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CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE: Top 10 SUVs
LOT #756 – 1972 CHEVROLET BLAZER TOPLESS CUSTOM SUV – SOLD! $198,000

Some incredible Sport Utility Vehicles crossed the 2022 Las Vegas block; classic utilitarian off-roaders like the Ford Bronco, the Chevrolet Blazer and the Jeep Wrangler got the crowd on its feet and highlighted the ever-growing popularity of SUVs. If classic and modern SUVs speak to you, click the gallery below and check out the best-selling SUVs at the Las Vegas event.

LOT #756 – 1972 CHEVROLET BLAZER TOPLESS CUSTOM SUV – SOLD! $198,000
Pictured above is a professional, no-expense-spared custom build shown at SEMA 2021. Powered by a Whipple supercharged 6.2L LS3 crate engine paired to a 6L80 paddle-shifted 6-speed automatic transmission. Air ride suspension, custom exterior touches and a custom interior.

LOT #722 – 1972 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV – SOLD! $187,000

Complete frame-off restoration and powered by a fuel-injected 347ci engine backed by a built C-4 transmission. Features MagnaFlow stainless exhaust and a 5.5-inch lift kit.

LOT #467.1 – 1974 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV “THE TAILGATER” – SOLD! $143,000
Professionally frame-off restored. Powered by a small block 408ci Stroker engine with a FiTech EFI and a 4-speed automatic transmission. Features Hydro-Boost disc brakes, James Duff 4-Link suspension, Cactus Gray paint and custom interior.

LOT #714 – 1971 CHEVROLET BLAZER K5 CUSTOM SUV – SOLD! $128,700
Powered by a new GM 6.0-liter LS V8 engine paired with a 4-speed 4L60E automatic transmission and an NP205 dual-range transfer case. Equipped with a polished sheet metal intake, radiator, 4-inch suspension lift and a Tank’s Inc. fuel pump module.

LOT #712 – 1972 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV – SOLD! $121,000
Powered by a 5.0-liter V8 Ford Racing Coyote engine with fuel injection backed by a 4-speed automatic transmission with 525 test miles. Features a Dana 20 transfer case with a Ford 9-inch rear axle, aluminum radiator and power 4-wheel disc brakes.

LOT #713 – 2021 FORD BRONCO HENNESSEY VELOCIRAPTOR 400 CUSTOM SUV – SOLD! $117,700
Number 10 out of 200, powered by an upgraded 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Features 364 actual miles, an all-new intake, exhaust system, engine recalibration and larger front-mounted intercooler system.

LOT #457.1 – 1971 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV – SOLD! $115,500
Powered by a 347ci Stroker engine backed by an NV3500 5-speed manual transmission. Equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes, ceramic coated headers and a full exhaust. It sits on an 8-inch custom lift with adjustable radius arms.

LOT #683 – 1971 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV – SOLD! $112,200
Powered by a rebuilt 302ci V8 engine mated to an NV3550 5-speed manual transmission. Equipped with aluminum heads, aluminum intake, Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, MSD ignition, power steering and power front disc brakes. From the SoCal Collection.

LOT #782 – 2022 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV – SOLD! $110,000 *** AUCTION WORLD RECORD
Powered by a turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to an automatic transmission with 295 actual miles. Features a 3.5-inch lift with a steering stabilizer, custom slant back hardtop and a front steel bumper with aftermarket rigid running lights.

LOT #692 – 1975 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV – SOLD! $102,300
Frame-off custom, powered by a 5.0-liter engine mated to a 4-speed transmission. Features a heavy-duty long-travel suspension with 8-lug axles, leather Saddle Brown interior with diamond stitching, used for corporate marketing campaigns.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE: Top 10 SUVs
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/choose-your-adventure-top-10-suvs/
Published Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2022 15:46:05 +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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