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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on the world-famous auction block to assist in the sale of two charity cars benefiting Samaritan’s Purse, supporting humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. The 2009 Super Snake and the 1986 Corvette sold as a pair for $1 million and raised an additional $760,000 in donations.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – April 10, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, has again proved to be the barometer of the collectible car market with another record-setting event during its 2022 Palm Beach Auction, April 7-9, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Celebrating its most successful Palm Beach Auction, Barrett-Jackson sold 676 vehicles, all with No Reserve, for over $59.6 million, including nearly $3.8 million for charity. Also celebrating their most successful non-Scottsdale automobilia auction, Barrett-Jackson sold 412 pieces of authentic automobilia for more than $1.07 million, bringing the total auction sales to more than $60.7 million with a 100-percent sell-through rate and over 80 world-record auction sales. On Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis attended the auction for the sale of two charity vehicles that raised $1.76 million to support humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.

LOT #725 — 2020 FORD GT CARBON SERIES — SOLD! $1,540,000

“Coming in to Palm Beach our goal was to build on the momentum that we created during our Scottsdale sale, and we delivered that in spades,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “It’s been three years since we’ve hosted our auction in Florida and this week was an enormously successful return with our best Palm Beach Auction in Barrett-Jackson history. While we celebrated countless milestones this year, the highlight was hosting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who helped us raise $1.76 million to support Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse and humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.”

The top 10 non-charity vehicles that sold during the 2022 Palm Beach Auction included:

2020 Ford GT Carbon Series (Lot #725) – $1.54 million2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition (Lot #732) from the Cars of Dreams Collection – $1.43 million2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition (Lot #726.1) – $704,0001960 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible (Lot #720) – $550,0001968 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro 427/450 (Lot #705.1) from the American Muscle Car Museum Collection – $533,5001961 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible (Lot #711) – $467,5001962 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Topless Roadster “Elegance” (Lot #722) – $385,0002006 Ford GT (Lot #726) – $385,0001962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible (Lot #712) – $324,5001967 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova SS Custom Coupe (Lot #687) – $297,000

In addition to Governor Ron DeSantis, numerous business luminaries, entertainers and professional athletes attended this year’s Palm Beach Auction including Golden Globe Award-winning actor Sylvester Stallone, Super Bowl Champion and six-time NFL Pro-Bowl wide receiver Reggie Wayne, UFC Hall of Famer Rich “Ace” Franklin, Florida State Senator Tom Wright, Vanilla Ice, Ant Anstead and Captain Lee Rosbach.

LOT #3005 — 2023 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06 – FIRST RETAIL PRODUCTION CONVERTIBLE — SOLD! $1,000,000 TO BENEFIT THE THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND

Barrett-Jackson raised nearly $3.8 million for charity during the Palm Beach Auction with the sale of seven vehicles, including three first production and VIN 001 vehicles. On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis was on the stage to help auction the 2009 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake (Lot #3003) from the George Shinn Collection and the 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Indy Pace Car (Lot #3003.1) from Mark Pieloch’s American Muscle Car Museum Collection.

The pair of collectible vehicles was purchased by Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, for $1 million to provide humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine through Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse. An additional $760,000 in donations were made following the winning bid, including $100,000 donations from Carolyn and Craig Jackson, Janie and Steve Davis, Megan and George Shinn, Tetiana and Mark Pieloch, Jeanette and John Staluppi, John Rosatti, and Sam Pack.

The charity vehicles that sold in Palm Beach include:

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 First Retail Production Convertible (Lot# 3005) benefiting the Thurgood Marshall College Fund – $1,000,0002022 Ford Bronco Raptor SUV VIN 001 (Lot #3004) benefiting the National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound – $350,0001986 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Indy Pace Car (Lot # 3003.1) and 2009 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake (Lot #3003) benefiting Samaritan’s Purse – $1,000,000 together as a pair, plus an additional $760,000 pledged by donors, totaling $1.76 million2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Custom 6×6 Pickup (Lot# 3002) benefiting Can’d Aid – $250,0002023

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: Barrett-Jackson Topples Palm Beach Auction Records with $60.7 Million in Total Sales, Including $3.8 Million for Charity and Hosts Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to Help Raise $1.76 Million in Support of Ukrainian Relief Efforts
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Published Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2022 17:18:16 +0000

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Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale

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Ex-Hans-Otto Butenuth BMW RS 500 at the Bonhams February sale
The Bonhams February sale is about to wrap up, so we’re taking a break from our regular scheduled programming to pick our favorite motorcycles from the auction. From an Ariel Square Four and a 1989 Kawasaki ZX-10, to Hans-Otto Butenuth’s BMW 500 Rennsport [above], here are seven classic motorcycles that we’d love to park in the Bike EXIF garage.

1907 Quadrant at the Bonhams February auction
1907 Quadrant In the early 1880s, two blokes by the names of Walter and William Lloyd patented a pedal tricycle steering mechanism, which they (very confusingly) called the ‘Quadrant.’ Anyway, Quadrant went on to make bicycles, tricycles, and motorcycles, and, by 1901, had emerged as one of Britain’s earliest motorcycle manufacturers.

This 453 cc Quadrant was originally built in Coventry and was meticulously restored by a previous owner. It showcases its history through hand-written notes, technical drawings, old registrations, marque-related literature, and an SMCC Pioneer Certificate.

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/bonhams-february-sale-2024
Published Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2024 17:36:07 +0000

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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine

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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1973 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE “SPEEDVETTE” – NO RESERVE

Celebrating the best of performance and style at the upcoming 2024 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, where it is selling with No Reserve, is the “Speedvette,” a 1973 Chevrolet Corvette that marries classic aesthetics with modern muscle.

This custom beauty underwent a no-expense-spared rotisserie restoration completed in March 2023, and comes alive under the hood with a robust GM Performance 6.2-liter LS3 engine, generating 525 horsepower. Paired with a 4L70E 4-speed automatic transmission, it is sure to deliver a straightforward American muscle experience.

This Speedvette rolls on Schott Turbine wheels wrapped in Diamond Back Classic red line tires and boasts a Pro-Touring treatment. Its Coffman Corvette custom chassis incorporates C6/C7 components, RideTech coilovers and a power rack & pinion steering system. Stopping power is delivered by C7 calipers gripping slotted rotors, assisted by an E-Stopp electric brake.

The exterior’s subtle modifications include 2-inch rear fender flares and a smoothed decklid with a waterfall effect. The Torch Red exterior and black Haartz Stayfast convertible top add a classic touch. Inside is a handcrafted bespoke cabin with black leather and red stitching.

Register to bid today for the opportunity to take this Speedvette home with you and join us January 20-28 at WestWorld for the 2024 Scottsdale Auction.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/speedvette-raw-power-comes-alive-with-gms-ls3-engine-no-reserve-2024-scottsdale/
Published Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2023 21:10:11 +0000

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Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks

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TFX Suspension review
I got lucky when I bought my 2012-model Triumph Bonneville SE last year. A single-owner bike with less than 1,500 miles on the dial, it had spent most of its life trickle-charging in a garage. What’s more, the previous owner had thrown a handful of tasteful factory accessories at it (and a few that were less well-judged).

There was one key ingredient missing though; good suspension. Most modern classics roll out of the factory with suspension components that are adequate at best, but the older air-cooled Bonneville’s setup is downright poor. Small LED turn signals and a fancy sprocket cover might make your bike look prettier, but new shocks—like the fully adjustable TFX Suspension Xtreme units now gracing the tail end of my Triumph—will make it ride better.

TFX Suspension Xtreme rear shocks review

Based in The Netherlands, TFX Suspension is run by a small and passionate team, led by founders Hans-Dieter Fischer and Alex Meijs. The two of them formed TFX fourteen years ago when the suspension company that they were working for folded. Now they produce components on their terms, with the sort of hands-on approach that’s often missing from larger companies.

Their catalog includes various mono- and twin-shock items, suitable for a wide range of on- and off-road applications, plus a handful of front suspension upgrades. (We’ve seen their parts on custom bikes from Bottpower, Powerbrick, CNCPT Moto, and more.) They sent me a set of their Xtreme shocks to test out on my Triumph Bonneville; fully-adjustable units that retail for €1,399 [$1516].

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/tfx-suspension-review
Published Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2024 18:45:19 +0000

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