Barrett-Jackson’s 2022 Palm Beach Auction to Feature a Select Offering from the George Shinn Collection, April 7-9
1958 Chevrolet Corvette 283/250 Convertible
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – March 17, 2022Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, today announced that American businessman and philanthropist George Shinn will auction a select offering from his expansive collection with No Reserve during the 2022 Palm Beach Auction, April 7-9, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. A diverse curation, the offering from the George Shinn Collection in Palm Beach will include more than 30 vehicles comprising originals and Resto-Mods spanning from the 1950s to the early ’70s, as well as hot rods and modern sports cars.
1957 Ford Fairlane Sunliner convertible
“Coming on the heels of Barrett-Jackson’s most successful auction in its 50-year history, we’re excited to roll into our highly anticipated return to Palm Beach with several remarkable collections,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re thrilled to feature the George Shinn Collection as part of that. Like myself, George has been passionate about cars since he was a child, and he has amassed an impressive collection over the years. His select offering in Palm Beach is reflective of the incredible quality and diversity featured throughout.”
Highlighting the vehicles from the George Shinn Collection is a 1958 Chevrolet Corvette 283/250 convertible. Finished in Charcoal Pearl with silver coves, this Corvette is a recent recipient of a body-off restoration. Powered by a fuel-injected V8 engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission, it is equipped with finned aluminum valve covers and a pair of ceramic-coated tubular exhaust headers coupled to the dual exhaust system. The interior features bright red vinyl and nestled in the dash is a push-button radio as well as the factory clock.
Another restored classic from the 1950s is a 1957 Ford Fairlane Sunliner convertible finished in two-tone pink and brown with a brown cloth soft top and matching brown-and-white interior featuring a bench seat and push-button radio. It is powered by the 321ci Thunderbird Special, a version of Ford’s Y-block V8 engine, equipped with a 4-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust mated to a 2-speed Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission.
The ever-growing market of Resto-Mods will also be represented strongly in Palm Beach by the George Shinn Collection. With both first- and second-generation Corvettes fueling the hobby as a great foundation for modern craftsmanship, this select offering will include a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette custom convertible and a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette custom coupe. The 1960 Corvette is powered by a GM LS7 454ci V8 crate engine mated to a modern TKO 5-speed manual overdrive transmission equipped with an Edelbrock Victor aluminum intake manifold topped with a Holley 4-barrel carburetors and custom aluminum intake. The original Corvette body is mated to a custom-built Art Morrison modernized frame utilizing late-model suspension geometry and features power rack & pinion steering as well as lowered suspension and polished aluminum Billet Specialties wheels with Toyo Proxes performance tires.
2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S
Finished in Elkhart Blue, the custom 1967 Corvette features a new Chevrolet LS3 aluminum V8 producing 430 horsepower mated to a TREMEC 5-speed transmission. The chassis was updated with front and rear coilover QA1 shocks as well as Hyperco springs and includes a set of Van Steel tubular A-arms, offset trailing arms and a power Wilwood disc brake system. The interior features a set of custom upholstered bucket seats, Vintage Air climate-control system and modern radio that appears factory original but features USB, MP3 and Bluetooth capabilities.
“The quality of the work and craftsmanship that went into restoring and building many of the cars in George’s collection is second to none,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “It is truly a remarkable collection, and I look forward to seeing many lucky Barrett-Jackson bidders take home these pieces of automotive history as they cross the auction block with No Reserve in Palm Beach.”
The select offering from the George Shinn Collection will also include desirable modern vehicles such as a 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S with only 152 actual miles. Finished in Designo Selenite Grey Magno featuring the AMG exterior carbon-fiber package, this 2018 AMG GT S model is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine mated to an AMG 7-speed Speedshift dual-clutch transmission. With the exhaust manifolds and turbochargers nested inside the cylinder banks to minimize turbo lag, this engine generates 515hp and 494 ft/lbs of torque.
Mr. Shinn is the founder and original owner
Title: Barrett-Jackson’s 2022 Palm Beach Auction to Feature a Select Offering from the George Shinn Collection, April 7-9
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Published Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 19:42:36 +0000
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BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
Written by Barbara Toombs
Fremont Street in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
Millions of visitors are understandably attracted to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas’ renowned Strip each year, where world-class resorts, casinos, shows and incredible dining options are the name of the game.
What many don’t realize is that there’s another fascinating side to the Entertainment Capital of the World, headlined by two cultural districts known simply as Downtown and Chinatown.
Downtown Las Vegas (also known as DTLV) is really where this unique desert city got its start. In 1931, construction began on what is now known as the Hoover Dam, attracting thousands of workers to a site just east of the city. To capitalize on this growing workforce, savvy businessmen began building casinos and showgirl venues along Las Vegas’ only paved road at the time: Fremont Street.
Today, DTLV is comprised of three distinct districts. Many visitors to the city are already familiar with one of them: the Fremont Street Casino District, which contains museums, restaurants and bars, as well as the original Las Vegas casinos, including El Cortez, Golden Nugget and Golden Gate. Here you’ll also find the renowned Fremont Street Experience, which debuted in 1995. This pedestrian-only thoroughfare is covered by a canopy of more than two million LED lights and a state-of-the-art sound system that comes to life every night for a spectacular sound and light show called “Viva Vision.”
The Arts District
A popular attraction in this district is The Mob Museum (the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement), which showcases intriguing tales and the age-old dichotomy of good guys versus bad guys. Explore at your own pace, go on a guided tour or uncover museum surprises as part of a group scavenger hunt. Want a literal “taste” of old-school Las Vegas? Plan to dine at Top of Binion’s Steakhouse, perched on the 24th floor of Binion’s Gambling Hall. The restaurant dates back to 1965 when it was known as Top of the Mint, the signature dining spot at The Mint hotel tower. The interior design (and menu – think steak, prime rib, lobster and even Baked Alaska) is a throwback to an earlier era when the mob ran much of Las Vegas, but the real draw is the spectacular view through dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.
Built in 2002, the Fremont East Entertainment District (FEED) is a six-block area that stretches from Las Vegas Boulevard East to 8th Street and from Ogden Street South to Carson. FEED is pedestrian-friendly, offering diverse street life and many eateries, cafes, bars and lounges, as well as ample shopping opportunities and lively entertainment. A must-see attraction in this district is the Downtown Container Park – a dining, shopping and live music venue made of 45 colorful repurposed shipping containers, all fronted by a two-story, fire-breathing praying mantis who made its original debut at Burning Man. Nearby is the popular Bin 702 – one of many great dining choices in the area – featuring a great selection of beer and wine, as well as a tantalizing choice of charcuterie and cheese, sandwiches and small plates for sharing.
18b sign in The Arts District.
In recent years, The Arts District – or the 18b as it’s also known (a reference to it occupying 18 blocks of Downtown Las Vegas, loosely outlined by Commerce Street, Colorado Ave, Fourth Street and Hoover Avenue) – has been growing in popularity. Its monthly “First Friday” block party and art walk features food trucks and live music, serving as a backdrop for artists showing their works off at a variety of open-air and indoor galleries. These include The Arts Factory, home to over 30 artists and art galleries, and ArtSquare, a hip establishment that houses design stores, designer’s studios, wellness spots, and food and drink outlets. Behind The Arts Factory sits one of many great dining choices in The Arts District: Taverna Costera, serving up delicious Coastal Mediterranean fusion that draws inspiration from coastal Spanish, French, Italian and Greek cuisines and beyond.
Just a couple of miles east of the Strip, along Spring Mountain Road (roughly between Rainbow Boulevard and Interstate 15), lies the city’s amazing Chinatown, which has grown in leaps and bounds over the past two decades. Here you’ll find the largest collection of Asian businesses in Southern Nevada, including a multitude of authentic Asian restaurants, gift shops, a hair stylist, a reflexologist, home decor, an Asian supermarket and the only Chinese bookstore in Nevada.
At Chinatown’s heart is the enormous and ornate Chinatown Plaza, featuring a colorful, dragon-adorned, Tang Dynasty-inspired gate and gleaming
Title: BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
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Published Date: Fri, 19 May 2023 18:07:14 +0000
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
This red 1967 Corvette custom coupe received a complete custom restoration at Springfield Motorsports in Peachland BC, Canada. The build consists of a completely new jig-mounted tube chassis with C4 corvette front upper and lower control arms riding on coilover shocks and power rack & pinion steering. The rear differential is a custom narrowed 9-inch Ford with aluminum Dale Gerry center section with Wilwood disc brakes on all 4 corners. Filling out the wheel wells are custom offset Fikse wheels.
K&S machine in Kelowna, British Columbia took the 454ci engine and machined it to 496ci it is equipped with Comp Thumper camshaft and 800cfm carburetor and it creates a true hot rod sound through the ceramic-coated exhaust. Lee Baxter upholstery created the one-off hand-stitched red leather interior with a rear storage area. It features Vintage Air, Digital gauges, power windows and a leather-wrapped vintage-style steering wheel.
Title: 2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
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Published Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 15:52:01 +0000
From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
The Honda CBX 1000 was only in production for four years, but that was enough time for it to leave a lasting impression on the motorcycle industry. First released it in 1978 as a screaming six-cylinder naked superbike, it later faced stiff competition from its stablemate—the equally iconic CB900F. So the Japanese marque redesigned it as a sport tourer, halfway through its tenure.
The updated ‘CBX-B’ had a touring fairing, optional panniers, and Honda’s new-at-the-time Pro-Link mono-shock setup. It was a hair less powerful than before, but that didn’t stop it from becoming a legend in its own right. If you park a CBX and CBX-B next to each other, you could argue that the latter has more presence.
It’s that mystique that prompted the owner of this 1982 Honda CBX 1000 Pro-Link to buy it. Enamored with the fusion of modern technology and ancient traditions found in Japanese cities like Tokyo and Kyoto, he was on the hunt for a classic motorcycle that embodied that philosophy. When he found the CBX, the sheer brutalism of its six-cylinder engine was impossible to ignore.
“In the eyes of this enthusiast, the engine wasn’t just a mechanical marvel; it was the soul of the motorcycle, much like the heart in a human body,” says Tiago Gonçalves, founder of the Portuguese custom shop, Unik Edition. “This revelation laid the foundation for a transformative project, one that would honor the motorcycle’s origins while infusing it with a new identity.”
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
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Published Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2023 16:34:54 +0000
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