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It’s undeniable that collector cars are the driving heartbeat of any Barrett-Jackson event, but each day kicks off with the auction of some impressive elements of the past, and hundreds of pieces of colorful, eye-catching and in-demand automobilia made their way across the block during the morning’s Automobilia Auction. The action heated up during the lunch hour with a bidding war for one of coolest signs offered on Tuesday — a rare 1940s Greyhound Bus Lines “Greyhound” bus depot tin sign with an animated neon dog (Lot #8492.4). When the gavel finally fell, this show-stopping restored sign sold for $149,500.

Additional top sellers were a 1930s Standard Oil neon porcelain sign (Lot #8495.2), which sold for $59,800, and a 1930s Musgo Michigan’s Mile Maker glass gas globe (Lot #8384) and 1930s Shell Oil neon porcelain sign (Lot #8497), which sold for $57,500 each. A 1950s Mobil Oil porcelain sign with animated neon (Lot #8499) sold for $50,600; and rounding out the Top 6 was a 1950s Husky Gasoline “Husky Dog” porcelain sign (Lot #8404.7) that sold for $46,000.

A full docket of collector vehicles kept the auction arena filled throughout the evening. Top sales included Lot #182, a 1932 Ford Model A Custom Roadster that sold for $80,300; Lot #197, a 1967 Pontiac GTO that sold for $77,000; Lot #144.1, Roy Rogers’ 1964 Lincoln Continental Convertible, Lot #195, a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Coupe and Lot #211, a 1971 Ford Bronco Custom SUV, which sold for $71,500 each; and Lot #166, a 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible that sold for $70,400.

The dynamic energy that permeated the arena was matched at the Barrett-Jackson Performance Track, where guests were treated to adrenaline-fueled spins in a Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody or a sporty GR Supra as part of the Dodge and Toyota Thrill Rides, respectively. The tire-shredding rides showcased the vehicles’ power and handling ability as they burned rubber around the twisting track, going from 0-60 in mere seconds.

For another edge-of-your-seat ride, the popular RAM TRX Off-Road Experience tests the limits and extremes of what the all-new Dodge pickup can do. Pro Baja drivers navigated passengers through challenging course filled with jumps, a steep incline and uneven terrain that showcased the truck’s suspension, Head-Up Display and wheel articulation. Thrill Rides and the Off-Road Experience will continue through Sunday.

From expert-led symposiums to live entertainment, shopping, dining and, of course, the main attraction — the daily collector car auctions — there’s a lot going on around the expansive site at WestWorld of Scottsdale. It’s no wonder Barrett-Jackson is The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions. Enjoy the gallery below with highlights from today’s event, and join us Wednesday for another exciting auction day.

 

Lot #144.1 – Roy Rogers’ 1964 Lincoln Continental Convertible sold for $71,500

Lot #195 – 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Coupe sold for $71,500

Lot #166 – 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible sold for $70,400

Lot #197 – 1967 Pontiac GTO sold for $77,000

A 1930s Musgo Michigan’s Mile Maker glass gas globe (Lot #8384) sold for $57,000.

This 1950s Husky Gasoline “Husky Dog” porcelain sign (Lot #8404.7) sold for $46,000.

This rare 1940s Greyhound Bus Lines tin sign with an animated neon dog (Lot #8492.4) was today’s Automobilia Auction big seller, taking in $149,500.

This 1930s Standard Oil neon porcelain sign (Lot #8495.2) sold for $57,000.

This 1950s Mobil Oil porcelain sign features an animated neon Pegasus. It sold for $50,600.

Electric vehicles were the subject of the morning Collector Car Symposium: What you need to know about Electric Vehicles.

Automotive-themed art is created live in the Exhibitor Marketplace Presented by eBay Motors.

Former Phoenix Suns’ power forward and NBA All Star Tom Chambers takes in the auction action with Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson.

Lot #182 – 1932 Ford Model A Custom Roadster sold for $80,300

Lot #211 – 1971 Ford Bronco Custom SUV sold for $71,500

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: HIGH-OCTANE TUESDAY: Historic signs and automotive memorabilia drive Day 4 of the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/day-4-highlights-2022-scottsdale-auction/
Published Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2022 04:52:47 +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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