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Due to its successful history in competition, rarity, and undeniable gorgeous design, the Ferrari 250 GTO has become the crown jewel in any car collection. Any car enthusiast will be thrilled to see one up close, and in this year’s Salon Privé Week, they will showcase two of these legendary machines at the Blenheim Palace.

In 1962, Ferrari introduced the GTO achieving the pinnacle of success in the development of the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta series which started back in 1956 and has laid down the foundation of what will become a Ferrari legend. The motorsport’s GT class was completely dominated by the 250 GT Berlinettas and they were quite successful in the very challenging Tour de France, claiming victory in the event for nine years in a row.

After the success of the 250 GT Short Wheelbase, Giotto Bizzarrini oversaw the development of the GTO in Ferrari’s Gestione Sportiva. after the infamous ‘Palace Coup’ in the latter parts of 1961, he left Maranello. The young Mauro Forghieri was then tasked to finish the gargantuan task. The chassis was still based on the Short Wheelbase, but they did have a lot of upgrades like the all-new Scaglietti bodywork, a dry-sump lubrication, five-speed gearbox, and six carburetors for the latest Giocchino Colombo-designed V12 engine.

Ferrari 250 GTO

Ferrari 250 GTO

They came out with a beautifully engineered car that dominated everything it entered be it road-rallies or hillclimbs, circuit racing or endurance events. In 1962, the International Championship for GT Manufacturers was considered to be the World Sportscar Championship, and in this the GTO dominated. It recorded a maximum score and easily swept aside its Aston Martin and Jaguar rivals. It repeated its performance in 1963, and despite the fierce fight that Carroll Shelby and his Daytona Cobra put up, the GTO still came out victorious.

The two GTOs that the Salon Privé Week will be featuring have exceptional histories. Chassis number 3767GT was owned by renowned British privateer David Piper. It was the first of two GTOs he would own, and it had a unique green finish. In August 1962, it made its debut at the Brands Hatch. A month after, Piper and his friend Dan Margulies brought it to Tour de France and won fourth place.

In November of the same year, Piper made his first trip to South Africa bringing the 3767GT where he claimed victory at the Kyalami Nine Hours. He also got third place in the Angola Grand Prix. In early 1963, the GTO was shipped to the US. He then drove it to Florida from New York and subsequently raced it at Daytona and Sebring.

Ferrari 250 GTO

Ferrari 250 GTO

It was acquired by Ed Cantrell who continued to use 3767GT from 1963 to 1964 then sold it to Tom Fleming and it was then that the GTO retired from its period competition career.

Chassis 4399GT will be joining 3767GT at Salon Privé. It was sold new to the renowned Maranello Concessionaires equipe of Colonel Ronnie Hoare in 1963. With Mike Parkes at the wheel, it claimed victory in its first two races at Goodwood and Silverstone. In August 1963 the reigning Formula One World Champion Graham Hill drove it to victory in the Tourist Trophy.

Before the 1964 season, 4399GT was one of only four existing GTOs that was able to get the revised bodywork that Ferrari developed. Three more GTOs were built new with the 1964 bodywork. Though its shaped changed, its form definitely did not. Graham Hill again drove the 4399GT to victory at Goodwood and Silverstone. Mike Parkes also claimed victory with it in the Spa 500km. At the Le Mans 24 Hours, Innes Ireland and Tony Maggs got sixth overall and second in class.

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Title: Salon Privé Welcomes Legendary Ferrari 250 GTOs at Blenheim Palace
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Published Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2021 02:06:56 +0000

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2023 Honda SCL500 Review With Riding Videos

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We take a spin on American Honda’s new-for-2023 SCL500 scrambler.

The SCL500 wears fork gaiter boots that give a scrambler aesthetic.

The 471cc parallel twin is smooth and easy to command. It pumps out nearly 40 horsepower at the rear tire.

Despite its engine size (and price) the SCL500 is a real, full-size motorcycle that will fit a range of riders both big and small.

The styling certainly isn’t our favorite but we value the upswept muffler and ribbed seat.

In typical Honda fashion, the exhaust note is muted and does a great job of not attracting unwanted attention.

The SCL500 is an easy-riding bike that offers above-average handling capability on curvy tarmac.

The cockpit of the SCL500 is cozy and accommodating for large and small riders alike.

Twin shocks with over 5 inches of suspension travel and a long wheelbase afford a cozy ride over bumpy road surfaces.

Instrumentation is simple and effective. It can be difficult to read in direct sunlight however.

Riders seeking a quality, full-size scrambler-type motorcycle (for light off-roading) will value the 2023 SCL500.

In typical Honda fashion, the saddle is comfy and there is room for a passenger.

It isn’t necessarily a “looker” but if value, quality, and ease of use are on your list of “wants” the SCL500 delivers.

New for the 2023 model year is American Honda’s 2023 SCL500. This is a new scrambler-style streetbike. This new motorcycle is based on the underpinnings of its ultrapopular Rebel 500 cruiser and is priced at $6,799 so it represents good value in the class versus bikes similar to Royal Enfield’s Scram 411.

The SCL500 is powered by Honda’s tried-and-true 471cc parallel-twin engine. It features an eight-valve cylinder head, dual overhead cam, water-cooling, and fuel injection. This nets around 43 ponies and 30 lb.-ft. torque at the business and at the Dunlop Trailmax 17-inch tire.

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By: Adam Waheed
Title: 2023 Honda SCL500 Review With Riding Videos
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/reviews/honda-scl500-review-with-riding-videos/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2023 23:56:56 +0000

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Picks from Bonhams 2023 Autumn Stafford Sale

We say it time and time again, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a more impressive assortment of rare motorcycles and parts than at Bonhams’ Stafford sale—made even more exciting by the fact that they’re for sale. Beyond the irreplaceable competition cycles from Europe’s most storied marques, you’ll find an assortment of rare project bikes, vintage race gear and incredibly rare parts. Where else would you shop for a Scott fuel tank, a frame section from a Vincent Black Shadow or forks from a four-cylinder Henderson?

Bonhams’ 2023 Autumn Stafford Sale takes place October 14-15 at the Staffordshire County Showground in the U.K., with 480 lots going to the highest bidder. Picking favorites is tough among such company, but here are just a few of the classic bikes that caught our attention.

1979 Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica
1979 Ducati 864 cc Mike Hailwood Replica Mike Hailwood is without a doubt one of the most talented and grittiest riders in the history of motorcycle road racing. Dubbed ‘Mike the Bike’ for his ability to podium on a machine of just about any capacity, Hailwood’s record is highlighted by 76 Grand Prix victories, 14 Isle of Man TT wins and four consecutive world championships—not to mention a third place ride in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a GT40.

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By: Dean Larson
Title: EXIF Picks: Classic Iron from Bonhams’ 2023 Autumn Stafford Sale
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/bonhams-2023-autumn-stafford-sale
Published Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2023 17:00:55 +0000

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We take a spin on American Honda’s new-for-2023 SCL500 scrambler.
We take a spin on American Honda’s new-for-2023 SCL500 scrambler. (Drew Ruiz/)
The SCL500 wears fork gaiter boots that give a scrambler aesthetic.
The SCL500 wears fork gaiter boots that give a scrambler aesthetic. (Drew Ruiz/)
The 471cc parallel twin is smooth and easy to command. It pumps out nearly 40 horsepower at the rear tire.
The 471cc parallel twin is smooth and easy to command. It pumps out nearly 40 horsepower at the rear tire. (Drew Ruiz/)
Despite its engine size (and price) the SCL500 is a real, full-size motorcycle that will fit a range of riders both big and small.
Despite its engine size (and price) the SCL500 is a real, full-size motorcycle that will fit a range of riders both big and small. (Drew Ruiz/)
The styling certainly isn’t our favorite but we value the upswept muffler and ribbed seat.
The styling certainly isn’t our favorite but we value the upswept muffler and ribbed seat. (Drew Ruiz/)
In typical Honda fashion, the exhaust note is muted and does a great job of not attracting unwanted attention.
In typical Honda fashion, the exhaust note is muted and does a great job of not attracting unwanted attention. (Drew Ruiz/)
The SCL500 is an easy-riding bike that offers above-average handling capability on curvy tarmac.
The SCL500 is an easy-riding bike that offers above-average handling capability on curvy tarmac. (Drew Ruiz/)
The cockpit of the SCL500 is cozy and accommodating for large and small riders alike.
The cockpit of the SCL500 is cozy and accommodating for large and small riders alike. (Drew Ruiz/)
Twin shocks with over 5 inches of suspension travel and a long wheelbase afford a cozy ride over bumpy road surfaces.
Twin shocks with over 5 inches of suspension travel and a long wheelbase afford a cozy ride over bumpy road surfaces. (Drew Ruiz/)
Instrumentation is simple and effective. It can be difficult to read in direct sunlight however.
Instrumentation is simple and effective. It can be difficult to read in direct sunlight however. (Drew Ruiz/)
Riders seeking a quality, full-size scrambler-type motorcycle (for light off-roading) will value the 2023 SCL500.
Riders seeking a quality, full-size scrambler-type motorcycle (for light off-roading) will value the 2023 SCL500. (Drew Ruiz/)
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Published Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2023 23:47:11 +0000

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