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Written by independent automotive journalist David Neyens

This 1972 Ford F-100 nicknamed “El Diablo” is crossing the block with No Reserve at our 2022 Scottsdale Auction


Appropriately named “El Diablo” in recognition of its all-red livery, this impeccably customized 1972 Ford F-100 is now a far cry from its working days as a rough hauler for the original owner, who gifted the pickup to the consignor around 2014. A simple restoration with some modern upgrades was initially planned, but soon the project completely morphed into a top-level, show-quality effort, with the pickup completely reimagined on every possible level.

Visually stunning in its high-gloss, custom-mixed PPG Diablo Red exterior finish and body prep by Charlie Cutts, El Diablo features a wide array of body modifications by Willie Davis, most of which are only fully apparent to viewers upon closer inspection. While already very attractive in stock form, the F-100’s body proportions were subtly improved with the front clip narrowed two inches to line up perfectly with the hood, while the front of the cargo bed was widened by one inch to align with the cab. Other fine tweaks include the artful custom-fabricated heat extractors formed into the hood and flowing through the engine compartment, the auto-lift bed center with hydraulic struts, the neatly tucked-in front and rear bumpers, shaved side-marker lights, welded body seams, and custom tailgate with flat center panel and lettering. Flush-mount glass adds a decidedly modern appearance and improved aerodynamics. Hand-fabricated satin aluminum side trim by Mike Blackwelder carries a virtual factory look with a distinctive and handsome finish.

The red leather interior is a custom work of art in its own right, handcrafted by Recovery Room Upholstery to create a striking cockpit while offering undeniable comfort and convenience throughout. The custom seat was created using bucket seat lowers and a bench-type rear section, with the custom floor console built into the center of the bucket lower seat section, creating a seamless effect when adjusting the seat. Adorned by custom billet trim, the console neatly cradles the controls for the Vintage Air air conditioning and heater system, plus the Lokar billet floor shifter. A leather-wrapped billet steering wheel on a tilt column greets the driver and the fully customized dash was smoothed for a super-clean look and includes custom trim with a frenched-in early ’50s style gauge cluster. Custom door panels were crafted using perforated upholstery, power window lifts, and Mustang-themed components including the door release levers.

In keeping with this pickup’s wicked character, El Diablo is powered by a 5.0-liter Coyote engine topped with a Whipple supercharger and mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission for an amazing driving experience. The engine bay and entire underside are entirely consistent with the rest of the vehicle in terms of appearance and fit and finish, being fully customized to impeccable quality. The chassis and frame were hand-fabricated and finished in Satin Red with silver details, incorporating a Currie 9-inch rear end, 4-link rear suspension, a 4-wheel Airlift custom air ride system with remotely mounted compressors and console-mounted controller, and Heidt’s front suspension components. Upgraded power-assisted Wilwood disc brakes, custom El Diablo machined calipers, lower fender-mounted exhaust outlets, and gorgeous Intro Vista wheels wrapped with Pirelli tires finish off this formidable F-100.

The subject of three magazine cover shoots and at least five feature articles since completion, El Diablo is a popular and high-ranking custom machine in show competition. Chosen as a Truck of the Year finalist at the Goodguys 2021 Spring Lone Star Nationals, El Diablo also joined the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Cup Top 5 and won the 2021 Lone Star Throw Down. In short, El Diablo is surely one of the best “Bump Side” Ford trucks ever built – and its show career has only just begun.

To register to bid at the 2022 Scottsdale Auction – a celebration of 50 years of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions – click HERE. To sell your vehicle at Barrett-Jackson’s flagship auction in January, click HERETickets and VIP packages are also now on sale.

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Title: RED HOT: This Is One Devil Of A Truck Selling With No Reserve At The Scottsdale Auction
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MansBrand Unveils New Automotive Racing Section to Enhance Platform for Motor Enthusiasts

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MansBrand has announced they’re expanding their platform to include a dedicated section on automotive racing. This new area complements their existing content in men’s fashion, health, outdoor adventures, and grooming. The expanded platform aims to offer more comprehensive information and resources for automotive enthusiasts alongside its current categories.

MansBrand is known for offering a wide range of services and products for men. They provide fashion advice and trends to help men stay stylish, health news that covers physical and mental well-being, guidance for outdoor activities, and information on motor vehicles. The new automotive racing section will feature various aspects of the sport, including expert advice, product reviews, and the latest racing news.

This automotive racing section will give readers detailed comparisons and reviews of cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles. It will also include maintenance tips, safety advice, and recommendations on essential motor-related products and accessories. Readers can access comprehensive guides on the gear and equipment needed for both beginners and experienced racers.

Willis from MansBrand commented on the new addition: “Our new automotive racing section is a natural extension of what we already offer on the platform. We’ve observed that many of our users have a keen interest in motor vehicles and racing. By adding this section, we aim to meet the interests of our audience and provide them with valuable content and resources. We’re still focused on our core areas like fashion, health, and outdoor activities but now can offer more for those passionate about motorsports.”

MansBrand has always emphasized community interaction and engagement. The site features blogs where users can share experiences and tips on various topics, from fashion trends to essential grooming products. The new automotive racing section will follow the same approach, encouraging readers to discuss racing strategies, share personal experiences, and offer advice through blog posts and community forums.

The updated platform remains easy to navigate. It includes advanced search options and logically organized categories. Each product or piece of content comes with high-resolution images and detailed descriptions to help visitors make informed decisions about their style, health, outdoor activities, and now, automotive racing pursuits.

Adding automotive racing content doesn’t take away from MansBrand’s commitment to fashion. The site continues to offer a wide range of Mens Fashion items, including shirts, jeans, suits, jackets, and more. By keeping up with the latest trends, MansBrand ensures its users always have access to the best fashion advice. The platform regularly updates current trends and remains a go-to hub for all things related to men’s fashion.

In the health section, MansBrand provides information on various topics, including prostate health, heart disease, and mental well-being. It offers tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, provides resources for further research and treatment options, and promotes regular health check-ups and preventative care.

The outdoor and adventure category offers advice on hiking, camping, and other activities. It also includes product reviews and recommendations for outdoor gear and equipment, helping men enjoy their outdoor experiences to the fullest.

Willis further noted: “We’re excited about the positive feedback we’ve received from our users. They’ve found valuable insights and products across all sections of the site. The automotive racing section is something that many of our users were looking forward to, and it fits perfectly within our diverse range of offerings. We believe it will inspire more men to explore and engage with us.”

MansBrand is committed to continuous improvement and actively seeks and incorporates customer feedback. They aim to be a comprehensive hub for men looking to enhance various aspects of their lives, whether it’s through fashion, health advice, grooming tips, or now, automotive racing content.

By expanding their offerings, MansBrand hopes to encourage a proactive exchange of ideas and experiences. They aim to inspire men to embrace new fashion challenges, refine their style, and discover passions in automotive racing, outdoor adventure, and health-conscious living. The platform invites men from all walks of life to join its growing online community.

For a comprehensive experience, the Mens Fashion Website  also includes features that are easy to navigate. From advanced search capabilities to logically organized categories, every item is accompanied by high-resolution images and detailed descriptions.

For more details on the new automotive racing section and other categories, visit the official site.

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2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview

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The 29th annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, will bring a full day of free family fun to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 16. This year’s Father’s Day car show will feature 100 rare and iconic vehicles, great food and plenty of entertainment. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, which will take place between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is one of the area’s most beloved annual events. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see on California’s most iconic street:

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This year’s event will host a special celebration of hypercars, supercars, race cars, classics and custom-built showstoppers. Provided by exclusive private collections, passionate car enthusiasts and even some of the world’s most recognized manufacturers, this has become one of the country’s preeminent luxury car shows.


Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose and renowned car buff Jay Leno will present trophies to 12 award-winning entrants—from “Most Elegant” to “Best in Show”—on the main stage starting at noon.

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: 2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview
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Published Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 17:10:18 +0000

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Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more

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The latest café racers, flat trackers, and electric scooters.
We kick things off with a feel-good story of a botched Ducati 996 custom job, rescued by a talented garage builder. Then we look at a dazzling Yamaha SR500 flat tracker from 20-year-old Moritz Bree, a dustbin-faired Honda Dax from K-Speed, and a BMW CE 04 scooter from Deus ex Machina.

Ducati 996 café racer by Jaron Hall
Ducati 996 by Jaron Hall Most people would balk at the idea of customizing a Ducati 996, but Utah-based garage builder Jaron Hall’s work on this 996 is nothing short of noble. That’s because when Jaron got his hands on the 996, it was in dire need of saving.

The Ducati’s previous owner had tried to turn it into a scrambler, so it came to Jaron with no fairings, a hacked subframe, and a smorgasbord of sketchy parts. Working after hours (he has a marketing day job), and taking on the entire build solo, Jaron turned the mongrel 996 into a high-class Italian café racer.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more
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