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Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is celebrating its 70th anniversary and almost since the beginning, they have been showcasing the engineering excellence of Bugatti, even as early as 1956 when the renowned 1930 Bugatti Type 37 Grand Prix claimed the ‘Best of Show’ award.

2021 was no different as Bugatti added two more prestigious awards given by leading experts in their fields. As if that was not enough, two individual Bugatti models also set auction records at the Gooding & Company and RM Sotheby’s Pebble Beach 2021 classic car auction.

1929 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix
1929 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix
By Jensen Sutta

The esteemed ‘Chairman’s Trophy’ award is an award granted by long-standing chairwoman, Sandra Button, to a Concours d’Elegance entrant. Every year, they pick a deserving winner after meticulous selection, and this year, it was given to the iconic 1929 Bugatti Type 35 B Grand Prix.

The Bugatti Type 35 B Grand Prix is known as one of the most successful racing cars of all time. The Type 35 was an engineering masterpiece at its time as it dominated the racing scene throughout the 1920s and 1930s. The winner, Chassis 4938, won the 1929 French and Spanish Grand Prix with racing legends Louis Chiron and William Grover-Williams behind the wheel.

The example’s history and status as an icon of early Grand Prix racing helped it set a new record sale price during the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach 2021 classic car auction as it was sold for $5,615,000, which is significantly higher than its estimated auction value.

EB110 Supersport
EB 110 Super Sport
By Nick Zabrecky

At the RM Sotheby’s 2021 Monterey Auction, an exquisite example of a 1994 Bugatti EB 110 Super Sport also set a new record. Only 39 units of this super sports car were ever produced so the 610PS, 351 kph behemoth is an extremely rare offer. It was the first super sports car that was given a carbon fiber bodywork, quad-turbochargers, and all-wheel drive. The example set a new model record of $2,755,000.

1937 Bugatti Type 57S Corsica
1937 Bugatti Type 57S Corsica

The impeccable 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Corsica Drophead Coupe joins the Type 35 B Grand Prix as a 2021 Concours d’Elegance award winner. It claimed the ‘European Classic Sports’ J-1 class award. In 1934, the design of Jean Bugatti’s Type 57 was further improved with the introduction of the Type 57S, which features a re-engineered and a sportier chassis, matched with a re-tuned 3.3-liter inline eight-cylinder engine giving it a 175 hp output, a full 40 hp increase from the previous model.

The model played a pivotal role in cementing Bugatti’s role as the definitive luxury and performance automotive manufacturer at the time. The Type 57S was able to record a top speed of 120 mph making it the fastest French production car at the time. The Type 57S proved itself on track as the model was able to claim three Grand Prix victories and the coveted overall victory at the grueling 24 Hours of le Mans in 1937 and 1939.

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By: Reggie Sison
Title: Bugatti Models Make Headlines at Monterey Car Week
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/bugatti-models-make-headlines-at-monterey-car-week/
Published Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 06:04:28 +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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