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DON WILLIAMS’ LEGACY LIVES ON: Classic Car Restoration Scholarship Fund

Earlier this year, the world bid farewell to Don Williams, a cherished member of the Barrett-Jackson family and a respected figure for many years in the collector car community. His legacy is deeply rooted in his contributions to the collector car industry, notably with his stewardship of the renowned Blackhawk Museum and his assistance in curating the Salon Collection at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auctions. Don Williams was celebrated for his extraordinary talent in discovering unique and important automobiles that left a lasting impact on the automotive community. His passion and expertise will continue to inspire enthusiasts for generations to come.

In a heartfelt tribute to Don Williams, the Jackson Family Foundation ‒ led by Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson and his wife Carolyn, the auction company’s Chief Philanthropy Officer ‒ has joined forces with Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Chairman Sandra Button and her husband Martin to underwrite a Classic Car Restoration program to train underserved youth as vehicle restorers and mechanics. Through this initiative, the memory of Don Williams will live on, empowering and supporting future generations of automotive enthusiasts in their pursuit of excellence in restoration and preservation skills.

Contributions received that are marked “In Memory of Don Williams” will benefit students attending Rancho Cielo and those enrolled in the esteemed Classic Car Restoration program.

Founded in 2000 and based in Salinas, California, Rancho Cielo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to offering comprehensive learning opportunities and acting as a social services center for underserved and disconnected youth in Monterey County. The impact of this school goes beyond the academic realm; it serves as an inspiration to its students and makes a significant difference in their lives and their communities after graduation.

The partnership with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Jackson Family Foundation underscores the commitment to empowering young minds with a passion for automotive restoration. By directing the funds towards Rancho Cielo’s automotive program, it not only honors the legacy of Don Williams but also supports the development of skills and talents among deserving students. The fund’s purpose is to create a lasting impact, fostering opportunities for growth and ensuring that the future of classic car restoration remains vibrant and promising in the hands of passionate and determined individuals. Through this endeavor, the automotive community comes together to fuel the potential of these young learners, helping them forge a path of success and positive contributions to society.

The Classic Car Restoration program at Rancho Cielo has made remarkable strides since its inception just two years ago. The program owes its success to the diligent efforts of the Carmel Rotary, who not only curated the initiative but also provided essential funding for hiring a skilled instructor and acquiring necessary tools and lifts for the garage. This support has been instrumental in creating a conducive learning environment for the students.

The program’s profound impact serves as a testament to the potential of education and mentorship in transforming lives. As these young learners embrace their passion for classic car restoration, they not only acquire technical expertise but also gain invaluable life skills, self-confidence, and a sense of accomplishment. Through this transformative journey, the Classic Car Restoration program at Rancho Cielo is making a meaningful and lasting difference in the lives of these deserving young people.

Driven by the commitment and passion of the Jacksons and the Buttons, the memory and legacy of Don Williams will live on. Godspeed, Don, Godspeed.

Scholarship contributions can be made at this link and by then marking your gift:

In Memory of Don Williams and selecting the “Don Williams Classic Car Restoration Program”

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: DON WILLIAMS’ LEGACY LIVES ON: Classic Car Restoration Scholarship Fund
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/don-williams-legacy-lives-on-classic-car-restoration-scholarship-fund/
Published Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2024 16:51:11 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
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Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1964-chevrolet-c10-custom-pickup-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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