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1987 Buick Regal Limited Custom selling with No Reserve at the 2022 Las Vegas Auction

When Buick hit the green light on its 1987 Regal, it opted to paint most of them in ultra-conservative grays and blacks, despite the model year being the first year Buick offered the turbo engine as a standalone option for any Regal. This decision made 1987 the only year you could order a turbocharged Buick in a color other than black or gray.

Even the most hardcore Buick enthusiast will admit that most Turbo Regals look pretty much the same. Inside and out, there is very little variety in appearance and the modifications performed. Sorry, chrome turbo shields and valve cover breathers do not count.

While sticking to black and gray was certainly a good styling decision since the colors complement the slab-sided, square body lines perfectly, it does not make for a very diverse population of cars.

Not all 1987 Buick Turbo Regals are lost to a sea of uniformity. One eye-catching custom is crossing the Barrett-Jackson 2022 Las Vegas Auction block July 30-June 2 in the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center with No Reserve.

According to the consigner, the build took three years to complete. It has since become known as the “Silver Bullet” and graced the covers of GM High-Tech magazine and Car Craft magazine. The car was a Carlisle GM Nationals Invite and winner, Chicago World of Wheels Best in class back-to-back and MCCN winner.

Built for the street or strip, this ’87 Buick Turbo Regal has been finished in Silver and retains its heavy steel doors, deck lid, and shaved chrome bumpers. The only fiberglass component on the vehicle is the hood.

Under the fiberglass hood, the Buick is powered by a 276ci Buick Motors Stage II engine, backed by a Billet TH400 automatic transmission with a Neil Chance torque convertor.

A SCAT Billet crankshaft was installed in the engine along with Carrillo rods and JE Pistons. The engine is topped with aluminum 14-bolt Buick Motorsport cylinder heads. It comes fitted with COMP Cams billet roller camshaft with TD roller rockers.

Ancillary components include a custom sheet metal Hogan titanium intake manifold and 160 lbs/hr injectors, supplied by a Weldon pump amassing fuel from a custom deep sump gas tank.

The engine features an MSD ignition system tuned with a FAST XFI standalone computer.

Spooling this car is a PT 88 4-bolt turbocharger from Precision Turbo and Engine, producing 25lbs of boost. Utilizing ATR stainless headers, the 5-inch custom down-pipe feeds the Borla custom exhaust.

The Buick was fitted with a Chromoly roll cage, and it received custom fabricated front inner fender wells. A custom Mark Williams Ford 9-inch rear end sits neatly nestled between the custom-fabricated rear mini tubs.

The rear suspension was converted from standard shocks and struts to a ladder bar system using Koni coilovers.

The interior features charcoal died interior trim and leather upholstered stock seats where the driver can monitor the engine’s vitals using Autometer gauges on the dash.

Built to take on the street and the drag strip, this silver bullet is sure to turn some heads in Las Vegas.

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Title: FROM STREET TO STRIP: This 1987 Buick Regal Limited Custom G-Body Is A Silver Bullet
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Published Date: Wed, 18 May 2022 15:49:04 +0000

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MansBrand Unveils New Automotive Racing Section to Enhance Platform for Motor Enthusiasts

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MansBrand has announced they’re expanding their platform to include a dedicated section on automotive racing. This new area complements their existing content in men’s fashion, health, outdoor adventures, and grooming. The expanded platform aims to offer more comprehensive information and resources for automotive enthusiasts alongside its current categories.

MansBrand is known for offering a wide range of services and products for men. They provide fashion advice and trends to help men stay stylish, health news that covers physical and mental well-being, guidance for outdoor activities, and information on motor vehicles. The new automotive racing section will feature various aspects of the sport, including expert advice, product reviews, and the latest racing news.

This automotive racing section will give readers detailed comparisons and reviews of cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles. It will also include maintenance tips, safety advice, and recommendations on essential motor-related products and accessories. Readers can access comprehensive guides on the gear and equipment needed for both beginners and experienced racers.

Willis from MansBrand commented on the new addition: “Our new automotive racing section is a natural extension of what we already offer on the platform. We’ve observed that many of our users have a keen interest in motor vehicles and racing. By adding this section, we aim to meet the interests of our audience and provide them with valuable content and resources. We’re still focused on our core areas like fashion, health, and outdoor activities but now can offer more for those passionate about motorsports.”

MansBrand has always emphasized community interaction and engagement. The site features blogs where users can share experiences and tips on various topics, from fashion trends to essential grooming products. The new automotive racing section will follow the same approach, encouraging readers to discuss racing strategies, share personal experiences, and offer advice through blog posts and community forums.

The updated platform remains easy to navigate. It includes advanced search options and logically organized categories. Each product or piece of content comes with high-resolution images and detailed descriptions to help visitors make informed decisions about their style, health, outdoor activities, and now, automotive racing pursuits.

Adding automotive racing content doesn’t take away from MansBrand’s commitment to fashion. The site continues to offer a wide range of Mens Fashion items, including shirts, jeans, suits, jackets, and more. By keeping up with the latest trends, MansBrand ensures its users always have access to the best fashion advice. The platform regularly updates current trends and remains a go-to hub for all things related to men’s fashion.

In the health section, MansBrand provides information on various topics, including prostate health, heart disease, and mental well-being. It offers tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, provides resources for further research and treatment options, and promotes regular health check-ups and preventative care.

The outdoor and adventure category offers advice on hiking, camping, and other activities. It also includes product reviews and recommendations for outdoor gear and equipment, helping men enjoy their outdoor experiences to the fullest.

Willis further noted: “We’re excited about the positive feedback we’ve received from our users. They’ve found valuable insights and products across all sections of the site. The automotive racing section is something that many of our users were looking forward to, and it fits perfectly within our diverse range of offerings. We believe it will inspire more men to explore and engage with us.”

MansBrand is committed to continuous improvement and actively seeks and incorporates customer feedback. They aim to be a comprehensive hub for men looking to enhance various aspects of their lives, whether it’s through fashion, health advice, grooming tips, or now, automotive racing content.

By expanding their offerings, MansBrand hopes to encourage a proactive exchange of ideas and experiences. They aim to inspire men to embrace new fashion challenges, refine their style, and discover passions in automotive racing, outdoor adventure, and health-conscious living. The platform invites men from all walks of life to join its growing online community.

For a comprehensive experience, the Mens Fashion Website  also includes features that are easy to navigate. From advanced search capabilities to logically organized categories, every item is accompanied by high-resolution images and detailed descriptions.

For more details on the new automotive racing section and other categories, visit the official site.

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2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview

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The 29th annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, will bring a full day of free family fun to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 16. This year’s Father’s Day car show will feature 100 rare and iconic vehicles, great food and plenty of entertainment. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, which will take place between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is one of the area’s most beloved annual events. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see on California’s most iconic street:

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This year’s event will host a special celebration of hypercars, supercars, race cars, classics and custom-built showstoppers. Provided by exclusive private collections, passionate car enthusiasts and even some of the world’s most recognized manufacturers, this has become one of the country’s preeminent luxury car shows.


Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose and renowned car buff Jay Leno will present trophies to 12 award-winning entrants—from “Most Elegant” to “Best in Show”—on the main stage starting at noon.

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Title: 2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview
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Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more

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The latest café racers, flat trackers, and electric scooters.
We kick things off with a feel-good story of a botched Ducati 996 custom job, rescued by a talented garage builder. Then we look at a dazzling Yamaha SR500 flat tracker from 20-year-old Moritz Bree, a dustbin-faired Honda Dax from K-Speed, and a BMW CE 04 scooter from Deus ex Machina.

Ducati 996 café racer by Jaron Hall
Ducati 996 by Jaron Hall Most people would balk at the idea of customizing a Ducati 996, but Utah-based garage builder Jaron Hall’s work on this 996 is nothing short of noble. That’s because when Jaron got his hands on the 996, it was in dire need of saving.

The Ducati’s previous owner had tried to turn it into a scrambler, so it came to Jaron with no fairings, a hacked subframe, and a smorgasbord of sketchy parts. Working after hours (he has a marketing day job), and taking on the entire build solo, Jaron turned the mongrel 996 into a high-class Italian café racer.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more
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