June 19, 2022 at Beaulieu’s Hot Rod & Custom Show will be a Father’s Day that will be remembered for years. It is a family-friendly show filled with impressive motors hosted by the National Motor Museum.
Hot Rod & Custom Show showcases the unique creations of the motoring world. They will feature a collection of customized cars and hot rods, awesome motorbikes and trikes, American motors, as well as pre-1980 classics. There will also be live entertainment and dancing, ensuring that this is becomes one unforgettable summer day.
Last year, a diverse group of machines were presented. There were Chevrolets, Mercurys, Dodges, Plymouths, Pontiacs, and Edsels. Slammed trucks, stripped-down rods, rat-look roadsters, and even some modified British classics like a 1934 Sunbeam Dawn hot rod and a pro-street Humber Super Snipe were also in attendance. Also featured were an impressively hand-built 1931 Auburn special, a beautiful line-up of colorful customs, and some high-powered bikes and trikes.
This year’s line up is promising to be just as impressive. Do expect to see a variety of cool and exciting vehicles on display. Prizes will also be given to those with exemplary automobiles, like trophies for Best American, Best Custom, Best Bike, Best Hot Rod, and of course, the most coveted, Best in Show.
Andy Saunders, Hot Rod & Custom Show ambassador and legendary custom car builder will be at the show to meet fans and talk about his latest projects. Classic American magazine will also be attending. They will host the Car of the Year competition and are inviting all unmodified American cars from any era to compete.
Providing the music and entertainment is Company B who will be performing some upbeat retro tunes, and there will also be some how-to demonstrations on how to do the Jitterbug Jive. Youngsters will also have something to entertain themselves as there will be some face painting activities that will be offered.
Inside the National Motor Museum is the Chevrolet Bel Air which is part of the Bond in Motion – No Time To Die exhibition. Seen in the latest Bond film, the fascinating American classic can be seen up close along with the other interesting automobiles that were also featured in the blockbuster film.
Those who are interested to attend are encouraged to get their tickets in advance through the Beaulieu website. These tickets will also give the bearer access to the rest of the Beaulieu event. Those who will be attending with a qualifying vehicle will be able to enter the showground as early as 8:30am on the day o the event although the main event does not open until 10am.
All other event visitors can just purchase normal visitor admission tickets which can also be purchased in advance.
Hot Rod & Custom Show is only one of the numerous motoring events that is showcased at Beaulieu 2022. Volkswagen fans should mark June 18 in their calendars for the Simply VW event. Beaulieu Supercar Weekend is a must-see show for those with a need for speed, so make sure to block out August 7 for that event. For those looking to see and admire classic cars that they hope to acquire someday, the International Autojumble which will be held on September 10-11 is the perfect event.
Visitors and participants alike would enjoy all the events that Beaulieu has scheduled. Some of the events and attractions include Bond in Motion – No Time To Die, an exhibit in the National Motor Museum, there is also the World of Top Gear, Little Beaulieu, Secret Amy Exhibition, On Screen Cars, and 13th Century Beaulieu Abbey.
Title: Hot Rod & Custom Show Confirmed At Beaulieu
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/hot-rod-custom-show-confirmed-at-beaulieu/
Published Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2022 17:24:24 +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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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
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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