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HISTORIC HERITAGE: The First-Generation Ford GT Remains a Supercar Legend
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 2006 FORD GT – NO RESERVE

Back in 1999, the top brass at Ford had their eyes on the company’s centennial in 2003 and wanted to do something that would rock the automotive world. To plan for that future, Ford looked to the past. Their design team, headed up by Camilo Pardo, was tasked with developing a car that would recreate the magic of the legendary GT40, a consecutive four-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1966-69), including a 1-2-3 finish in 1966. Under a cloak of secrecy and carrying the code name “Petunia,” the first-generation Ford GT became a reality, moving from concept to production in just 15 months’ time. At the heart of the car was Ford’s 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine, brilliantly displayed through the back window when the clamshell was opened. Limited to just two years – 2005 and 2006 – the first-gen Ford GT was a huge success and was in high demand, with a mere 4,038 vehicles produced. The 2005-06 Ford GT is certainly no stranger to the Barrett-Jackson block, where its allure is just as evident today as it was nearly two decades ago.

This 2006 Ford GT is powered by a mid-mounted 5.4-liter modular V8 engine with an Eaton 2300 Lysholm twin-screw-type supercharger. It features a forged rotating assembly housed in an all-aluminum block designed specifically for the GT program. A dry-sump oiling system is employed, allowing the engine to sit low in the car’s frame. The DOHC 4-valve heads are a revision of the 2000 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R cylinder heads with slightly increased wall casting thickness in the exhaust port. The camshafts have unique specifications, with higher lift and longer duration than those found in the Shelby GT500. Power output is 550hp at 6,500 rpm and 500 ft/lbs of torque at 3,750 rpm. That power flows through a 6-speed manual gearbox, and the brakes are 4-piston aluminum Brembo calipers with cross-drilled and vented rotors at all four corners. When the rear canopy is opened, the rear suspension components and engine are visible. The car includes a Window Sticker, hang tags, original factory cover and manuals in a leather case. It is finished in Speed Yellow with all four options, including full black stripes, forged wheels, McIntosh stereo and red painted calipers. It is equipped with Expel Paint Protection on the full front, headlights, mirrors and rocker panels. Out of 2,011 Ford GTs produced in 2006, 75 were finished in Speed Yellow. With 2,805 miles (title reads exempt).

Be on the lookout for this pristine example of this iconic supercar selling with No Reserve during the 2024 Scottsdale Auction, January 20-28 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Register to bid today.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: HISTORIC HERITAGE: The First-Generation Ford GT Remains a Supercar Legend
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/historic-heritage-the-first-generation-ford-gt-remains-a-supercar-legend/
Published Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2023 20:59:13 +0000

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Final Encore—Bizzarrini P538

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Photo: Casey Annis
Photo: Casey AnnisThe 1950s and 1960s were a time of rapid change in both the road and racecar world. Technology was advancing quickly and with this advancement, it became increasingly harder and harder for a lone individual—either engineer or visionary—to be solely responsible for a complete automobile. Yet, some amazing vehicles were given birth during this time by some of the last of these automotive prodigies. One such automotive savant was Italian Giotto Bizzarrini. A tenacious and talented engineer and development driver, Bizzarrini either created or played a major role in some of the most iconic cars of the 1960s, including several built under his own name. Any true understanding of Bizzarrini’s cars, however, first requires an understanding of the man, as the two are virtually inseparable.


The author unleashes a healthy dose of the “Anniversario” Bizzarrini’s prodigious horsepower.
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Born Survivor

Giotto Bizzarrini was born in June 6, 1926, in Quercianella, near Livorno, Italy. Born into a long line of engineers, it is perhaps not surprising that Bizzarrini would gravitate toward things mechanical. However, his early childhood years were more dominated by soccer and hunting, at least until World War II intervened. When the war broke out, Giotto’s father took up arms against the Germans, leaving young Giotto behind to fend for his family. During the war years, times were tough and much of what the Bizzarrini family had to eat ended up coming from Giotto’s hunting prowess. Bizzarrini would look back on these years of deprivation and state, “That period really influenced me for the rest of my life. It made me into a survivor, somewhat of a maverick.”

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Title: Final Encore—Bizzarrini P538
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Published Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2024 06:59:52 +0000

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Saturday special: An elegant three-wheeler with a Mazda engine

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Custom three-wheeler with Mazda engine and motorcycle parts
Although Bike EXIF is dedicated to art on two wheels, our automotive interests are wide-ranging. Our publisher has an enviable car collection, our workshop editor, Dean, is a vintage snowmobile fiend, and I’ve been in love with the Morgan Super 3 ever since I test-drove it at the Malle Mile. So today we’re bending the rules, and bringing you a stunning three-wheeler that’s only really thirty percent motorcycle.

Dubbed the ‘MAC 2,’ it’s the second handmade three-wheeler from Indonesian engineer and vintage bike enthusiast, Cosmas Lili Sudrajat. Cosmas has a major crush on Morgan’s V-twin-powered three-wheelers—but they’re expensive and hard to come by in Indonesia. Luckily, he knows his way around a workshop.

Custom three-wheeler with Mazda engine and motorcycle parts

The V-twin powerplant bolted to the front of the MAC 2 isn’t a motorcycle engine though. It’s out of a Mazda B600—a pint-sized, Japanese-made station wagon that was a hit in Indonesia in the 1960s. “The Mazda’s air-cooled 600 cc V-twin engine is the perfect size for a three-wheeler,” says Cosmas.

Once the Mazda B600 had been torn down to just its chassis and motor, Cosmas chopped off the rear half of the frame and installed a repurposed Honda swingarm. Repurposed 18” laced motorcycle wheels do duty up front, modified with cast aluminum MAC-branded hubcaps.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Saturday special: An elegant three-wheeler with a Mazda engine
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/three-wheeler-mazda
Published Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2024 14:35:07 +0000

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Ferrari Challenge UK commences

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The 2024 Ferrari UK Challenge race series commences its sixth season this weekend at iconic English racing circuit Brands Hatch. Ferrari North Europe has confirmed another packed grid of experienced and new drivers in both the Trofeo Pirelli and Coppa Shell classes.

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The 2024 season welcomes the return of numerous racing favorites, including Andrew Morrow, who readies himself for a step up to the EU Challenge in 2024, and Tom Fleming, the EU Challenge rookie who went on to win the World Championship at Finali Mondiali in Mugello last October. With both drivers showing great talent, the stage is set for a hotly contested season opener.

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Several exciting newcomers also make their debut in the series this year, hoping to seize the initiative and pilot their Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo race cars to victory in the final solus year for the 488 model, before the introduction of the new 296 Challenge in 2025.

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: Ferrari Challenge UK commences
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/ferrari-challenge-uk-commences/
Published Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2024 07:37:01 +0000

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