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There’s no better place to give yourself the celebrity treatment than The Entertainment Capital of the World! Vegas is known for its glitz, glamour and red-carpet VIP lists – and you can move to the front of the line with a VIP Experience package to the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction, June 17-19, at the all-new multi-million-dollar West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The Barrett-Jackson VIP Experience provides guests with once-in-a-lifetime experiences that include secured tickets, premium hospitality, unique access and professional, individualized service and amenities that include gourmet food, hosted bar and behind-the-scenes auction tours. Initially available only at the flagship Scottsdale Auction, the elite program has now expanded to include all four Barrett-Jackson events, offering a variety of packages at each venue.

At the 2021 Las Vegas Auction, VIPs can choose from two packages: the Luxury Lounge, an elevated skybox above the Muscle Lounge (an upgrade available for bidders) or Craig Jackson’s Box, with access historically available only by invitation from the Barrett-Jackson CEO and reserved for celebrities, captains of industry or select VIP guests. Both options provide bird’s-eye views of the action in the auction arena and exceptional amenities.

Newcomers to Barrett-Jackson have found the VIP Experience just the ticket to easily navigate unfamiliar territory that is often much larger and more impressive than they might think. As one VIP put it, “Barrett-Jackson exceeded my expectations; it was mind-blowing. I wouldn’t do anything but the VIP experience. Things were more lined up, and there was a shorter learning curve as far as getting around and getting initiated into the Barrett-Jackson world.”

Those who spend a lot of time examining the vehicles in anticipation of bidding find the exclusive VIP Experience areas to be a welcome respite from the bustling auction site, providing comfortable seating, great food options at your fingertips and a more private space from which to absorb the experience better.

Beyond the perks afforded with a VIP Experience package, participants enjoy a unique camaraderie, swapping car stories, encouraging the bidders among them and celebrating bidding victories as if they were one big family. At the 2017 Las Vegas Auction, VIP Experience guests even adopted their own signature move, cheering loudly and making an “X” with their arms each time one of their ranks scored the winning bid.

To bring its customers the very best VIP Experience, Barrett-Jackson has partnered with QuintEvents, a company known for delivering all-inclusive access to the world’s most sought-after sports, entertainment and lifestyle events, including the Super Bowl, Kentucky Derby, College Football Playoffs, Formula 1 World Championship and the NBA All-Star Game.

Previous guests overwhelmingly agree that the Barrett-Jackson VIP Experience is an opportunity worth investing in. “VIP was the way to go,” said one. “I would do it again in a heartbeat. I absolutely loved it.”

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: GO VIP IN VEGAS: Elevate your Barrett-Jackson Experience with first-class perks
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/go-vip-in-vegas-elevate-your-barrett-jackson-experience-with-first-class-perks/
Published Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 18:41:22 +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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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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