelhouses to fit speaker boxes, a hole drilled in the roof for the famous licorice dispenser, flame decals added to the sides and components were removed from the inner dash to accommodate the cup dispenser. Every effort was made in this vehicle’s extensive restoration to bring it back to its movie condition and all props inside the vehicle are original.

Those interested in being a part of the 50th anniversary celebration and registering to bid for the 2022 Scottsdale Auction 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 Offer the Diverse Mile-High Collection Featuring 69 Collectible Vehicles, Including Two 1970 “ARI” Cobra Jet Mustang Pace Cars, Ford GTs and the “Wayne’s World” AMC Pacer
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/barrett-jackson-to-offer-the-diverse-mile-high-collection-featuring-69-collectible-vehicles-including-two-1970-ari-scj-mustang-pace-cars-ford-gts-and-the-waynes-w/
Published Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 16:52:05 +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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