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A collection of valuable vintage Ferraris will be in attendance at the 2021 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival. In the Gathering of the Greats – Ferrari Edition, they will be featuring a lot of rare Ferraris that have seldom been on public display.

Ferrari S.p.A. is an Italian sports and race car company that built their first Ferrari branded car in 1947. In 2022, they will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary. As part of the celebration, Chattanooga Motorcar Festival have curated iconic Ferrari GT and race cars to impress and delight spectators of the 2021 event.

Ferrari of Atlanta has joined the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival this year as the Official Ferrari Dealership of the event. Ferrari of Atlanta General Manager Will Campbell stated, “We are so excited to partner with the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival for the first time this year, and plan on showcasing some of our newest, most revolutionary Prancing Horses and race cars that are rarely seen up close. We look forward to sharing our passion and enthusiasm with everyone involved in this fantastic event, and we will be counting down the days until October.”

“It’s difficult to underestimate the influence Ferrari has had on the automobile world. The Gathering’s display will allow spectators to see examples of famous Ferraris that they will talk about the rest of their lives,” shared Ferrari Festival host Steve Ahlgrim shared.

There will be 14 Ferraris on display, and it will include legends like the 1948 Ferrari 166 Spider Corsa, a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4S NART Spider, a 1954 Ferrari 250 Monza, and a 1985 288 GTO.

1948 Ferari 166 Spider Corsa

1948 Ferari 166 Spider Corsa
1948 Ferari 166 Spider Corsa

1948 Ferrari 166 Spider Corsa

Where it all started. The Ferrari 166s were one of the first Ferraris made. The 166 that will be displayed in The Gathering is the very first Ferrari race car imported to the United States.

1954 Ferrari 250 Monza

1954 Ferrari 250 Monza
1954 Ferrari 250 Monza

1954 Ferrari 250 Monza

This 250 Monza has singlehandedly scored 100 points. It embodies the golden era of Ferraris. It is a purpose-built Ferrari race car that was regularly seen in European Sports Car races.

Ferrari 275 GTB/4S NART Spider

Ferrari 275 GTB/4S NART Spider
Ferrari 275 GTB/4S NART Spider

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4S NART Spider

The 275 GTB/4S NART Spider is an extremely rare 12-cylinder-powered convertible. It has the perfect combination of gorgeous aesthetics, powerful engine, and extreme exclusivity. Only 10 units were ever made so it will be a real treat to see this gorgeous prancing horse in person.

1985 Ferrari 288 GTO

1985 Ferrari 288 GTO
1985 Ferrari 288 GTO

1985 Ferrari 288 GTO

The 288 GTO is arguably one of the most beautiful Ferraris ever. It introduced the new era of Ferrari Supercars. The 288 GTO has a lightweight

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By: Reggie Sison
Title: Rare Ferraris Featured on Chattanooga Motorcar Festival 2021
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Published Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 05:58:29 +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
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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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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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Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
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