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LOT # 3008 – 2022 KARMA GS-6 EV “305 EDITION” – SOLD TO BENEFIT SELFLESS LOVE FOUNDATION AND THE SLAM FOUNDATION – $700,000

 

There’s a reason Saturday is Super! From the moment gates opened on Day 8 of Barrett-Jackson’s 50th Anniversary celebration, tens of thousands of fans were treated to one of the greatest events in the automotive world — and there was no shortage of supercharged thrills and amazing automobiles!

The adrenaline-fueled action reached a fever pitch as fierce bidding pushed the sale of Lot #3009, the first retail production 70th anniversary edition of the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette, VIN 001, to $3.7 million — all for a great cause, with 100% of the hammer price benefiting Operation Homefront. In an especially generous gesture, Michelle Mauzy, noted philanthropist and longtime member of the Barrett-Jackson family, donated an additional $100,000 to the nonprofit. Joining Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson on the block to introduce the vehicle was Brigadier General (Ret.) John Pray, president and CEO of Operation Homefront, which helps military families with housing, financial education and more.

An unparalleled docket of custom Resto-Mods, celebrity-owned muscle cars and rare and first-edition supercars crossed the world-famous block on Saturday. Lot #1389, a 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition with fewer than 20 actual miles, was the first vehicle to hit —and surpass —the million-dollar mark, selling for $1.65 million.

Sales continued to reach for the stars, with nine additional showstoppers joining the million-dollar club. Rounding out the Top 10 were Lot #1398, 2004 Porsche Carrera GT, $1.98 million; Lot #1415, 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, $1.87 million; Lot #1405, 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, $1.815 million; Lot #1413, 2014 McLaren P1, $1.705 million; $1.65 million; Lot #1419.1, 2019 McLaren Senna, $1,512,500; Lot #1417, 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition, $1.43 million; Lot #1399, 2020 Ford GT Carbon Series, $1.375 million; Lot #1413.1, 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6X6 Brabus B63S 700, $1.21 million; and Lot #1397, 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX 3356, $1.21 million.

In addition to record-breaking sales, a highlight of the day was a high-energy appearance on the block by internationally renowned Grammy Award-winning musician, producer and NASCAR racing team owner Pitbull. Mr. Worldwide stopped by to auction off a 2022 Karma GS-6 EV “305 Edition” (Lot #3008). Customized exclusively for the artist by California-based Karma Automotive, the sleek black luxury sedan sold for $500,000, with 100% of the funds benefiting the Selfless Love and SLAM! foundations, both of which aid children, and will help in the construction of a SLAM K-5 charter school in Mesa, AZ. Mrs. Mauzy also donated an additional $100,000 to each of the charities, bringing the total to $700,000.

Also selling for a good cause was Lot #3007, a 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone Hybrid Crewmax pickup VIN 001. The entire $700,000 sale price benefits the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund. And, to encourage bidding on Lot #1403, a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Split-Window coupe, Barrett-Jackson friends Greg and Jen Holmes joined Craig on the block and announced that they would match the vehicle’s sale price with an additional $500,000, with all funds going to the Jackson Family Foundation to benefit DrivenHearts. Founded by Barrett-Jackson’s Vice President of Brand Strategy Carolyn Jackson, DrivenHearts has raised millions of dollars and incredible awareness for the American Heart Association.

The Collector Car Auction started with the announcement of the Barrett-Jackson Cup winners. Nearly 50 incredible custom vehicles were hand-selected by members of the Barrett-Jackson team, the Top 5 finalists were chosen by hot rod builder Bobby Alloway and automobile designer and builder Troy Trepanier, and Barrett-Jackson on-air talent Rick DeBruhl announced the winners. The 1963½ Ford Galaxie, built and owned by Jason Graham Hot Rods from Portland, TN, received the People’s Choice Award, which was chosen by thousands of Barrett-Jackson and custom car fans, who voted online at BarrettJacksonCup.com. Taking the coveted prestigious Ultimate Best in Show Award — and a $20,000 prize — was a 1936 Ford Roadster, built by Pinkee’s Rod Shop in Windsor, CO, and owned by Bob Johnson of Gainesville, GA.

The Automobilia Auction fueled the day’s excitement and prepped the audience for the spirited bidding to come with hard-to-find pristine, colorful gas pumps, kiddie rides, marketing memorabilia and eye-catching neon signs.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: SUPER SATURDAY SHATTERS RECORDS: The Day’s Auction Sees More Than $94 Million in Sales, Including A $3.7 Million Charity Sale And 10 Million-Dollar-Plus Vehicles Sold Within An Hour — Plus Music Icon Pitbull Rocked The Stage
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/day-8-highlights-2022-scottsdale-auction/
Published Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2022 20:55:36 +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
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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