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Guests check out contenders for the Barrett-Jackson Cup

 

Driven Project VIPs (Very Important Passengers) received heroes welcomes on the auction block following supercar therapy.

The 50th anniversary of Barrett-Jackson’s flagship Scottsdale auction kicked off Saturday, January 22, with an abundance of fun activities and experiences as part of QT Family Day. Automotive fans of all ages streamed through the gates to enjoy all the event has to offer.

The excitement began as more than 20 VIPs (Very Important Passengers) and their families arrived for some “supercar therapy” as part of Barrett-Jackson’s partnership with the Driven Project. The VIPs, all children battling serious illnesses and life challenges, were treated to a police-escorted supercar adventure around WestWorld and then through the auction site, riding in Lamborghinis, Ferraris and McLarens. The trip concluded at the world-famous Barrett-Jackson auction block, where each child received a hero’s welcome as his or her car crossed the block.

A visit by members of PHXDriven, The Supercar Club of Arizona, brought an additional group of stunning supercars to WestWorld to add to the celebration.

Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson and Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega open the 2022 Scottsdale Auction.

The action moved indoors for the 50th Anniversary Opening Ceremonies and ribbon cutting. Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega joined Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson on the auction block to announce the official proclamation of the entire month of January 2022 as “official Barrett-Jackson month.”

“We’re celebrating the 50th year of our Scottsdale auction with all of January dedicated to Barrett-Jackson,” said Jackson to an enthusiastic audience. “Barrett-Jackson has always been committed to the community, and Family Day is a big part of what we’re about.”

Craig also welcomed Andy Price, CEO of the Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council, to the auction block and presented the organization with a check for $26,000 to help advance to Scouting program. The Scouts, community partners and Barrett-Jackson worked together on various projects to raise these funds.

Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis and Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson join in on the fun at the Boy Scouts’ Pinewood Derby.

Steven G. Zylstra, CEO of AZ SciTech Institute, then addressed the auction-goers to announce the opening day of Pennzoil STEMfest. Approximately 25 groups are on-site through Sunday, January 23, in the South Showcase Pavilion offering kids an array of STEM learning games, robotics, computer science skills, solar powered activities and more.

Following the Opening Ceremonies, Craig Jackson and Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis joined a group of Boy Scouts for the Pinewood Derby, one of the most popular Scouting events for the past 50 years, and Barrett-Jackson was also host to more than 100 Scouts as they worked toward achieving their automotive merit badges. All Scouts who attended today’s events received a special Barrett-Jackson patch.

There was no shortage of activities for guests to enjoy throughout the day, including BMX Team exhibitions, sponsored by Monster; thrill rides by Dodge and Toyota; live music; indoor and outdoor dining; hundreds of sponsor and exhibitor displays; and, of course, the opportunity to view the nearly 2,000 auction vehicles and one of the finest collections of automobilia to ever cross the block.

A highlight of the afternoon was the parade across the auction block and viewing of dozens of contenders for the coveted Barrett-Jackson Cup, presented by eBay Motors and sponsored by Summit Racing Equipment, Meguiar’s, Snap-On and AutoHunter. Rick DeBruhl, part of Barrett-Jackson’s on-air talent team announced these incredible builds, which showcase the talent and craftmanship of custom car and truck builders from across the country. Esteemed judges, custom builders Bobby Alloway and Troy Trepanier, had the difficult challenge of narrowing the group of ultimate vehicles down to the Top 5, from which two winners will be chosen.

The Barrett-Jackson Cup offers all fans a chance to pick their favorite of the Top 5 contenders. You can cast your vote for the “People’s Choice” award at BarrettJacksonCup.com The winner will be announced Saturday, January 29, along with the winner of the prestigious Ultimate Best in Show.

All of us at Barrett-Jackson look forward to sharing the excitement and enthusiasm that the coming week will bring. Enjoy the gallery below.

 

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: OPENING SATURDAY SHINES: The Barrett-Jackson Cup Competition, Supercar Therapy, Boy Scout Activities, Opening Ceremonies For STEMFest and Official Auction Month Proclamation Start Off Auction Week
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/day-1-highlights-2022-scottsdale-auction/
Published Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 02:17:39 +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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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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Title: The Swan Song of the V12
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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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Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
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