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LIVE LARGE IN NEW ORLEANS: Go First Class with Barrett-Jackson VIP Experiences

Attending The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions in person is an exceptional experience on its own. Now you can elevate that very special occasion with a Barrett-Jackson VIP Experience.

Barrett-Jackson has partnered with the experts at On Location to bring guests the ultimate in kid-glove treatment at its events. With over two decades of experience, On Location has redefined luxury hospitality with unsurpassed access, trusted VIP service and hospitality, providing seamless convenience, comfort and elevated entertainment for their valued clients.

We’re not just talking about premium seating here, either (although that’s certainly a part of it). At the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction in June, VIP Experience guests were duly impressed by the personalized concierge-level service they received at every turn, as well as the fantastic food, their own bidder assistant to help them bid on that car of their dreams and the exceptional “Off-The-Block” experiences that provided in-depth behind-the-scenes expertise about the collector car auction world.

Now, that same unsurpassed level of hospitality and VIP access will be available at the inaugural Barrett-Jackson New Orleans Auction, September 28-30 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Guests can choose from a variety of packages that include the exciting new Staging Lanes option (which provides an elevated, front-row view of each car before it crosses the auction block), as well as the Luxury Lounge and Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig’s Jackson Skybox.

Special VIP Experience perks include premier seating, knowledgeable concierge on-site team members to assist guests with every question and every need during each day of the auction, and bidder badges (with approved Barrett-Jackson applications) to get in on all the action. Packages can also include an invitation to the Barrett-Jackson Opening Night Party (the hottest ticket in town!), exclusive access to many areas of the event (including the famous auction block), gourmet food offerings with a private bar, an official Barrett-Jackson Merchandise Card to spend on-site at the event and even a “Fast Pass” to jump the line and enjoy the exciting adrenaline rush of Thrill Rides on the Barrett-Jackson Performance Track.

Two packages provide unique “Off-the-Block” experiences that include a memorable behind-the-block tour that affords unparalleled access to all things Barrett-Jackson, conversations with Barrett-Jackson experts about current automotive trends and “under-the-hood” close-up looks at some of the incredible cars that will be crossing the auction block on Super Saturday. Those who opt for Craig Jackson’s Skybox package will start the celebration in advance with exclusive VIP early admission to the Barrett-Jackson Opening Night Party!

The On Location Barrett-Jackson VIP Experience packages can also include hotel accommodations and FlexPay Payment Plans that allow guests to book with a low deposit and choose their preferred frequency of payments toward the total package price. To reserve your VIP Experience or get more information and details about the various packages available, just click “VIP” on the home page of Barrett-Jackson.com.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a Barrett-Jackson experience they’ll never forget!

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: LIVE LARGE IN NEW ORLEANS: Go First Class with Barrett-Jackson VIP Experiences
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/live-large-in-new-orleans-go-first-class-with-barrett-jackson-vip-experiences/
Published Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2023 17:35:23 +0000

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2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview

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The 29th annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, will bring a full day of free family fun to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 16. This year’s Father’s Day car show will feature 100 rare and iconic vehicles, great food and plenty of entertainment. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, which will take place between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is one of the area’s most beloved annual events. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see on California’s most iconic street:

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Show-stopping cars

This year’s event will host a special celebration of hypercars, supercars, race cars, classics and custom-built showstoppers. Provided by exclusive private collections, passionate car enthusiasts and even some of the world’s most recognized manufacturers, this has become one of the country’s preeminent luxury car shows.

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Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose and renowned car buff Jay Leno will present trophies to 12 award-winning entrants—from “Most Elegant” to “Best in Show”—on the main stage starting at noon.

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: 2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/2024-rodeo-drive-concours-delegance-preview/
Published Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 17:10:18 +0000

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Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more

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The latest café racers, flat trackers, and electric scooters.
We kick things off with a feel-good story of a botched Ducati 996 custom job, rescued by a talented garage builder. Then we look at a dazzling Yamaha SR500 flat tracker from 20-year-old Moritz Bree, a dustbin-faired Honda Dax from K-Speed, and a BMW CE 04 scooter from Deus ex Machina.

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Ducati 996 by Jaron Hall Most people would balk at the idea of customizing a Ducati 996, but Utah-based garage builder Jaron Hall’s work on this 996 is nothing short of noble. That’s because when Jaron got his hands on the 996, it was in dire need of saving.

The Ducati’s previous owner had tried to turn it into a scrambler, so it came to Jaron with no fairings, a hacked subframe, and a smorgasbord of sketchy parts. Working after hours (he has a marketing day job), and taking on the entire build solo, Jaron turned the mongrel 996 into a high-class Italian café racer.

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Title: Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-motorcycle-news-june-16-2024
Published Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2024 20:50:06 +0000

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Rolls-Royce ‘Models of the Marque’: the 1910s

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Of all the famous nameplates borne by Rolls-Royce motor cars since 1904, few are as celebrated, significant, evocative and enduring as the ‘Silver Ghost’. Formally launched in 1906 as the 40/50 H.P., it was the first model to be awarded the soubriquet of ‘the best car in the world’ that Rolls-Royce retains to this day, setting unmatchable standards for performance and reliability, proven in the era’s toughest road trials. It was also a stupendous commercial success, with almost 8,000 examples built in the UK and US over an 18-year period – an unimaginable product lifespan in the modern age. That so many Silver Ghosts still survive in full working order – and, indeed, regularly perform the same feats they achieved more than a century ago – is a lasting monument to Henry Royce’s engineering genius.

Early beginnings

By 1906, just three years after its foundation, Rolls-Royce was already something of a victim of its own success. Demand for its motor cars was such that its line-up had quickly expanded from the original twin-cylinder 10 H.P. to include three-cylinder 15 H.P., four-cylinder 20 H.P. and six-cylinder 30 H.P. models. Henry Royce had even produced the first ever V8 passenger motor car, known as the ‘Lega limit’ since the 3.5-litre engine was governed to keep it below the 20mph speed limit then in force in Britain – only three of these were ever made, and it remains the only Rolls-Royce model of which no examples survive. This proliferation of models reflected a trend across the luxury automotive sector, as competing manufacturers chased an ever more finely segmented client base.

However, for Rolls-Royce, it caused major manufacturing headaches, since many parts were not interchangeable between models. The problem was compounded by Henry Royce’s entirely laudable policy of continuous improvement; his constant adjustments and refinements went all the way down to the smallest components. This created variations between – and even within – production series, to the extent that often only a handful of individual motor cars would be entirely identical.

Simplify Production

As with almost any manufacturing process, more complexity and variability meant increased costs. This was anathema to the highly astute, commercially driven Managing Director, Claude Johnson. Having decided radical change was needed, he proposed the marque should focus all its energies on producing just one model. Charles Rolls enthusiastically agreed, but insisted it should be positioned at the top end of the market, where Rolls-Royce was already gaining a reputation as the very best motor car available. Though a ruthless perfectionist and tireless innovator, Royce was also a pragmatist. He saw the logic of his colleagues’ single-model approach and duly produced a completely new motor car, the 40/50 H.P.

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: Rolls-Royce ‘Models of the Marque’: the 1910s
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/rolls-royce-silver-ghost/
Published Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2024 23:23:29 +0000

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