LOT #1575 – 1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE – SOLD! $181,500
Following the most exhilarating Super Saturday in the history of Barrett-Jackson, the 50th Anniversary celebration continued at WestWorld of Scottsdale on Sunday with a docket of amazing cars and automotive-related memorabilia.
More than 150 cars crossed the block on the ninth and final day of the record-breaking 2022 Scottsdale Auction. Muscle cars and SUVs drove sales, with seven vehicles surpassing the six-figure mark. Lot #1575, a 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible was the day’s top-selling car, commanding $181,500. Additional top vehicles were Lot #1601, 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo Custom Coupe, $132,000; Lot #1602, 1970 International Travelall Custom SUV, $110,000; #1603, 1996 Ford Bronco Custom SUV, $110,000; Lot #1607, 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Custom Hardtop, $110,000; and Lot #1610, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396, and Lot #1618, 2019 Chevrolet Corvette GS, both of which sold for $101,200.
More than two dozen sales records were set during the afternoon. Trucks and SUVs were bidder and fan favorites throughout each day of the Auction, and Sunday was no exception, with approximately two-thirds of the day’s record-breaking sales belonging to the rugged vehicles.
Sunday started with another exciting look at the past, with more than 165 authentic pieces of history getting their turn on the auction block. From tin advertising signs and artistic posters to glass gas globes, vending machines, jukeboxes, pedal cars and much more — there was something for everyone. Lot #9584, a meticulously restored Western-themed Vintage Horse Race kiddie ride galloped away with the morning’s top sale price of $63,250. Lot #9597.3, a 10-foot-long light up Porsche Automobiles light-up dealership signs, was a close second, selling for $57,500. Rounding out the top spots were Lot #9559.1, an early 1910s Le Gaulois Pneumatiques Tires automotive showroom poster, $44,850; and Lot #9598.8, a rare 1950s Red Owl Grocery Stores porcelain sign with neon, $34,500.
Our gratitude is extended to each and every bidder, consignor, sponsor, exhibitor, guest and fan who helped us celebrate our 50th Anniversary at the 2022 Scottsdale Auction. You’re the reason we’re The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions.
Enjoy our slideshow of some of the day’s best moments.
LOT #1587 – 2018 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED CUSTOM SUV – SOLD! $83,600
LOT #1592 – 1973 FORD BRONCO – SOLD! $84,700
LOT #1601.1 – 1979 PORSCHE 930 TURBO CUSTOM COUPE – SOLD! $132,000
LOT #1602 – 1970 INTERNATIONAL TRAVELALL CUSTOM SUV – SOLD! $110,000
LOT #1603 – 1966 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV – SOLD! $110,000
LOT #1605 – 1965 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP – SOLD! $95,700
LOT #1607 – 1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 CUSTOM HARDTOP – SOLD! $110,000
LOT #1610 – 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 – SOLD! $101,200
LOT #1618 – 2019 CHEVROLET CORVETTE GS – SOLD! $101,200
LOT #9597.3 – PORSCHE AUTOMOBILES SIGN – SOLD! $57,700
LOT #9598.5 – 1950S RED OWL GROCERY STORES PORCELAIN WITH NEON SIGN – SOLD! $34,500
LOT #9598.6 – 1950S DAIRY QUEEN NEON PORCELAIN SIGN – SOLD! $42,550
LOT #9559.1 – EARLY-TEENS LE GAULOIS PNEUMATIQUES TIRES POSTER – SOLD! $44,850
LOT #9584 – VINTAGE HORSE RACE KIDDIE RIDE – SOLD! $63,250
Title: SUNDAY SHINES IN SCOTTSDALE: Day 9 Brings More Record-Breaking Sales As Barrett-Jackson’s Record-Shattering 50th Anniversary Celebration Draws To A Close
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/day-9-highlights-2022-scottsdale-auction/
Published Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2022 19:16:16 +0000
Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
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.
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
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. 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. 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
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.
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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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
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.
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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