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On June 26, Sunday, Beaulieu’s favorite rally is back for 2022 as a gathering of the most exquisite sports cars and classy saloons will be displayed on the grounds of the National Motor Museum.

Jaguar owners representing a wide variety of Jaguar motor cars have already confirmed their attendance in the line-up. This simply means that Jaguar fans will be in for a really wonderful treat as there are no less than three early 1950s XK120s have been confirmed. There are also four examples of the legendary E-Type. A D-Type replica will also be displayed. Classic saloons will also be in attendance including six MkIIs, a 1968 420, and a 1969 Daimler 250 V8.

Examples of the XJ6, Daimler Six, and Daimler Super V8 will represent the more modern Jaguar saloons, while sporting favorites are represented by the XJS and XKR. Multiple examples of the F-Type, XJL, XF, XK, and the S-Type will also be displayed in the showground.

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There will be a lot of very interesting features that will be part of the Beaulieu attraction that is covered by the admission and there are also some very interesting Jaguars inside the National Motor Museum. The 1960 XK150 is a great reminder of the glamour back in the day. There is also the 1962 E-Type which is always sure to enamor visitors. In the On Screen Cars display, there is the 2002 Jaguar XKR Convertible that was used in the Bond film Die Another Day. An impressive replica of the 1987 TWR Jaguar XJR-8 will also be displayed.

In the People’s Choice Award, guests to the event will be able to pick their favorite Jaguar that they saw at the show. Winner will get a Beaulieu trophy as well as a prize from Autoglym. All visitors will be able to vote on that day until 1pm, and the presentation of the award will be at 2pm.

In Bond in Motion – No Time to Die exhibit in the National Motor Museum, a lot of other incredible motors are displayed and can also be accessed using the ticket for the day. The exhibition will run until November and it showcases a lot of the original vehicles, costumes, and gadgets from the latest Bond film. Of course, one of the main highlights of the exhibition is the iconic silver birch Aston Martin DB5 of the legendary spy, and it is still equipped with its LED number plate and impressive machine guns.

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Those who are planning to attend are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance at the Beaulieu website. Participant tickets are available for those who are planning to enter their Jaguar in the display, and the ticket will allow the holder access to the rest of the Beaulieu attraction.

Normal visitor admission tickets are available for all other visitors, and it can be booked here.

Simply Jaguar is one of the many exciting Simply rallies that are scheduled for 2022. On July 10 is another beloved event, Simply Land Rover. On July 16 and 17 are Simply Vauxhall and Simply French, respectively. Click here to get the full Beaulieu 2022 event calendar.

Visitor and participant tickets will give access to all that Beaulieu has to offer. The National Motor Museum houses the Bond in Motion – No Time To Die exhibit, as well as World of Top Gear, Little Beaulieu, On Screen Cars, Secret Army Exhibition, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, the ancestral Montagu home Palace House, as well as the beautiful grounds and gardens.

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By: Reggie
Title: Beaulieu Offers Exquisite Line-up For Simply Jaguar
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Published Date: Wed, 18 May 2022 18:03:28 +0000

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A SHIRT IS BORN: How the Exclusive 2024 FCCS Tee Came to Life

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A SHIRT IS BORN: How the Exclusive 2024 FCCS Tee Came to Life

Since the Future Collector Car Show (FCCS) made its move to the Polo Field at WestWorld and takes place during Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auctions, the team has become dedicated to creating an exclusive commemorative T-shirt that celebrates the event and its participants. What makes the shirt special is that it showcases the prior year’s Best of Show winner, aiming to provide a unique keepsake and encourage a competitive show field. The 2024 shirt features the 2023 Best of Show winner, a 2002 Honda S2000 owned by David Flinn.

In the realm of creative design, crafting of the FCCS commemorative T-shirt is more than just placing a photo on a shirt and calling it a day ‒ it’s a meticulous process that involves expertise, innovation and talented designers. To create something truly special, the team turned to Corbin Snyder, Director of Marketing and Creative at Barrett-Jackson. Since the design had to feature the 2023 winner, the team had to start with a clean photo of the Best of Show S2K.

The creative team brought the S2K into the cutting-edge Barrett-Jackson studio for a photo shoot. The studio features a white cyclorama, or “cyc” for short. The cyc is a huge wall used to suggest unlimited space – a literal blank canvas – which makes the design process easier as there isn’t a distracting background. The studio also provides excellent controlled lighting which ensures an evenly lit car without any glaring reflections or strange light spots that would necessitate a significant amount of retouching for the final design. Barrett-Jackson Media Director Tim Heit played with multiple angles and took a variety of different photos to ensure the most compelling image for the commemorative tee.

Once the car was photographed, the images were turned over to the graphics team. Each design iteration went through a process of exploration, from vibrant hues to distinct angles.

With any project that comes across his desk, Snyder encourages his team to come up with a design for themselves, letting their imaginations run wild, then create a second one that fits within the project parameters and finally create a third they think would appeal to the masses. Making sure the design flows and is cohesive – as well as remembering the audience and where the design will live (in this case, on a T-shirt) – is key.

The core of this collective endeavor is rooted in the quest for a design that not only respects the 2023 Best of Show champion but also captures the essence of the FCCS event. It serves as a tribute to the commitment, originality and artistic craftsmanship embedded in creating a T-shirt to be treasured by both participants and spectators.

FCCS participants with a vehicle on the show field will receive the special shirt upon entry to the event, while spectators can pre-order the limited-edition tee on Barrett-Jackson’s official merchandise site here.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: A SHIRT IS BORN: How the Exclusive 2024 FCCS Tee Came to Life
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/a-shirt-is-born-how-the-exclusive-2024-fccs-tee-came-to-life/
Published Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2023 23:42:33 +0000

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SLEAK AND SPEEDY: The ‘Pre-A’ 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster Continues to Impress

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SLEAK AND SPEEDY: The ‘Pre-A’ 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster Continues to Impress

Written by independent automotive journalist David Neyens

LOT #1355 – 1955 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER – NO RESERVE

As the first production model ever to bear the Porsche name, the Type 356 swiftly evolved immediately after the first prototypes emerged in 1948 from a converted sawmill in Gmünd, Austria. Today, the foundational 356-series cars and their many variants are rightly regarded as the beginning of an automotive dynasty that continues uninterrupted today with a victorious, often dominant, competition record at the pinnacle of international motorsports.

Road-car sales were as crucial to Porsche’s earliest fortunes as racing success, and significant demand existed for open versions of Porsche’s increasingly refined 356 coupes. An early reply came in the form of Porsche’s early and relatively costly 356 America roadster, bodied by Erich Heuer’s Gläser Karosserie. However, New York’s legendary European-car importer Max Hoffman saw sufficient demand in America for a sharper-edged, no-frills Porsche convertible at a lower price point. Stuttgart’s Reutter Karosserie revised the America’s original bodywork and designed a curvaceous, high-waisted “bathtub” body style for the new 356 model, dubbed the Speedster. Retaining the prior America’s Type 540 internal designation, the sleeker Reutter-built 356 Speedster debuted in 1954 and went on to become one of Porsche’s most celebrated designs.

Equipped with a removable cut-down windscreen and simple yet supportive bucket seats, plus a low-profile soft-top and rudimentary side curtains for weather protection, the lightweight Speedster delivered noticeably sharper performance, braking and handling. Instruments consisted only of a speedometer and temperature gauge, with a tachometer and heater optional to keep the price down to just $2,995 when the Speedster made its New York debut.

The Speedster was a rather successful niche model for Porsche from launch, with some 200 built initially and over 1,000 produced for 1955, with their Volkswagen-based, yet effective mechanical components yielding the retrospective “Pre-A” designation used by Porsche enthusiasts. Late in 1955, the 356 and 356 Speedster received its first major revision to 356A standard, with engine displacement growing to 1,600 cubic centimetres and more unique Porsche mechanicals. Annual 356 A Speedster production eventually peaked at 1,416 units for 1957. Just 2,922 examples were built in all before the advent of the more comfortable and highly equipped 356 A Convertible D in 1959.

Contemporary road-test reports almost unanimously praised the Speedster, which must have appeared much like an alien spacecraft to Americans more accustomed to large V8 sedans.  Detailed coverage in the May 1955 issue of Road & Track of a 1500 Super-powered 356 Speedster was particularly enlightening and, as related, “… the engine is small, and the torque is proportionate. Yet, as we show in this road test, the latest Porsche 1500 S Speedster is capable of a very high performance. This result is due to an efficient engine, four useful gear ratios (all synchronized), and low overall weight. Common-sense design, thorough engineering, and good workmanship contribute to the overall effect and insure customer satisfaction in terms of reliability.”

Exemplifying the dual-purpose nature of the Speedster, Erich Bücklers drove the Road & Track test car to victory in a 1,500cc sports-car race at Willow Springs just a few days before the magazine’s road test was published. On the track, especially in American SCCA competition, the 356 Speedster was devastatingly effective. Light in weight and possessing sleek low-drag bodylines, the Speedster was an unqualified “giant-killer” on the track. In the hands of the era’s top amateur and professional drivers, the Speedster out-braked and out-handled the competition with remarkable ease everywhere it appeared. On the street, the Speedster’s avant-garde flair and adventurous attitude made it an instant hit with buyers and an enduring classic that continues to captivate successive generations of Porsche enthusiasts today

All surviving Speedsters are highly sought-after collectibles today, and this early “Pre-A” 356 Speedster from 1955 is a particularly compelling find. Finished in white with red upholstery and seats smartly piped in white, it retains the original air-cooled, 1500cc flat-4engine that was built to a larger-capacity 1600cc configuration. Fitted with two dual-venturi Zenith carburetors and now rated at a very usable 80 horsepower, the Speedster is equipped with a number of new supporting items, including the exhaust system, clutch disc, front transmission mount, front suspension bumpers, a

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: SLEAK AND SPEEDY: The ‘Pre-A’ 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster Continues to Impress
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Published Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2023 23:37:07 +0000

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2024 Honda CB1000R Preview

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In addition to carrying over street bike models like the CBR1000RR and CBR600RR, Honda will also leave its CB1000R unchanged for 2024, available in Black Edition trim and starting at $12,999. The newest edition is now available at your local Honda dealership.

The 2024 Honda CB1000R will start at $12,999.
The 2024 Honda CB1000R will start at $12,999. (Honda/)

Unlike some of the other carryover models, the CB1000R keeps the same MSRP as last year, which is a notch in the plus column. We can also speak to the quality of the bike, having sampled essentially the same setup back in 2021 when the “Black Edition” model first made it to market.

The bike is fantastic on the street, with a powerful midrange, bidirectional quickshifter, nimble chassis, and a decent TFT display panel. The braking feel could be improved, but the power is definitely there to easily bring the 472-pound machine to stop.

The Black Edition update also resulted in a much leaner and more sophisticated-looking machine.

Additional features of note include ride-by-wire, selectable ride modes and torque control, an attractive aesthetic, LED lighting throughout, and a commendable Showa suspension package.

The last major update to the CB1000R was for the 2018 model year, where Honda took the previous-generation CB1000R and dialed up specs with a lighter chassis, better engine, and a more comfortable cockpit. Despite the lack of attention it has received since then, the CB1000R remains a solid liter-size naked bike that holds its own in a crowded and competitive segment.

2024 Honda CB1000R Technical Specifications and Price

Price:$12,999Engine:998cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled inline-four; 4 valves/cyl.Bore x Stroke:75.0 x 56.5mmCompression Ratio:11.6:1Fuel Delivery:PGM-FI w/ 44mm throttle bodies, ride-by-wireClutch:Wet, multiplate with bidirectional quickshifterTransmission/Final Drive:6-speed/chainFrame:Steel backboneFront Suspension:43mm USD Showa SFF-BP, fully adjustable; 4.7 in. travelRear Suspension:Showa shock, spring preload and rebound damping adjustable; 5.2 in. travelFront Brake:4-piston, radially mounted calipers, 310mm discs w/ ABSRear Brake:256mm disc w/ ABSWheels, Front/Rear:17 in. / 17 in.Tires, Front/Rear:120/70-17 / 190/55-17Rake/Trail:24.7°/3.8 in.Wheelbase:57.3 in.Seat Height:32.7 in.Fuel Capacity:4.3 gal.Claimed Curb Weight:472 lb.Available:February 2024Contact:powersports.honda.com

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By: Byron Wilson
Title: 2024 Honda CB1000R Preview
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/honda-cb1000r-preview/
Published Date: Sat, 02 Mar 2024 11:00:03 +0000

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