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The American Muscle Car Museum Collection will be selling with No Reserve at our 2022 Palm Beach Auction.

 

1968 CHEVROLET YENKO SUPER CAMARO #YS8013

Car enthusiast Mark Pieloch curated the American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne, FL, over the last 40 years. His extensive collection focuses on iconic classics of the 1950s to American muscle of the 1970s.

Pieloch’s love of cars can be traced to his childhood. He grew up playing with Tonka trucks in his backyard sandbox and progressed to Matchbox cars, which led to collecting the real vehicles. When he was 15 years old, he restored his first car with his dad and uncle, and by the time he was 30, he had collected a dozen automobiles. The number grew to 145 by the time he was age 50, and today, at age 64, Pieloch has more than 380 vehicles.

“I never really ever sell anything,” Pieloch said. With new cars on the way, the collector says he needs to make some room, and as a result, he is offering 13 vehicles with No Reserve at the 2022 Palm Beach Auction.

“I probably have given more cars away for charity than I’ve actually sold,” he said, expressing respect for the philanthropic activities of Barrett-Jackson chairman and CEO Craig Jackson. “Craig is a great person. The No. 1 reason I picked Barrett-Jackson is because Craig supports a lot of different charities.”

Every vehicle in the museum is 100% original, well-maintained and kept in running condition. The team at the American Muscle Car Museum developed a nine-page checklist to evaluate each vehicle on an annual basis and address any issues that may have developed. The cars are housed in a climate-controlled facility equipped with heat, air conditioning and dehumidification. Additionally, each vehicle has been converted to use Evans Waterless Coolant — something the team learned about from Jay Leno — to prevent corrosion and electrolysis.

One of the more desirable muscle cars of the era is the Yenko Camaro, and the museum is home to 27 of them, four of which are from the 1968 model year.

1968 CHEVROLET YENKO SUPER CAMARO #YS8013 INTERIOR

Car No. YS8013, a 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro, is listed in the Yenko Registry. According to automotive specialist and Camaro authority Jerry MacNeish, just 70 Yenko Camaros were built that year. A true highlight of any collection, this very special Chevy will sell with No Reserve at the 2022 Palm Beach Auction.

MacNeish has provided the car a certification of authenticity to supplement documents incorporated with the sale, such as its original Yenko invoice, bill of sale, original Vince Piggins Chevrolet shipping information and dealer worksheet. The car’s provenance also includes past ownership by legendary American professional wrestler Bill Goldberg.

The Yenko Camaro received a professional rotisserie restoration and displays a beautiful color combination of Grotto Blue with white stripes and, of course, a blue vinyl interior. As expected, it retains its 427ci V8 engine backed by an M21 4-speed manual transmission.

More features include a Concours d’ Elegance of America award, magazine articles in Muscle Car Review and Hemmings Muscle Machines and inclusion in the book “COPO: Camaro, Chevelle & Nova: Chevrolet’s Ultimate Muscle Cars.”

Another highlight from the collection is a well-optioned 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible. The car is finished in Gypsy Red paint with a red-and-beige interior. Power comes from its matching-numbers 265ci engine mated to a 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive.

True to 1950s style, it comes with a Continental kit, wire wheel covers, power steering, power brakes and signal-seeking Wonder Bar radio. Other stylistic features include an under-dash tissue dispenser, Autronic Eye, accessory guards, traffic light viewer, compass and dash clock.

1968 CHEVROLET YENKO SUPER CAMARO #YS8013 ENGINE

Like the Bel Air, the 1958 Chevrolet Impala convertible from the collection is finished in red and comes with a Continental kit, under-dash tissue dispenser, traffic light viewer, compass, Wonder Bar radio and dash clock.

The Rio Red Impala features a white top with a deluxe tri-tone interior. It is powered by a 348ci engine equipped with tri-power carburetion backed by a Powerglide automatic transmission. The car was optioned with factory climate control, power steering, power brakes and dual antennas.

The beauty of cars from the late ’50s often comes from their stunning color combinations and coordinating two-tone interiors. “If you see a rare color combination, that’s how it came from the

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: FACTORY ORIGINALS: The Pristine American Muscle Car Museum Collection Will Cross The Auction Block In Palm Beach
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/american-muscle-car-museum-collection-for-sale-2022-palm-beach-auction-no-reserve/
Published Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2022 21:15:21 +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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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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