GRAMMY Award-winning artist Pitbull alongside the Karma SC2 Vision Model during a private grand opening event at Karma Broward.
All-New GS-6 Luxury Electric Vehicle from Karma Automotive to be Auctioned with All Proceeds Going to Charity
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ December 6, 2021 – Barrett-Jackson, the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, today announced that GRAMMY Award-winning artist, worldwide music icon, renowned philanthropist and NASCAR Cup Series Trackhouse Racing Team owner Pitbull will attend the auction company’s 50th anniversary celebration at WestWorld of Scottsdale, January 22-30. Pitbull will accompany a 2022 Karma GS-6 as it crosses the world-famous auction block to benefit The SLAM Foundation and Selfless Love Foundation – two charities focused on bettering the lives of underserved youth.
“Helping those in need has long been a cornerstone of Barrett-Jackson dating back to when my father Russ Jackson and his business partner Tom Barrett held a car show more than five decades ago to raise funds for the local library and community arts center,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Over the last 50 years, we’ve been honored to help raise more than $135 million for non-profit organizations and we look forward to building upon that legacy alongside Pitbull and these two incredible charities during our 50th anniversary celebration this January.”
As part of this charity car initiative, Karma Automotive is building this custom 2022 Karma GS-6 EV “305 Edition” for Pitbull. The luxury sedan features 536 hp and 550 ft/lbs of torque and a 360-mile range with added safety features including adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, regenerative braking and an integrated UI/UX infotainment experience like no other vehicle on the road. Once Pitbull puts his personal touches on the vehicle, it will surely be one of the most customized and unique vehicles Karma has ever built and they have graciously donated it to benefit both the Selfless Love Foundation and The SLAM Foundation.
“Together with The SLAM Foundation, we can collectively transform the lives of underprivileged children, providing them with opportunities and resources to succeed,” said Ashley Brown, Selfless Love Foundation Founder & CEO. “There is so much synergy between our organizations, and this partnership offers a vehicle to maximize our impact and change more lives than ever before.”
Selfless Love Foundation is a non-profit organization that leverages resources, expertise, and proven solutions to improve the child welfare system, creating opportunities for more foster youth to find their forever families and thrive to adulthood. The foundation reduces barriers on foster care adoptions and improves outcomes for foster youth with the goal of transforming the foster care system for generations to come.
“Karma Auto is proud to be a part of this auction as we continue our corporate and social responsibility initiatives in support of these wonderful foundations,” said Dr. Lance Zhou, Karma Automotive CEO. “Craig Jackson puts on a phenomenal event and Pitbull is a great representative for these organizations.”
The SLAM Foundation is a non-profit education organization representing 12 tuition-free public charter schools serving students in grades K-12. The foundation was established in 2015 to support the expansion of SLAM charter schools, originally founded by Pitbull in 2013, in underrepresented communities throughout the country. Currently serving over 5,500 students across campuses in Florida, Nevada and Georgia, SLAM plans to expand into Arizona with its Mesa campus opening in August 2022. With the purpose of advancing learning opportunities from all walks of life, The SLAM Foundation provides the corporate structure for schools throughout the country to operate under the SLAM brand while serving the needs of their local communities.
Those interested in being a part of the 50th anniversary celebration may consign their collector vehicle here. Those interested in registering to bid for the 2022 Scottsdale Auction may do so here.
To purchase tickets to the event, click here, and VIP packages are available here. Join Barrett-Jackson’s online conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube #BarrettJackson
Title: GRAMMY Award-Winning Artist Pitbull to Attend Barrett-Jackson’s 50th Anniversary Scottsdale Auction to Help Raise Funds for The SLAM Foundation and Selfless Love Foundation
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Published Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 15:39:51 +0000
Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
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.
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
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. 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. 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
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.
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.
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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