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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

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: Barrett-Jackson’s 2022 Palm Beach Auction to Feature a Select Offering from the George Shinn Collection, April 7-9
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/barrett-jacksons-2022-palm-beach-auction-to-feature-a-select-offering-from-the-george-shinn-collection-april-7-9/
Published Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 19:42:36 +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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