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Written by Eric Becker

 

Texas-sized horsepower lies under the hood of the custom Hennessey Edition ZL1 Camaro known as “The Resurrection,” which is one of two Hennessy Edition Camaros heading to the Houston Auction with No Reserve.

 

“The Exorcist” – designed by the Hennessey team to exorcise any demon.

Style, noise and a whole lot of go – that’s what this Camaro duo headed to Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural Houston Auction with No Reserve are all about. These are machines built to satisfy the needs of any horsepower fiend; cars that offer no reservations, only experiences. Welcome to Texas, home of Hennessey Performance, purveyors of speed and creators of “The Exorcist” and “The Resurrection.” These two vehicles are here to exorcise any demon, be they on road or track.

The very name “The Exorcist” is designed to poke fun and rouse the ire of Dodge’s quarter-mile-mauling 840-horsepower Demon. After all, the job of The Exorcist is to vanquish the Demon – and vanquish it shall, with horsepower in the four-digit range and enough torque to twist the very earth beneath you as you cry hellfire and let slip the dogs of war.

A peek under the hood of The Exorcist.

Hennessey took the standard, already quite quick Camaro ZL1 and properly upped the ante. In standard trim, the ZL1’s 6.2-liter LT4 V8 produces 650 supercharged horses. Hennessey, compelled by the power of forced induction, increases output by an additional 350 horsepower, for a dyno proven result of 1,000 horsepower and 883 ft/lbs of torque.

Key to all that power are a number of specially engineered components that include a high-flow supercharger, ported cylinder heads, upgraded pushrods and lifters, as well as a new camshaft, new stainless-steel long-tube headers, a new high-flow air intake and Hennessey engine management calibration. Press the start button and the engine fires to life with a menacing growl, letting you know you’re in something serious.

The Exorcist boasts performance that will truly make heads turn. Hennessey claims a 0-60 time of 2.1 seconds and a tear down the quarter-mile in 9.57 seconds at 147 mph. But this Camaro does not rest; it continues its frontal assault all the way to a top speed of 217 mph. Horsepower really is a wonderful thing. The Exorcist is a 2019 example finished in Riverside Blue with black stripes and a black leather interior. Fitted with a 6-speed manual transmission, this example is #46 of 100 Exorcist Camaros made and, as of this writing, features just 467 miles.

But the story doesn’t end there. For the true speed junkies among you, may we present an even faster alternative: “The Resurrection,” Hennessey’s idea of the perfect evolution of The Exorcist.

“The Resurrection” – an even faster alternative to “The Exorcist.”

As if the head-spinning performance of The Exorcist wasn’t enough, Hennessey wanted to push the envelope even further. The Resurrection offered bears serial #01 of 24 Resurrection Camaros built and is a terrifyingly fast monster. Beginning life as a 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE – the fastest version of the fastest Camaro – Hennessey removed the standard 650-horsepower LT4 V8 and replaced it with the 755hp LT5 engine from the Corvette ZR1. The 6.2-liter supercharged LT5 engine was then completely rebuilt with upgrades similar to those found in The Exorcist, but the end result is 1,200 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 1,000 ft/lbs of torque. The Resurrection inhales via a Hennessey engineered high-flow air-induction system that feeds a reworked version of the factory 2.65-liter supercharger. The ported cylinder heads house a reworked valvetrain, and a custom-ground Hennessey camshaft gives the V8 a sinister sound at idle.

Speaking of sound, The Resurrection bellows thanks to a set of stainless-steel long-tube headers and mid-pipes, as well as high-flow catalytic converters. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a heavily upgraded 10-speed automatic transmission. The end result is a mind-numbing sprint through the quarter-mile in an incredible 9.3 seconds at 150 mph and a top speed in excess of 220 mph. Finished in Summit White with black stripes over a black leather interior, The Resurrection presents with just 737 miles as of this writing and is sure to be among the most powerful cars in attendance at the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Houston Auction.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: TEXAS HORSEPOWER: Two Hennessey Camaros at No Reserve
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/2019-chevrolet-camaro-zl1-hennessey-edition-exorcist-resurrection-for-sale-no-reserve-2021-houston-auction/
Published Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 17:33:04 +0000

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Rare Motorcycle Sold for Nearly a Quarter Million Dollars

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For the past 33 years, Las Vegas has become home to motorcycle’s high rollers, collectors, and enthusiasts who swarm the city for Mecum Auctions’ annual January sale. This year’s event had a reported 2,000 motorcycles up for grabs, from turn-of-the-century machines to modern-day racers. By the time the last motorcycle rolled across the stage of the four-day event, these five rose to the top for highest prices paid. Since there was a tie between fourth and fifth place, we included the sixth-place finisher as well, this 1994 Harley-Davidson VR1000 and its $129,250 selling price worthy of an honorable mention.

A 1928 Indian Ace, with its heralded inline-four engine, earned top honors after selling for $220,000 at the 2024 Las Vegas Mecum Auction.
A 1928 Indian Ace, with its heralded inline-four engine, earned top honors after selling for $220,000 at the 2024 Las Vegas Mecum Auction. (Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions and Bryan Harley/)

1. 1928 Indian Ace | $220,000

Every OEM has a marquee model that exemplifies the company’s very best. While Indian Motorcycle has manufactured heralded Scouts and Chiefs, the elegant Indian Four deserves a spot among the finest machines ever produced by Hendee and Hedstrom.

This restored beauty comes from Wayne Kruty’s private collection. Kruty did a comprehensive restoration in 2014, including having the engine and transmission rebuilt by Davies Antique Motors. The 1,265cc inline four-cylinder engine has overhead inlet valves and side exhaust valves and puts out about 30 hp. This one features a leading-link fork and frame, something only found on the first-year Indian Ace models. Draped in classic red paint highlighted by crisp gold script, the motorcycle exudes power and grace.

One of the motorcycle’s strongest selling points, the beautiful inline-four, is a descendant of the 1911 Henderson. The Henderson brothers, Thomas and William, were well known for the American four-cylinder motorcycle engine they engineered. They sold their company to Schwinn bicycles, who also produced Excelsior motorcycles, in 1917. William Henderson then embarked on a new venture, founding the Ace Motor Company in 1919, which was subsequently purchased by Indian in 1927. Production was moved to Indian’s factory in Springfield, Massachusetts, where it rolled out the first 1927 Indian Ace. The next year it dropped the name Ace but continued to produce inline-four motorcycles. This Indian was the Ace in the hole at Mecum’s 2024 Las Vegas auction, winning the jackpot for highest selling motorcycle at $220,000.

With a beautiful dustbin fairing hand-fabricated by an Italian legend and an engine with a GP pedigree, this 1957 Mondial 250 Bialbero Grand Prix Racer is truly one of a kind.
With a beautiful dustbin fairing hand-fabricated by an Italian legend and an engine with a GP pedigree, this 1957 Mondial 250 Bialbero Grand Prix Racer is truly one of a kind. (Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions and Bryan Harley/)

2. 1957 Mondial 250 Bialbero Grand Prix Racer | $165,000

Mondial was a boutique motorcycle manufacturer from Bologna, Italy, that specialized in squeezing the highest performance possible out of motorcycles with relatively small engines. Produced between 1948 and 1979, the brand cut its teeth in Grand Prix racing and won five world championships in its heyday. During that tenure, only approximately seven Mondial 250 Bialbero Grand Prix racers were built by the factory. This survivor is the result of a 10-year labor of love for owner John Goldman, who lovingly restored it to its former glory.

The engine’s history adds to its provenance. The 250cc DOHC single-cylinder engine uses a shaft-and-bevel drive for its cams instead of a tower of gears driving the camshafts. For that reason, it is believed it was raced by Tarquinio Provini in 1957, giving it a GP pedigree.

Owner John Goldman smiles onstage after winning Best of Show at the 2017 Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
Owner John Goldman smiles onstage after winning Best of Show at the 2017 Quail Motorcycle Gathering. (Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions and Bryan Harley/)

The beautiful dustbin fairing adds to its allure as well. The aluminum was hand-fabricated by Giancarlo Morbidelli, the famed

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By: Bryan Harley
Title: Rare Motorcycle Sold for Nearly a Quarter Million Dollars
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/rare-motorcycle-sold-for-nearly-quarter-million-dollars/
Published Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2024 21:47:50 +0000

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Cult classic: A Harley XR1200 street tracker from Taiwan

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Harley XR1200 street tracker by Fever Taiwan
There must be something in the water, because this is the second Harley XR1200 street tracker that’s popped up on our radar in as many weeks. We’re not complaining though. Even though it wasn’t a big sales hit, we’re fans of Harley-Davidson’s sportiest Sportster—mainly because it was such a hoot to ride.

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why the Harley XR1200 didn’t stick around longer, but we have our theories. One is that the market simply wasn’t ready to accept a Harley that actually handled well. The other is that the styling was a mish-mash of too many influences.

Harley XR1200 street tracker by Fever Taiwan

The Motor Co. pitched the XR1200 as a flat tracker for the street—and gave it an XR750-inspired livery and upright seating position to match. But the XR’s tail section and goofy split-spoke wheels felt like 90s sportbike throwbacks. Still, it was nothing if not bold, and its awkwardness was arguably part of its charm.

This custom Harley XR1200 comes from Fever—a custom workshop based in Taoyuan City, just outside of Taipei in Taiwan. Their take on this cult classic is refreshing because it pushes the styling in one clear direction instead of trying to ride the line between multiple genres.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Cult classic: A Harley XR1200 street tracker from Taiwan
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/harley-xr1200-street-tracker
Published Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2024 21:33:13 +0000

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The Mighty Six: A brutal custom Honda CBX from The Netherlands

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Custom Honda CBX 1000 by Moto Adonis
An email commissioning a new project is good news for any custom motorcycle workshop. But the crew at Moto Adonis in The Netherlands was particularly giddy when their latest project hit their inbox. The brief read like most others, save for one key detail—the client specifically requested a custom Honda CBX 1000.

Like many of us, Moto Adonis co-owners Arthur Renkema and Job Leussink idolize the mighty CBX. “It’s undoubtedly one of the most legendary machines ever built,” Job proclaims. “The sound of this beastly inline six-cylinder engine, skillfully crafted by Honda masters, is more than just noise; it’s a symphony of brute force that resonates as pure rebellion on two wheels.”

Custom Honda CBX 1000 by Moto Adonis

Despite their love for this 80s icon, Moto Adonis had no intention of simply creating a tidy Honda CBX 1000 restomod. “The bike was craving a contemporary, rugged touch,” explains Job. “And we didn’t just add a hint; no, we went all-out.”

Paying tribute to the CBX’s legacy, Arthur and Job kept the bike’s OEM fuel tank—but everything else was fair game. The guys set out to modernize the bike, while stripping back as much as they could to highlight its gargantuan engine. While we wouldn’t go as far as calling a six-cylinder superbike from the 80s ‘lithe,’ this CBX is one of the leanest we’ve seen.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: The Mighty Six: A brutal custom Honda CBX from The Netherlands
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-honda-cbx-1000-moto-adonis
Published Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2024 19:35:20 +0000

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