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LAS VEGAS 2023: Day Two at Barrett-Jackson Brings Hot Auction Action and Cool Attractions
LOT 3000 – 2024 LANCER CRAFT ELITE RUNABOUT BOAT VIN 001 – $165,000

Barrett-Jackson brought a wave of excitement to the stage with a remarkable charity auction on Friday, featuring the VIN 001 2024 Lancer Craft Elite Runabout Boat. Generous winning bidder Dave Maxwell will be taking the 20-foot boat home with 100 percent of the $110,000 hammer price going to the American Cancer Society. Longtime Barrett-Jackson friends Mike and Tracy Patterson donated an additional $50,000 to the cause, which was followed by a $5,000 donation on the arena floor – bringing the total raised to $165,000.

Nearly 200 extraordinary collector vehicles graced the legendary auction block today, spanning from awe-inspiring muscle cars to breathtaking Resto-Mods and one-of-a-kind gems. Taking the spotlight on Friday was a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro custom convertible (Lot #407) achieving top honors with a sale price of $135,300.

Other notable highlights included a 1948 Chevrolet 3100 Canopy Express (Lot #420.1) and a 1969 Plymouth HEMI Road Runner (Lot #469) each selling for $121,000, the iconic 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 (Lot #430) for $117,700, and a 1959 Plymouth Sport Fury (Lot #420) for $110,000.

Held in the entertainment capital of the world, the Las Vegas Auction attracted celebrities and prominent sports figures, including Anfernee Simons, a professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers, along with John Harbaugh, the Super-Bowl-winning head coach for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. Danny “The Count” Koker, a frequent Barrett-Jackson guest and TV personality, also stopped by to check out the collector vehicles. The Barrett-Jackson Fan Zone showcased meet and greets with Professional Bull Rider Eli Vastbinder and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, 2023 UFC Hall of Fame inductee.

Friday morning’s Automobilia Auction featured many rare and unique collectibles, transporting enthusiasts to an era when classic cars ruled the streets. Gas pumps continued to captivate buyers, with notable sales that included a spectacular 1928 Ford Wayne Model 515 visible gas pump (Lot #7276) that sold for $149,500 setting a new auction world record while a late 1950s-early ’60s Ford Wayne 505 gas pump (Lot #7278) and a  1940s-50s Ford Wayne #70 dealership gas pump (Lot #7281) each sold for $34,500. Neon also captivated bidders, with a large 1950s Chevrolet OK Used Cars porcelain sign with neon (Lot #7299) that sold for $24,150, followed by a large 1930 Shell Oil porcelain with neon sign (Lot #7298.1) that went to its new home for $23,000.

Browse through the gallery showcasing the highlights from the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center and brace yourself for an exhilarating Super Saturday! Catch all the action on the livestream or live on HISTORY from noon to 7 p.m. or join The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions in person for what promises to be an incredible finale in Las Vegas.

LOT 407 – 1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE – $135,300

LOT #420 – 1959 PLYMOUTH SPORT FURY – $110,000

LOT #430 – 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 – $117,700

LOT #7276 – 1928 Ford Wayne Model 515 visible gas pump – $149,500

LOT #7298.1 – Large 1930 Shell Oil porcelain with neon sign – $23,000

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone with fans

Professional Bull Rider Eli Vastbinder with ReRide

Danny “The Count” Koker and friend

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: LAS VEGAS 2023: Day Two at Barrett-Jackson Brings Hot Auction Action and Cool Attractions
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Published Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2023 01:47:04 +0000

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Mama Tried Brings the Ruckus Back to Brewtown in 2024

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Although technically distinct events, Mama Tried wouldn’t be the same without the Flat Out Friday races. Maclain “The Bear” Drucker (24) holds off Daniel Bromley (64) in the AA (Pro) races.
Although technically distinct events, Mama Tried wouldn’t be the same without the Flat Out Friday races. Maclain “The Bear” Drucker (24) holds off Daniel Bromley (64) in the AA (Pro) races. (Cathy Drexler/)

Since 2014, the Mama Tried Motorcycle Show and the Flat Out Friday race have been a showcase for builder culture, custom bikes, and lighthearted mayhem. It’s not everyone’s cuppa, as the English say. Some folks huff and puff about the pointlessness of choppers and custom bikes and the rowdy atmosphere. It’s not that they’re wrong. They’re just not partying correctly.

For the less dogmatic among us, it’s a welcome break from the Midwest winter and a great excuse to party in Cream City (aka Milwaukee). It’s about imagination and engineering running riot in flake paint and TIG welding. Calling Mama Tried a “chopper show” is only half right. There are also EVs, ‘70s survivors, Franken-bikes, and plenty of real dirt and patina. Plus, dozens of hopeful vendors with parts, accessories, gadgets, and new gear.

It all kicks off with the Flat Out Friday races at Fiserv Arena. It’s usually clad in a parquet floor for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. But one night every year, aspiring racers and various ne’er-do-wells fill the arena with exhaust fumes and lay down rubber on the Dr Pepper syrup-prepared surface. Last year was a hoot, but this year brought out even finer costumery and livery concepts. Tea time while racing? That’s rich.

Photographer Cathy Drexler has been shooting the event since 2016. What’s her take on Mama Tried?

“It’s a uniquely Milwaukee experience that has a happy way of bringing us together over our love of bikes.”

Truer words were never spoken. So take a load off, grab a cold one, and check out the 2024 edition of Mama Tried and Flat Out Friday in glorious color and pixels.

Flat Out Friday always brings high class and fashion in equal measure.
Flat Out Friday always brings high class and fashion in equal measure. (Cathy Drexler/)
James “Jimbo” DeLisle (963) boxes out Dan “Dangerous Dan” Jacobson (39) in the Masters class, Flat Out Friday.
James “Jimbo” DeLisle (963) boxes out Dan “Dangerous Dan” Jacobson (39) in the Masters class, Flat Out Friday. (Cathy Drexler/)
An unidentified future 50cc champion holds their own on the track, Flat Out Friday.
An unidentified future 50cc champion holds their own on the track, Flat Out Friday. (Cathy Drexler/)
Kaleb Zink (15) applies Team Green grit to his orange Harley-Davidson in the Vintage class, Flat Out Friday.
Kaleb Zink (15) applies Team Green grit to his orange Harley-Davidson in the Vintage class, Flat Out Friday. (Cathy Drexler/)
Where my zip-ties at? Donovan LeVan’s BSA puts power (and pipe) to pavement in the Vintage class, Flat Out Friday.
Where my zip-ties at? Donovan LeVan’s BSA puts power (and pipe) to pavement in the Vintage class, Flat Out Friday. (Cathy Drexler/)
Conflict of interest? Andrew Clark (52) and an unidentified race official team up on the parade lap, Flat Out Friday.
Conflict of interest? Andrew Clark (52) and an unidentified race official team up on the

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By: Anders T. Carlson
Title: Mama Tried Brings the Ruckus Back to Brewtown in 2024
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/photo-galleries/mama-tried-motorcycle-show-2024/
Published Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2024 21:36:17 +0000

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Level Up: A BMW K100 café racer with a John Player Special vibe

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BMW K100 café racer by Motocrew
Despite its increasing popularity, the 1980s K-series BMW remains a difficult bike to customize. There’s hardly an inch of it that isn’t blocky, angular, or just plain awkward—so it takes a sharp eye and deft hand to massage it into a slick and cohesive café racer. Enter Chris Scholtka.

Based in Cottbus, Germany, Chris splits his time between his job as a firefighter and his after-hours custom bike-building endeavor, Motocrew. He cracked the code for building razor-sharp BMW K-series café racers a while ago, and he’s produced a handful of them since. But his latest build—a 1984 BMW K100 café racer—hits a little differently.

BMW K100 café racer by Motocrew

The project was commissioned by a friend who had found a 1984 BMW K100 that was in great shape and wanted it customized. He naturally called Chris first—but Chris was hesitant to take the job.

“My first thought that it wasn’t a good idea,” he explains, “because I don’t want to build the same shit again and again. But this time my customer had a big enough budget to build something unique. So I said yes, and, after a couple of hours brainstorming with him, we settled on a basic setup.”

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Level Up: A BMW K100 café racer with a John Player Special vibe
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Published Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2024 18:56:31 +0000

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Honda’s Updated 2024 CBR600RR Not Coming to America

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Back in November, we previewed a notable update to Honda’s CBR600RR platform for the European market. It now appears that version won’t be debuting in the US in 2024. Honda has announced a 2024 CBR600RR for the States, but as a carryover from last year, which is actually a continued carryover from the last major US update made in 2013. The 2024 US version of the CBR600RR will be priced at $12,199, a $100 bump over the 2023 MSRP.

The 2024 Honda CBR600RR in Grand Prix Red.
The 2024 Honda CBR600RR in Grand Prix Red. (Honda/)

It should be noted that the revised CBR600RR that will be available in European markets is an extension of the work Honda did on the platform a few years prior, when it released a revised version for Japan back in 2020. It’s likely those changes will eventually make it to the US, but we’ll have to wait a bit longer.

That said, Honda’s 599cc supersport remains an appealing option for riders in the US thanks to its deft combination of comfort, ease of use on the road, expertly calibrated braking package, and solid suspension setup. The extra horsepower of the overseas version and revised chassis would obviously be nice additions, but such is life sometimes.

We last sampled the CBR600RR in 2020, and despite some of its shortcomings (such as in the electronics department), the platform still proved its worth. Particularly for road riders who want a bike that is as great around town as it is on the track.

For those who want to enjoy the benefits of ABS, expect to pay $13,199. Both editions will be available to US customers in Grand Prix Red colors.

2024 Honda CBR600RR Technical Specifications and Price

Price:$12,199–$13,199Engine:599cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled inline-four; 4 valves/cyl.Bore x Stroke:67.0 x 42.5mmCompression Ratio:12.2:1Fuel Delivery:DSFI w/ 40mm throttle bodies, Denso 12-hole injectorsClutch:Wet, multiplateTransmission/Final Drive:6-speed/chainFrame:Twin-spar aluminumFront Suspension:41mm USD Big Piston Fork; fully adjustable; 4.7 in. travelRear Suspension:Unit Pro-Link HMAS shock, fully adjustable; 5.1 in. travelFront Brake:4-piston calipers, 310mm radial-mount full-floating discs (ABS optional)Rear Brake:220mm disc (ABS optional)Wheels, Front/Rear:17 in. / 17 in.Tires, Front/Rear:120/70-17 / 180/55-17Rake/Trail:23.5°/3.9 in.Wheelbase:53.9 in.Seat Height:32.4 in.Fuel Capacity:4.8 gal.Claimed Curb Weight:417 lb.Available:March 2024Contact:powersports.honda.com

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By: Byron Wilson
Title: Honda’s Updated 2024 CBR600RR Not Coming to America
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/honda-cbr600rr-not-coming-to-america/
Published Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2024 11:00:00 +0000

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