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Are you looking for gifts for your motorhead friend? Looking for Father’s Day gifts? Or wanting to simply reward yourself? Gooding & Company has your back with the Geared Online Spring Automobilia auction sale which is scheduled to run until April 8, 2022, 9am PDT.

The Geared Online auction has some exciting selection on offer and a lot of them are offered without reserve. It is a great selection of automotive history for different kinds of collectors.

Located at the company’s Southern California facility, it is a great chance for interested bidders to go on an on-site visit to check out the items. Specialists are also welcome to check out the lost on behalf of their clients.

This sale has apparel which includes leather motorcycle jackets and vintage team jackets. They also have motoring books and literature, as well as tools and children’s toys.

Some of the featured items are as follows:

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Lewis Leathers Motorcycle Jacket
Lewis Leathers Motorcycle Jacket

pparel/Accessories:

• Ascot Park Jacket (Lot 256, Estimate: $50 – $75): Satin jacket with the embroidered logo of the famous Ascot Park Speedway in Gardena, California.
Club Team Lotus Jacket (Lot 124, Estimate: $50 – $75): A nylon jacket carrying Club Team Lotus and Camel sponsorship embroidery.
Four Pieces of Ferrari Testarossa Luggage by Schedoni with Hang Tags, c. late 1980s (Lot 58, Estimate: $3,000 – $4,000): Luggage appears unused, retaining cardboard shipping inserts. Accompanied by cotton slip covers and keys in matching Schedoni case.
Lewis Leathers Motorcycle Jacket (Lot 212, Estimate: $800 – $1,200): Dark blue leather with red quilted lining. Made in England.
Belmo Design Leather Motorcycle Jacket (Lot 115, Estimate: $500 – $1,000): Red and white leather, size 50 Europe. Made in Germany.
Chapal X Phoenix Project Elvis Presley Million Dollar Quartet Bomber Jacket by J.B. Zaugg, No. 26 of 30 (Lot 301, Estimate: $1,500 – $2,500): Bomber jacket by J.B. Zaugg, no. 26 of 30, dated 2014, gray suede with dark red satin lining, size XS. Made in France.
Kushitani Motorcycle Leather Equipment Bag (Lot 117, Estimate: $400 – $800): Features Lucky Strike livery and “MB” monogram.
Lewis Leathers Motorcycle Jacket #2 (Lot 215, Estimate: $750 – $1,250): Dark blue leather. Made in England.

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Books on Maserati
Books on Maserati

Books/Literature:

• One Formula: Fifty Years of Car Design by Gordon Murray, No. 7 of 25 (Lot 122, Estimate: $2,000 – $4,000): A two-volume collaboration between Gordon Murray and Philip Porter. These remarkable books cover every design Murray created during his 50-year career – from Formula 1 to the McLaren F1 to more recent groundbreaking motor vehicles of all types. These unique books are specially hand-bound in SenZo material, beautifully presented in a Suedel-lined solander box with recycled carbon fibre panel inset in the lid. Each set contains a hand-bound large portfolio and an exclusive original signed sketch by Gordon Murray.

Included within are two Gordon Murray blueprints and an explanatory page in the special capped slipcase. Also included are reproductions of passes and lanyards from his F1 career, a scale model of Gordon’s first design – the T1 – two signed photographic prints, a DVD of the BBC documentary on Gordon Murray, a collection of period stickers, and several extra pages written by Gordon with an explanation of each of these items. The unique editions are also signed by both Gordon Murray and Philip Porter. This edition is limited to just 25 copies. No. 7 of 25.
Daytona Cobra Coupes: Carroll Shelby’s 1965 World Champions by Peter Brock, No. 115 of 400 (Lot 272, Estimate: $500 – $1,000): Limited signature edition signed by Peter Brock, Dave Friedman, as well as drivers including Dan Gurney, Bob Bondurant, and crew.
Holman Moody: The Legendary Race Team by Tom Cotter and Al Pearce, No. 114 of 250 (Lot 252, Estimate: $200 – $400): Rare collector’s edition, No.

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By: Reggie
Title: Geared Online Spring Automobilia Auction Ongoing
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/geared-online-spring-automobilia-auction-ongoing/
Published Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2022 17:20:38 +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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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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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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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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