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Resorts World – unquestionably the coolest place to stay for the hottest event in town.

Craig Jackson – Chairman/Chief Executive Officer

We are ready for some electrifying auction excitement in Las Vegas! The docket is heating up with some fantastic offerings as we put the final touches on our 2022 Las Vegas event, June 30 to July 2 at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. What makes this year even more exciting is our partnership with the brand-new, high-tech Resorts World – unquestionably the coolest place to stay for the hottest event in town. Apart from the fact that Resorts World is the most-talked-about destination in Vegas right now, it’s also just a 3-minute ride in the underground Tesla Tunnel (or a 15-minute walk) to Barrett-Jackson’s entrance.

With that short of a commute, you’ll have plenty of time to get up-close looks at the great cars getting ready to cross the block, like the factory custom 2022 Chevrolet Corvette 3LT convertible VIN 001 owned by Paul Stanley, the co-founder, front man and rhythm guitarist of the iconic rock band KISS. As an extra bonus, “Starchild” is also throwing in an autographed Ibanez PS120 Paul Stanley Signature guitar with the sale.

Lot #742 – PAUL STANLEY’S FACTORY CUSTOM 2022 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE VIN 001 – NO RESERVE

Star power always plays a big role at Barrett-Jackson. Also going home with the highest bidder will be cars belonging to the popular comedian Gabriel Iglesias. Of course we’ll also have a number of cars selling for worthy causes, as well as our usual diverse selection of some of the most desirable collector vehicles to be had in one place at one time.

Our Las Vegas event will continue to build on the incredible energy Barrett-Jackson has experienced so far this year. Our history-making return to Palm Beach in April had unparalleled results, with over 675 collector vehicles all selling with No Reserve, bringing in $59.6 million, including nearly $3.8 million for charity. Automobilia was also incredible in Florida, seeing the most successful non-Scottsdale auction ever with more than 400 pieces sold for more than $1 million.

I personally want to extend my sincerest thanks to the bidders, consignors, sponsors and guests who made the 2022 Palm Beach Auction the most successful Florida auction in Barrett-Jackson’s history and for their support and friendship throughout the years. The camaraderie and support of the entire collector car community is something we truly treasure.

Craig Jackson’s 1966 Pontiac LeMans

Barrett-Jackson is proud to be part of that collector car universe and – as we often say – is comprised of people who are “car guys” through and through. That is clearly evidenced by what goes on at the company in between our auctions around the country. We’re all about meeting fellow enthusiasts, sharing ideas and advancing our love for the collector car hobby.

A perfect example of this is a project we are working on right now with The Roadster Shop. It’s pretty special to me because it began in the years leading up to getting my driver’s license in 1976. My grandmother had given me a 1966 Pontiac LeMans so naturally I began swapping out parts on it right away. Through my freshman and sophomore years of high school I changed out the 2-speed automatic for a Turbo 400 with a ’70 GTO “His and Hers” shifter, and rebuilt the 326 with a hot cam, high-compression pistons, headers and Thrush side pipes. A new paint job was also completed and when it was done, I took it – where else? – to the drive-in movies. Now, that very first daily driver of mine is being given a new lease on life as a Resto-Mod with a custom chassis from The Roadster Shop to bring it into the 21st century and to fit the new LT4 under the hood.

No. 23 DRR Palermo’s/Barrett-Jackson Chevrolet driven by Santino Ferrucci

Another “first car” moment that I am incredibly proud of is Barrett-Jackson’s recent participation in the Indianapolis 500. Having the Barrett-Jackson logo on one of the 33 cars competing in The Greatest Spectacle in Racing was a milestone moment for me. I have many fond memories of attending the Indy 500 in my teens and twenties with Tom Barrett, co-founder of Barrett-Jackson. Bringing that full-circle was truly exciting.

I look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming Las Vegas Auction and perhaps swapping stories with you about your first cars!

—  Craig Jackson

An avid car collector, award-winning restorer and racing enthusiast. With Craig at the helm, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company is celebrating over 50 successful years in the collector car hobby.

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Title: STARTING UP THE SUMMER: Craig Jackson’s View From The Block
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Published Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2022 22:03:05 +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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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

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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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By: Simon Bertram
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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