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Custom KTM mini motocross bike by A Nineteen Built
This year is off to a small start… for us, at least. As the new year revs up and fresh custom motorcycles start hitting our desks, it’s clear that small bikes with big attitudes are the flavor of the month. And we’re here for it.

This mini motocross bike from Wilco Lindner makes a strong case for dynamite coming in small packages. At a glance, it looks like a regular kids’ motocrosser—but the OEM-like plastics and Honda logos are red herrings. Lurking underneath them are the bones of a 2022 KTM 65 SX, an upgraded engine, and a smorgasbord of bespoke parts.

Custom KTM mini motocross bike by A Nineteen Built

Wilco, who operates under the moniker A Nineteen Built, has a thing for minibikes. So when he developed an itch to build a motocross bike, he figured he’d build something that he could race in the minibike class in The Netherlands, where he’s based. “I like making stuff that’s different,” he quips.

“I wanted it to look like a somewhat factory MX bike. But after looking a bit closer, you should rethink that and wonder what crazy mind put this thing together. And that’s exactly what happened when I took it on its first outing.”

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Pocket Rocket: A Nineteen Built’s mental mini motocross bike
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Published Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2024 21:33:05 +0000

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FANTASTIC FRIDAY IN FLORIDA: Barrett-Jackson Kicks Off the Weekend with Six-Figure Sales

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FANTASTIC FRIDAY IN FLORIDA: Barrett-Jackson Kicks Off the Weekend with Six-Figure Sales
LOT #431 – 1981 CHEVROLET CORVETTE GREENWOOD DAYTONA TURBO – $247,500

The auction arena was buzzing with excitement throughout the day on Friday at the 2024 Palm Beach Auction, with the arena erupting into cheers on a number of occasions as several highly anticipated vehicles had their turn on the block.

In a diverse offering that ranged from classic SUVs and modern muscle to pickup trucks and ’50s favorites with fabulous fins, more than 200 vehicles made their way across the Barrett-Jackson block on Day 2 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. A 1981 Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood Daytona Turbo (Lot #431) took top honors for the day – and set a new world auction record – with its $247,500 sale. It was followed by a 1968 Ford Mustang Eleanor replica (Lot #416) that crossed the block for $162,800.

Collections were in the spotlight on Friday, with vehicles from John Staluppi’s Cars of Dreams among bidders’ favorites. Notable sales from that collection included a 1958 Buick Special Convertible (Lot #376) with its $126,500 sale (a new world auction record) and a 1959 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible (Lot #400) that sold for $110,000.

General Motors brought several special vehicles to sell in Florida. From the Chevrolet Collection, a 2022 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Championship Edition convertible (Lot #396.2) crossed the block for $115,500, while a 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V (Lot #396) found a new home when it sold for $159,500, along with a 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Series Blackwing (Lot #396.1) that sold for $110,000, both from GM’s Cadillac Collection.

Other highlights from the day included the sale of a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 (Lot #445.1) for $126,500, a 2023 Chevrolet Camaro Zl1 Hennessey Custom Edition “Exorcist” (Lot #411) for $116,600, a 1947 Chevrolet 3100 Custom Good Humor Ice Cream Truck (Lot #426) for $115,500, followed by a 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible (Lot #427) for $113,300. A 2023 Jeep Gladiator Custom Pickup (Lot #373) and a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Custom Convertible (Lot #391) each brought in $110,000.

The collector cars weren’t the only stars in attendance today. American businessman and “Shark Tank” television personality Daymond John stopped by to check out the vehicles on and off the block, as did Viktor Knavs, the father of former First Lady Melania Trump.

A 1950s Chris-Craft Woody Speedboat kiddie ride (Lot #7283) came out on top during the morning’s Automobilia Auction with its $27,600 sale. A circa 1948 Texaco Oil Bennett Model #756 gas pump (Lot #7282), a 1946 Mobil Oil M/S 80 gas pump (Lot #7268.3) and a 1960 Gulf Oil Tokheim Model #300 gas pump in Heritage Edition GT colors (Lot #7285), along with a 1940s-50s Cadillac Authorized Service porcelain sign with neon (Lot #7298), also caught the attention of bidders.

Of course, there’s also much to do and see outside of the auction arena, including the Summit Showcase, which features several aftermarket companies offering automotive products. Those who place orders with these companies – as well as anything on the Summit Racing website – during the event receive 10% off the order plus free shipping. Guests in attendance also had the opportunity to browse the Exhibitor Marketplace, which offers everything from automotive artwork and gleaming statues to furniture composed of automotive parts, such as engine blocks.

The Palm Beach Auction continues through Saturday, April 20, with tickets and bidder registration available on Barrett-Jackson.com. Join us on Super Saturday for what is sure to be another fantastic day in Florida. Check out the gallery of photos from Day 2 below!

LOT #416 – 1968 FORD MUSTANG ELEANOR REPLICA – $162,800

LOT #373 – 2023 JEEP GLADIATOR CUSTOM PICKUP – $110,000

LOT #376 – 1958 BUICK SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE – $126,500

LOT #391 – 1970 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE – $110,000

LOT #396 – 2023 CADILLAC ESCALADE-V – $159,500

LOT #440 – 1990 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 4 CABRIOLET GEMBELLA – $110,000

LOT #445.1 – 1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/365 – $126,500

LOT #7283 – 1950S CHRIS-CRAFT WOODY SPEEDBOAT KIDDIE RIDE – $27,600

LOT #7282 – CIRCA 1948 TEXACO OIL BENNETT MODEL #756 GAS PUMP

LOT #430 – 1970 OLDSMOBILE 442 CONVERTIBLE – $110,000

LOT #7268.3 – 1946 MOBIL OIL M/S 80 GAS PUMP WITH “MOBILGAS” LIGHTED SCRIPT TOP and LOT #7285 – 1960 GULF OIL TOKHEIM MODEL #300 GAS PUMP IN HERITAGE EDITION GT COLORS

LOT #426 – 1947 CHEVROLET 3100 CUSTOM GOOD HUMOR ICE CREAM TRUCK –$115,500

LOT #7298 – 1940S-50S CADILLAC AUTHORIZED SERVICE PORCELAIN SIGN WITH NEON

958 Buick Special Convertible entering the Meguiar’s Staging lanes.

LOT #427 – 1967 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE – $113,300

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: FANTASTIC FRIDAY IN FLORIDA: Barrett-Jackson Kicks Off the Weekend with Six-Figure Sales
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/2024-palm-beach-auction-highlights-day-2/
Published Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2024 22:02:12 +0000

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K-Speed strikes again with a menacing Honda Dax café racer

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Honda Dax café racer by K-Speed
When the Honda Dax was brought back into production a couple of years ago, K-Speed wasted little time getting their grubby paws on it. The Thai powerhouse’s founder, the mysterious Mr Eak, had a 50 cc Dax as a teenager—and the workshop is particularly good at customizing small Hondas. So a K-Speed-customized Dax was inevitable.

Two years on, and K-Speed is still finding interesting ways to cram massive levels of badassery into Honda’s bite-sized mini-bike. This time, they’ve turned the Dax into an uber-sassy—albeit impossibly compact—café racer.

Honda Dax café racer by K-Speed

Although K-Speed churns out countless custom bikes a year for paying customers, this one was a shop build. Eak wanted to see how far he could push the 2024-model Honda ST125 Dax, visually, without modifying its pressed steel frame (which also houses its fuel tank). Luckily K-Speed has an extensive range of Honda mini-bike parts to draw from, manufactured under their ‘Diabolus’ brand.

Dubbed ‘Puppy Racer,’ K-Speed’s custom Honda Dax benefits most from a radical stance adjustment. The crew started with a new Diabolus front end, comprising upside-down forks and a more modern-looking top yoke. It sits lower than the stock setup, as do the twin Diabolus shocks that now prop up the rear.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: K-Speed strikes again with a menacing Honda Dax café racer
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Published Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2024 16:11:01 +0000

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DAY 1 IN PALM BEACH: Sunshine, Auction Cars and the Unveiling of a New Shelby Started the Event with Florida Style

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DAY 1 IN PALM BEACH: Sunshine, Auction Cars and the Unveiling of a New Shelby Started the Event with Florida Style
2024 Shelby Super Snake unveiled at the 2024 Palm Beach Auction.

As thousands of car enthusiasts streamed through the gates of The World’s Greatest Collection Car Auctions on Thursday, they were met with sunshine, blue skies and over 600 collector cars on display at the 2024 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction.

The auction site at the South Florida Fairgrounds offered something for everyone on the first day of the event. Guests were able to see all the collector cars before they had their turn on the famous auction block, check out interactive displays and demonstrations from more than 100 exhibitors and sponsors, and grab a bite to eat from a wide variety of offerings.

The day’s activities included the demonstration of a 1976 Leopard 1 A5 Battle Tank (Lot #696), which will cross the block with No Reserve on Saturday, April 20, highlighted by the unmistakable rumble of its 37.4-liter turbocharged diesel engine and the turning of the turret. Additional demonstrations are scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. near the South Showcase.

Another must-experience highlight of the day was an exhilarating ride around the Barrett-Jackson Performance Track with a professional driver at the Dodge Thrill Rides and Ford Hot Laps. In addition, the Volvo Driving Experience gave guests the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a new Volvo for a cruise along the streets of Palm Beach.

Of course, the real not-to-be-missed element of the event was watching all the exciting bidding action in the arena itself.

The morning’s activity began with nearly 200 examples of collectible cool up on the block during the Automobilia Auction, where Lot #6299.2, a large Kenny Rogers Roasters light-up sign and Lot #6298.4, a Chevrolet OK Used Cars neon sign, proved to be the stars of Thursday’s show. Three gas pumps also took the spotlight: a 1940s-50s Gulf Bennett Model #646 (Lot #6291) and a late-1940s/early-50s Gulf Oil Premium Gasoline Tokheim 39 (Lot #6292). A late-1940s/early-1950s Texaco Bennett Model 756 (Lot #6289.1) rounded out the day’s top five automobilia sales.

Before the collector cars started to cross the block for the day, Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson was joined on the block by President Steve Davis, along with Shelby American President Gary Patterson, Vice President of Operations Vince LaViolette, and Sales and Marketing Manager Kash Singh, as well as Tracy Smith, Executive Vice President of Carroll Shelby International, to debut Shelby’s latest creation: the 2024 Shelby Super Snake. The special car, along with a convertible version, will be on display throughout the Palm Beach event in the Shelby American display.

Over 175 of the more than 600 No Reserve collector cars on this year’s docket took their turn on the block Thursday, with 1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible (Lot #106.1), a 1970 Ford Torino custom coupe (Lot #100.1), 2007 Aston Martin DB9 Volante (Lot #103) and a 1968 Ford Mustang GT convertible (Lot #108) all taking top honors for the day.

The first two cars from John Staluppi’s Cars of Dreams Collection had their turn in the spotlight today. The first, a 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire convertible (Lot #82), was among the top sales of the day, and it was followed by Lot #82.1, a 1974 Volkswagen Thing convertible. The remaining vehicles in the collection will cross the block on Friday and Saturday with No Reserve.

The Palm Beach Auction runs through Saturday, with tickets and bidder registration available on Barrett-Jackson.com. Join us this weekend and soak in all the excitement the auction has to offer.

Enjoy the video below of Wednesday night’s Opening Night Party, as well as a gallery of activity in the auction arena and around the site today.

Shelby fans in the Auction Arena during the unveil.

LOT #106.1 – 1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE

Barrett-Jackson guests checking out the collector vehicles in the South Showcase.

LOT #82 – 1962 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE

LOT #696 – 1976 LEOPARD 1 A5 BATTLE TANK – NO RESERVE

LOT #100.1 – 1970 FORD TORINO CUSTOM COUPE

Volvo Driving Experience.

LOT #103 – 2007 ASTON MARTIN DB9 VOLANTE

Dodge Thrill Rides.

LOT #108 – 1968 FORD MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE

Guests waiting to go on a Ford Hot Lap.

2024 Shelby Super Snake convertible in the Shelby American display.

LOT #6298.4 – CHEVROLET OK USED CARS NEON SIGN ON STAND

LOT #6291 – 1940S-50S GULF BENNETT MODEL #646 GAS PUMP and LOT #6292 – LATE-1940S/EARLY-50S GULF OIL PREMIUM GASOLINE TOKHEIM 39 GAS PUMP

LOT #6289.1 – LATE-1940S/EARLY-1950S TEXACO BENNETT MODEL 756 GAS PUMP

LOT #6299.2 –

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: DAY 1 IN PALM BEACH: Sunshine, Auction Cars and the Unveiling of a New Shelby Started the Event with Florida Style
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Published Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2024 21:00:23 +0000

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