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On March 12, 1947, Enzo Ferrari turned the keys and the Ferrari 125 S roared to life. It was the first car that would carry his name. The Ferrari that left the Maranello grounds back in 1947 was not simply a new car, it was a symbol. It was the embodiment of their values and culture that would help propel the marque to greatness. It embodied the craftsmanship, tradition, dedication, and innovation that the company valued, the same values that enabled them to create automotive masterpieces through the years, each one designed to make their mark in history.

75 years later, Ferrari is celebrating its anniversary at the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena by opening the Ferrari Classiche. It is a unique Ferrari department that was never really open to the public before. Created in 2006, the department gives owners an exclusive service that was designed to care and conserve the priceless heritage of classic Ferraris.

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“Ferrari Forever” shows the important work that the department does and the services they offer. Providing the Certification of Authenticity is one of the services they provide, it is a service that is reserved for Ferrari road cars, prototypes, and sports cars that are over 20 years old. It gives Ferrari owners an official document that certifies the full authenticity of their cars.

The exhibition will take visitors into Ferrari Classiche’s workshop and will guide them through the maintenance and restoration being done by the team. It is an interesting and fascinating process that brings these cars to their original splendor. The work of Ferrari Classiche is made possible due to their access to the same foundry and machine tools that produced the original parts. Also, the work will never be done without the expertise of their highly specialized technicians who have a wealth of knowledge about the Ferrari engines and the unique features of each model.

The Historical Archive is also notable part of Ferrari Classiche’s work. It is a perfectly preserved collection of the assembly sheets of all the models Ferrari produced since 1947. Access to this highly important Archive allows Ferrari Classiche to ensure that their work conforms to the original designs up to the last detail.

The information and importance of Ferrari Classiche’s work can be seen through the 15 officially certified cars that is on display. Some of these cars were even restored by the Department themselves.

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Ferrari’s history can be seen in these vehicles as each of them embodies the sporting soul of Ferrari. Designer and coachbuilder Sergio Scaglietti’s 1956 250 GT Competizione Tour de France represents the distinct Gran Turismo models. Ferrari’s most alluring and successful sports cars were given bodywork that were shaped by the master craftsmen at the Carrozzeria Scaglietti atelier. Having won a record number of wins in the GT Class, the trophy cabinet of the 250 GT holds one of the most extensive wins in sports car history.

A 1959 250 GT Cabriolet will also be exhibited. Pinin Farina only built a limited number of this model. This model was created for sophisticated clients who frequent glamorous destinations like the Côte d’Azur and California. The elegant, open-topped Ferrari Gran Turismo has balanced lines and a comfortable ride. It was the must-have car of its time, seen in exclusive events and even played a part in Hollywood films. The gorgeous car became part of the daily lives of famed actors and international jetsetters like Barbara Hutton.

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By: Reggie
Title: Enzo Ferrari Museum Presents “Ferrari Forever”
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/enzo-ferrari-museum-presents-ferrari-forever/
Published Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 16:22:49 +0000

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Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale

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Ex-Hans-Otto Butenuth BMW RS 500 at the Bonhams February sale
The Bonhams February sale is about to wrap up, so we’re taking a break from our regular scheduled programming to pick our favorite motorcycles from the auction. From an Ariel Square Four and a 1989 Kawasaki ZX-10, to Hans-Otto Butenuth’s BMW 500 Rennsport [above], here are seven classic motorcycles that we’d love to park in the Bike EXIF garage.

1907 Quadrant at the Bonhams February auction
1907 Quadrant In the early 1880s, two blokes by the names of Walter and William Lloyd patented a pedal tricycle steering mechanism, which they (very confusingly) called the ‘Quadrant.’ Anyway, Quadrant went on to make bicycles, tricycles, and motorcycles, and, by 1901, had emerged as one of Britain’s earliest motorcycle manufacturers.

This 453 cc Quadrant was originally built in Coventry and was meticulously restored by a previous owner. It showcases its history through hand-written notes, technical drawings, old registrations, marque-related literature, and an SMCC Pioneer Certificate.

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/bonhams-february-sale-2024
Published Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2024 17:36:07 +0000

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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine

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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1973 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE “SPEEDVETTE” – NO RESERVE

Celebrating the best of performance and style at the upcoming 2024 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, where it is selling with No Reserve, is the “Speedvette,” a 1973 Chevrolet Corvette that marries classic aesthetics with modern muscle.

This custom beauty underwent a no-expense-spared rotisserie restoration completed in March 2023, and comes alive under the hood with a robust GM Performance 6.2-liter LS3 engine, generating 525 horsepower. Paired with a 4L70E 4-speed automatic transmission, it is sure to deliver a straightforward American muscle experience.

This Speedvette rolls on Schott Turbine wheels wrapped in Diamond Back Classic red line tires and boasts a Pro-Touring treatment. Its Coffman Corvette custom chassis incorporates C6/C7 components, RideTech coilovers and a power rack & pinion steering system. Stopping power is delivered by C7 calipers gripping slotted rotors, assisted by an E-Stopp electric brake.

The exterior’s subtle modifications include 2-inch rear fender flares and a smoothed decklid with a waterfall effect. The Torch Red exterior and black Haartz Stayfast convertible top add a classic touch. Inside is a handcrafted bespoke cabin with black leather and red stitching.

Register to bid today for the opportunity to take this Speedvette home with you and join us January 20-28 at WestWorld for the 2024 Scottsdale Auction.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/speedvette-raw-power-comes-alive-with-gms-ls3-engine-no-reserve-2024-scottsdale/
Published Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2023 21:10:11 +0000

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Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks

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TFX Suspension review
I got lucky when I bought my 2012-model Triumph Bonneville SE last year. A single-owner bike with less than 1,500 miles on the dial, it had spent most of its life trickle-charging in a garage. What’s more, the previous owner had thrown a handful of tasteful factory accessories at it (and a few that were less well-judged).

There was one key ingredient missing though; good suspension. Most modern classics roll out of the factory with suspension components that are adequate at best, but the older air-cooled Bonneville’s setup is downright poor. Small LED turn signals and a fancy sprocket cover might make your bike look prettier, but new shocks—like the fully adjustable TFX Suspension Xtreme units now gracing the tail end of my Triumph—will make it ride better.

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Based in The Netherlands, TFX Suspension is run by a small and passionate team, led by founders Hans-Dieter Fischer and Alex Meijs. The two of them formed TFX fourteen years ago when the suspension company that they were working for folded. Now they produce components on their terms, with the sort of hands-on approach that’s often missing from larger companies.

Their catalog includes various mono- and twin-shock items, suitable for a wide range of on- and off-road applications, plus a handful of front suspension upgrades. (We’ve seen their parts on custom bikes from Bottpower, Powerbrick, CNCPT Moto, and more.) They sent me a set of their Xtreme shocks to test out on my Triumph Bonneville; fully-adjustable units that retail for €1,399 [$1516].

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/tfx-suspension-review
Published Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2024 18:45:19 +0000

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