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The sun was shining as the gates opened for Day Two of the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld. Sunday was Preview Day, and bidders and car enthusiasts filled the vast auction site, eager to view the world-class collector vehicles and eye-catching automobilia that will begin crossing the famous Auction Block on Monday, January 24.

Guests took advantage of the warm weather to explore the acres of outdoor tents and indoor pavilions filled with everything from hot rods to muscle cars and supercars to future classics. Everyone had their favorite — from award-winning Resto-Mods to exotic sports cars, candy-colored Volkswagen microbuses and the 1976 AMC Pacer that played a pivotal role in the early ’90s iconic comedy “Wayne’s World.”

In addition to the many exciting vehicles, the Barrett-Jackson experience offers countless activities for all members of the family. Pennzoil STEMFest powered by Arizona SciTech Institute continued for a second day, introducing young minds to the myriad fields of science and technology — and perhaps developing the next great car engineer or designer. The Product Showcase Stage opened with the first of many compelling presentations throughout the week by automotive experts. Shopping was also on the schedule, as hundreds of exhibitors and sponsors showcased everything from clothes and car products to home furnishings and custom artwork. Those seeking a burst of adrenaline took a spin around the Barrett-Jackson Performance Track with the Dodge and Toyota Thrill Rides, enjoyed an all-terrain adventure with the RAM Off-Road Experience or checked out the BMX Team exhibitions, sponsored by Monster.

Barrett-Jackson is also a sought-after destination for hundreds of media professional from around the world, and this weekend, two lucky youngsters had the chance to sit down with Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson for brief interviews. Junior reporters Mason Moser and Thomas Evans, both from Greater Phoenix, were able to get Craig’s unique perspective on the auction.

As the sun set, the festivities kicked into high gear with the Opening Night Gala, an annual event that signifies the beginning of Barrett-Jackson’s auction week. Stay tuned to Barrett-Jackson.com and all of our social media channels for more coverage of this surprise-filled event.

 

Enjoy this gallery of the sunny Sunday goings-on at the 50th anniversary of the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction! You can join in on the fun — general admission tickets and bidder registration are still available at Barrett-Jackson.com

 

The RAM Off-Road Experience showcases the trail-conquering abilities of the RAM 1500 TRX pickup.

Catching some air at the RAM Off-Road Experience.

RAM Off-Road rides continued throughout the day.

The Automobilia Display is always popular with viewers.

Vintage Automobilia begins crossing the Auction Block on Monday, January 24.

A Corvette collector in the making.

A couple admire the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing.

Capturing the moment.

Supercars on display before they cross the block.

Spectators check out movie memorabilia in our vast Exhibitor Showcase.

The colorful 32-inch floater wheels of this custom 2010 Chevrolet Camaro excite even the youngest of visitors.

The Bayou Bandits brought their Southern rock to Billy’s Tequila Oasis live music stage.

One of the auction’s more unique vehicles is the 1976 Chevrolet Vega Wagon “Muffler Car.”

Guests line up for a spin in a Challenger SRT at the Dodge Thrill Rides.

The Dodge and Toyota Thrill Rides gives speed enthusiasts an experience like no other.

Warm temperatures and sunny skies brought out the fans at the Toyota Thrill Rides.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: SUNDAY STYLE AT BARRETT-JACKSON: Day 2 at the 50th Anniversary Celebration Opens With Bidder Preview Day
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/sunday-style-at-barrett-jackson-day-2-at-the-50th-anniversary-celebration-opens-with-bidder-preview-day/
Published Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:51 +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
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!

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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
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