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No. 23 DRR Palermo’s/Barrett-Jackson Chevrolet IndyCar driven by Santino Ferrucci in the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500

Tom Barrett with his sponsored IndyCar team

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, joined forces with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing to sponsor the No. 23 DRR Palermo’s/Barrett-Jackson Chevrolet IndyCar driven by Santino Ferrucci in the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) on May 29.

“Having the Barrett-Jackson brand on one of the 33 cars competing in The Greatest Spectacle in Racing is something I am incredibly proud of. Bringing all this full-circle is truly a milestone for me and for all of us at Barrett-Jackson,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “I have many fond memories of attending the Indy 500 with Tom Barrett.”

Tom Barrett earned a reputation as the “Worlds Greatest Name in the Collector Car Industryand was the co-founder of Barrett-Jackson. He was a regular fixture at the Indy 500 each year from 1949 through the mid-1990s. Tom’s enjoyment of all things automotive led to a passion for fast cars and eventually resulted in his ownership of a team in 1981 and becoming a sponsor of other drivers throughout the years.

Craig Jackson, Santino Ferrucci, Steve Davis in 2017 at Northeast Auction

“Tom always had a suite at the Indy 500, and I remember walking along pit row with him and other industry icons like Linda Vaughn. He knew everybody, including Roger Penske and many guys from the Indy side of the automotive world,” Craig said.

Barrett-Jackson has an established history of auctioning race cars and hosting team owners and champion drivers at its auctions, including Roger Penske, owner of the IndyCar Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Penske Racing Team; and Chip Ganassi, owner of Chip Ganassi Racing. Former Indy 500 drivers who have previously attended Barrett-Jackson auctions include Paul Tracy, Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, Tom Sneva, and Arie Luyendyk, a close Jackson family friend.

Ferrucci, who will be driving the No 23 IndyCar, made an impression on the Barrett-Jackson team well ahead of this race. Their first introduction occurred in 2017 at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction. Ferrucci joined Barrett-Jackson president Steve Davis and Craig on the block to witness automotive action that is completely different from what he experiences on the racetrack.

Ferrucci’s #DrivenHearts helmet and Barrett-Jackson sponsored IndyCar

The 2022 race will be Ferruccis fourth Indianapolis start. The 23-year-old driving star, a resident of Dallas, TX, qualified in 15th position and will start the race from the fifth row on the grid. Ferrucci placed fourth at IMS in 2020 and sixth last year in the 500-mile classic after scoring “Rookie of the Year” honors in 2019 with a seventh-place finish.

Heading up Ferruccis talents is the team of Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. Their legacy dates to 1927 at IMS with Floyd “Pop” Dreyer, who served as a crewman and mechanic on the Duesenberg team. Dreyer built cars for the entire Indy 500 front row in 1931.

Dennis Reinbold, Floyd Dreyer’s grandson and DRR team owner, made his initial Indy 500 entry in 1999 and Reinbold’s organization has qualified each of the 45 cars he has entered as a car owner in the Indy 500. Reinbold has recorded five top-10 finishes.

The Stinger, a one-of-a-kind IndyCar that saw 100-percent of its $1 million hammer price benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

“It is a privilege to be a part of this year’s Indy 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and showcase Barrett-Jackson and the #DrivenHearts campaign to the hundreds of thousands of fans in attendance and the millions watching around the world,” Craig said.

Barrett-Jackson’s Vice President of Brand Strategy and Chief Philanthropy Officer, Carolyn Jackson, added, “The #DrivenHearts campaign is a passion project for me. It raises funds and brings awareness to the American Heart Association. This great organization helps save lives every day and we are proud to include them on the No. 23 car.”

Barrett-Jacksons legacy is steeped in charitable history. One such chapter of it related to the Indy 500 includes The Stinger’s $1 million sale, a one-of-a-kind IndyCar that saw 100-percent of its hammer price benefit St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital and the children fighting cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The special car was auctioned by Barrett-Jackson in 2016 prior to the 100th running of the Indy 500.

“We are looking forward to watching Ferrucci showcase his skills at Indianapolis

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: FULL CIRCLE: Barrett-Jackson Partners With Dreyer & Reinbold Racing To Sponsor Indy 500 No. 23 Machine with Driver Santino Ferrucci
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/full-circle-barrett-jackson-partners-with-dreyer-reinbold-racing-to-sponsor-indy-500-no-23-machine-with-driver-santino-ferrucci/
Published Date: Wed, 25 May 2022 17:16:54 +0000

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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.

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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 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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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
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