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On June 19, 2022, the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance will return to Beverly Hills to celebrate their 27th year as the premiere event for Father’s Day in Southern California. It is a free car show that will give visitors and residents the chance to see up close some of the most prestigious vehicles in the world. Set against a backdrop of luxurious designer boutiques which will be positioned in the most famous street in the city. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is the featured class for this year.

There will be two main events in this year’s Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance. The first is a moving car rally that the Beverly Hills Police will escort through the city streets, the second is a stationary concours-style show situated in Rodeo Drive.

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9:30am will be the start of the rally and it will showcase fifty of the finest, fastest, and most unique automobiles in the world. These fifty will then join the other similarly impressive vehicles that are displayed on Rodeo Drive.

For those who will be attending, do note that if you want to secure the best spot for you and your group, the best viewing area for the rally will be along Beverly Drive between Wilshire Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard. Only registered vehicles will be allowed to participate in the tour. The public, however, are welcome to watch from the sidewalks or from the cars.

Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer stated, “With the success of the 2021 Beverly Hills Tour d’Elegance, we knew we had to incorporate a moving show into this year’s Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance. We also return to Rodeo Drive for our traditional Concours for the first time since 2019. That means spectators will be able to see and hear the cars in motion before getting an up-close look at each of the wonderful machines on the world’s most famous street. We’re thrilled to be back.”

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Rolls-Royce is a marque with a very rich history, and as a featured class for 2022, they will be showcasing more than a dozen of their finest models that they have produced from their more than 100-year history of automotive craftsmanship. They will be displaying pre-war coach-built automobiles like the legendary 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Jonckheere Coupe, as well as more modern examples like the Ghost and Phantom provided by O’Gara Coach.

“The Father’s Day Concours d’Elegance is my favorite way to kick off summer in Beverly Hills. The incredible car rally through the beautiful streets of Beverly Hills and car show on Rodeo Drive is a community tradition and, now more than ever, we are ready to celebrate together!” Mayor Lili Bosse shared.

Rodeo Drive Committee President Kathy Gohari added, “The annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance is a spectacular event for all that brings together luxury, fashion and a car culture that is unique to Rodeo Drive. After a two-year pause, we welcome fathers, families and car lovers back to the street to enjoy a celebration of the finest cars in the world.”

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It has been 27 years since the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance was conceptualized inside Beverly Hills High School. Since then, it has grown into one of the most awaited events of the year. It has since become a Father’s Day tradition for a lot of Angelenos as it offers activities for both car lovers and their families.

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By: Reggie
Title: Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Is Back
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/rodeo-drive-concours-delegance-is-back/
Published Date: Wed, 25 May 2022 17:36:11 +0000

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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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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 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

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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.

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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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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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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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