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Built by Ringbrothers, this custom 1970 Camaro known as “The Grinch” (Lot #770) will be selling at the Las Vegas Auction with No Reserve.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., – June 14, 2021 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is bringing many exceptional Resto-Mods built by today’s most respected builders to the 2021 Las Vegas Auction , June 17-19, 2021, at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). A 1970 Chevrolet Camaro (Lot #770) known as “The Grinch,” along with a rarely seen custom build of a 1966 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible (Lot #638) will be among the coveted Resto-Mods making their way across the block.

1966 Volkswagen Beetle Custom Convertible (Lot #638)

“The talent of the craftsman who build these Resto-Mods has reached unprecedented heights,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Combining modern powertrains with the latest technology and amenities, each Resto-Mod features a unique blend of past and present. Thousands of hours, countless dollars and unrivaled vision have been poured into every Resto-Mod you’ll see during our Las Vegas Auction. From a rarely seen hot-rod VW Beetle to ‘The Grinch,’ which was built by the renowned Ringbrothers, everyone will want one in their collection.”

Unveiled at SEMA, the 1970 Chevrolet Camaro (Lot #770) known as “The Grinch” has abundant body modifications including flared wheel openings, extended rocker panels and custom carbon-fiber hood and rear spoiler. It is powered by a Wegner Motorsports 602-horsepower LS3 mated to a Bowler TKO TREMEC 5-speed manual transmission with an ACT twin-disc clutch for smooth shifting. The bespoke interior features Italian dark gray leather with Corbeau seats, BMW carpet, custom one-off dash and door panels, custom green gauges by Classic Instruments and air conditioning.

“Nobody can match the quality of Resto-Mods available to bidders at Barrett-Jackson,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We championed this genre of collectible cars and have nurtured it over the past decade. Now, Resto-Mods have become one of the hottest and most popular segments in the collector car universe. During our Las Vegas Auction you’ll see this build-philosophy has extended to all kinds of classic cars and trucks.”

The 1966 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible (Lot #638) Resto-Mod is the result of a three-year build and one of the most meticulously constructed examples of a custom pre-1968 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet. The engine began as a Type-1 1600cc dual relief case that has been enlarged to 2180cc with a compression ratio of 8:5:1 and is fitted with an incredible array of performance parts. The engine was built with an 82mm crank, counterweighted and balanced, Engle W120 Cam, CB Performance 044 heads and intake manifolds, Mahle 92mm pistons and rings, dual 40 IDF Weber carburetors, lightened flywheel, Stage-1 clutch, custom velocity stacks and a 1969 Type-1 IRS transaxle mated to custom narrowed Porsche 944 axles.

1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Custom (Lot #760)

Lot #760 is an award-winning 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville. It is powered by a twin-turbo aluminum LS6 V8 that offers just under 500rwhp and is mated to a Monster 4L80E automatic transmission. The interior features include fully wrapped in saddle leather bucket seats and center console, a hidden Bluetooth stereo with 10-inch subs and Dakota Digital gauges.

Also crossing the block on Saturday, June 19, is a 1964 Pontiac GTO (Lot #704) powered by an LS3 engine with a new fuel-injection system by FiTech Ultimate EFI backed by a 4-speed 700R automatic transmission. The interior includes power seats, custom center console, custom-built dash with gauges, touchscreen stereo with a JL Audio speaker system, Pioneer amps and a custom speaker box.

Other remarkable Resto-Mods being offered at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas Auction include:

1969 Ford Mustang Fastback (Lot #676) – Supercharged engine with full custom interior, including Dakota Digital Gauges, remote mirror, backup camera and leather power seats1969 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe (Lot 783.1) – Over 1,000 hours invested in this build powered by a naturally aspirated 406ci small-block built on a Dart block with Brodix heads, with push-button start, Kenwood head unit, AutoMeter Cobalt gauges and power windows1968 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe (Lot #718) – Powered by a LS V8 engine with Edelbrock Pro Injection and includes a custom center console with Infinity audio controller and viewing screen for engine performance, navigation and internet capability1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window (Lot #733) – Features a LS1 engine mated to a TREMEC T56 6-speed manual

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: “The Grinch” Among Top Resto-Mods Featuring Modern Powertrains, Technology with Classic Styling at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/the-grinch-among-top-resto-mods-featuring-modern-powertrains-technology-with-classic-styling-at-barrett-jackson-las-vegas-auction/
Published Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2021 16:26:19 +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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