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A piece of both cinematic and Porsche engineering history, this 1979 Porsche 928 used n the film “Risky Business” will be selling in Houston with No Reserve.

 

“Risky Business,” the 1983 film by written and directed by Paul Brickman, has danced its way into the history of moviedom. The film launched the career of an up-and-coming Tom Cruise, whose tighty-whitey-clad performance to Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock & Roll” remains an iconic part of cinematic lore. The film is equal parts a lampoon of male adolescence mixed with suburban whimsy; think “Animal House” meets “The Graduate” – a romping coming-of-age story set in Chicago’s affluent North Shore neighborhood of Highland Park.

Cruise, as the film’s protagonist Joel Goodsen (good son), finds himself alone in the house while his demanding parents abscond to some far-off paradise. It’s here where the ball begins to roll, and a cascade of mischief follows the poignantly named “good son” as he motors about in his father’s Porsche 928. The shark-nosed, bug-eyed 928 was chosen for its role in the film by Brickman himself, supplanting its rear-engined brother, the venerable 911 – a car Brickman considered “too mundane.” In Brickman’s eyes the 928 was the perfect choice for a successful Windy City businessman and the perfect car to land a teenager in a whole heap of trouble.

Offered with No Reserve at the inaugural 2021 Barrett-Jackson Houston Auction is the hero car from “Risky Business,” a 1979 Porsche 928. Multiple 928s were used during the production of the film, but this car was the featured vehicle, and received the brunt of screen time and seat time from the cast. And before we go any further – no, this was not the car that found itself submerged in an unforgiving Lake Michigan. It is in fact one of three cars driven on set, and one of two cars used during the film’s signature chase scene that culminated in Cruise, looking straight into the camera, declaring the German carmaker’s slogan, “Porsche. There is no substitute.”

The 928 was an engineering masterpiece when it was launched in 1978. Considered as a possible successor to the 911, the 928 was no slouch. More GT cruiser than typical sports car, a burly 4.7-liter V8 is nestled under the hood. The 928 produces 295 horsepower, allowing the car to hit 60 mph from a standstill in just 6.2 seconds and clear the quarter-mile in 14.3 seconds. A 5-speed manual routes power to the rear wheels, and this example wears 16-inch offset 5-hole aluminum alloy wheels and features a beautiful cork on cork leather interior.

Apart from starring alongside Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay, this car – VIN 9289201213 – has a unique story all its own. The 928 was the subject of the documentary, “The Quest for the RB928 (Risky Business 928),” in which filmmaker Lewis Johnsen chronicles his journey to track down this particular 928. Oh, and there’s another thing that contributes to the provenance – it was in this car that Tom Cruise learned how to drive a stick shift.

This 928 has resided in a climate-controlled environment in a private collection, where it has been meticulously cared for. Originally painted green, the 928 was refinished in gold for the movie, and later wore white. Following the film’s production, the car returned to California, where it was discovered by Johnsen and returned to its original screen appearance. Marking its importance in Porsche history, the 928 has been featured at numerous museums and displays. This car was a centerpiece at Porsche Cars North America for a year and was part of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s influential Porsche Effect Exhibit. While at the Petersen, Chad McQueen – son of legendary racer and actor Steve McQueen – sat in this car. The 928 also features signatures from several members of the film’s cast – including Bronson Pinchot (“Barry”), Joe Pantoliano (“Guido”), Curtis Armstrong (“Miles”) and Francine Locke (“Shower Girl”) – and comes with several images of the car on set covered in camera rigging equipment.

A piece of both cinematic and Porsche engineering history, the 928’s starring role in “Risky Business” helped to further inspire a generation of Porsche fans, and presaged Porsche’s wider design and engineering accomplishments. When this iconic automobile crosses the block in Houston, recall the film’s tagline, “There’s a time for playing it safe and a time for risky business.” To be clear, this Porsche is 100 percent “Risky Business,” and at the same time, anything but risky business.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: MOVIE CAR MASTER: The 1979 Porsche 928 From “Risky Business”
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/risky-business-1979-porsche-928-for-sale-no-reserve-2021-houston-auction/
Published Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 19:49:05 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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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.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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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

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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

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

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
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

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 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.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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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!

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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.

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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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