Among the vehicles selling for charity at the Las Vegas Auction is this 2021 Ford Bronco 4-Door Badlands Raiders Editions (Lot #3002).
Having been founded by the two very community-minded families of Tom Barrett and Russ Jackson, Barrett-Jackson has had charity woven into the fabric of the company from the very beginning. Even the “Fiesta de los Autos Elegantes” – a car show in the late 1960s that was the precursor to what became the Barrett-Jackson auctions – was created by the two men to raise funds for the local library and arts center in their hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona.
To date, more than $133 million has been raised for over 175 worthy organizations – large and small, local and national – through the sale of these very special vehicles. And because Barrett-Jackson waives all fees associated with these charitable sales, every penny of the purchase price goes directly to the charities designated by the donors of the vehicles.
Barrett-Jackson’s charitable tradition will continue at the 2021 Las Vegas Auction, June 17-19 at the brand-new West Hall of the city’s convention center. Among the “cars for a cause” headed to the auction block will be a 2021 Ford Bronco 4-Door (Lot #3002) – the very first Badlands Raiders Edition produced. This example of the much-acclaimed new generation of the popular SUV will be wrapped in Las Vegas Raiders regalia, and the sale will benefit both the Las Vegas-based Grant A Gift Autism Foundation as well as the Raiders Foundation. The vehicle, which will come with some Raiders goodies as well, is already being promoted by the Raiders organization with the humorous tagline, “It takes a Raider to tame a Bronco.”
The Bronco, powered by a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, is fully kitted out to tackle anything on or off the road. It has front stabilizer bar disconnect for increased articulation, electronic-locking front and rear axles, advanced 4×4 with automatic on-demand engagement, removable doors and top, LED signature lighting, tow hooks and a heavy-duty modular front bumper. Also equipped with four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and a wheel-lock kit, this Bronco also features the Sasquatch Package, consisting of 35-inch tires with 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels, front- and rear-locking differentials, Bilstein shocks, 4.7 final drive ratio and high-clearance fender flares.
Lot #3003 – 2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Hertz/Hendrick Motorsports Edition
The generous team at Hendrick Motorsports has donated a very special Hertz/Hendrick Motorsports Edition ZL1 Camaro (Lot #3003), the very first of only 24 commissioned, to benefit the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation (JAJF), a national nonprofit that treats children facing the looming loss of their young Mom or Dad to cancer to “WOW! Experiences” – a prescribed timeout as part of treatment protocol together as a family away from their late-stage cancer to create positive, cherished, indispensable memories … while they can.
The story behind this Camaro is an interesting one. In 2018, Hertz joined forces with Hendrick Motorsports – now the winningest team in NASCAR Cup Series history – to sponsor the #24 Hendrick Motorsports ZL1 Camaro race car, driven by NASCAR Cup series driver William Byron, who just became the youngest driver to have more than 10 consecutive Top 10 finishes, surpassing NASCAR great Jeff Gordon. The on-track partnership with Hendrick Motorsports continued and eventually evolved into the creation of this custom Camaro available for the street. This Camaro ZL1 ‒ the most powerful version ever offered ‒ is truly special, being production #001 and having only 444 miles. Starting with the heart of the vehicle, the stock supercharger has been upgraded to a Callaway GenThree Supercharger and Callaway TrippleCooled Intercooler System, providing 750 horsepower. A special appearance package features Hertz Yellow graphics with the HMS #24 logo inside and out. There’s even a dash plaque with team owner Rick Hendrick’s signature stating this is car #1 of 24.
Lot #3000 – 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat AWD
Heading to the auction block to help the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Detroit is a 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat AWD (Lot #3000) – a muscle car for people with families! The SUV is one of only 3,000 produced for the 2021 model year only. This Durango Hellcat is powered by the well-established supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V8 engine delivering 710hp and 645 ft/lbs of torque. A TorqueFlite 8HP95 8-speed automatic transmission sends power
Title: POWERING HOPE FOR OTHERS: Vehicles sold for charity in Las Vegas will continue a longtime Barrett-Jackson tradition
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/charity-cars-selling-for-great-causes-in-las-vegas/
Published Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 18:08:08 +0000
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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
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.
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
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. 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. 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
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.
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!
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.
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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