>World-famous rock drummer and lyricist Neil Peart’s classic car collection will feature at the upcoming Gooding & Company 17th annual Pebble Beach Auction. The legendary musician classic cars collection, affectionately known as the “Silver Surfers,” will be auctioned during the upcoming two-day sale planned for August 13-14, 2021.
Neil Peart is recognized as one of the greatest rock drummers of all time. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Peart had a very distinguished career as the drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart’s musical genius helped Rush gain global success and establish its legacy in the history of rock and roll.
His musical career endured nearly five decades, inspiring many young aspiring musicians and fellow rock artists. In 2013, he and his bandmates were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Throughout his musical career, he also received many other awards and honors, including the country’s highest civilian honor, the Order of Canada.
Neil’s lyrics, books, and articles in various publications revealed his great intellect. When he was not working in and for the band, Neil was a prolific writer who constantly honed his craft. His lyrics encompass various topics, including science, literature, philosophy, mixed with his own life experiences, which his fans dubbed him “The Professor.”
Cars were one of Peart’s lifelong passions. And his love and passion compelled his quest to discover everything he could about automobiles. For years, he dreamt of owning classic cars. His first purchase was a 1964 Aston Martin DB5, and upon acquisition, he exclaimed that he’s dreamt of owning one since he was a boy. When he was finally able to acquire quality classic cars, he slowly grew his collection until his dream “Silver Surfers” collection was deemed complete. Sadly, Mr. Peart passed away on January 7, 2020, after battling brain cancer for three and a half years.
Regarding the name of his collection, Peart once wrote:
“The title ‘Silver Surfers’ for my collection of cars occurred to me while driving the DB5 up and down the Pacific Ocean. Because it felt right to me, I guess – the idea that I was just one of the wave riders.
It was during one of these drives when out of nowhere, it just occurred to me that the color of the ocean had influenced the silver palette of the collection. What other color looks as good in a blue photo? Not black, not white – silver. And a fortunate risk for the framers’ art, too: silver frames.”
Here’s a preview of Neil Peart Estate Car Collection the ‘Silver surfers’
1964 Aston Martin DB5
The Aston Martin DB5 is one of the most recognizable and admired grand touring cars of all time.
The DB5 is both sporty and elegant and its fame was elevated by its link to the international spy, James Bond, which was portrayed by Sir Sean Connery.
The Aston Martin DB5, chassis DB5/1690/R, is one of around 1,000 units made and was acquired by the consignor in 2009. It possesses a gorgeous Silver Birch metallic finish matched with a navy blue leather interior. Also, it features a five-speed ZF gearbox, as well as period-correct alloy-rimmed Borrani wire wheels.
1964 Shelby Cobra 286
Mr. Peart purchased the beautiful 1964 Shelby Cobra 286, chassis CSX2234, in 2015 to be the centerpiece of his beloved collection.
In the mid-2000s, the example went through a comprehensive restoration and has proved itself to be remarkably intact before restoration began. The example features the coveted Ford 289 V-8 engine with rack-and-pinion steering.
The CSX2234 displays an all-black livery finish matched with chrome wire wheels and side exhaust. As one of the most popular, powerful, and desirable sports cars ever built, the Cobra was definitely the pride in Mr. Peart’s collection of iconic sports cars.
By: Sports Car Digest
Title: Iconic Rush Drummer Neil Peart’s Classic Car Collection Heads to Auction
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/neil-pearts-classic-car-collection/
Published Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 21:46:49 +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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