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Since its founding more than 50 years ago, Barrett-Jackson has built its culture on charity, and thanks to the generosity of the collector car community, Barrett-Jackson has raised more than $135 million for philanthropic causes over the past five decades. Donated vehicles are always among the top-selling Lots at each auction, with 100% of the hammer price going to a variety of charitable organizations. Thursday’s Collector Car Auction saw the sale of three such special vehicles — the first of 10 for the entire auction.

Lot #3000, a 2009 Cadillac CTS 4-Door Sedan, was the personal car of late actor, racer and racing team owner James Garner. The pristine Black Cherry sedan with the “MAVROCK” license plate sold for $100,000, with 100% of the hammer price going to the James Garner Animal Rescue Fund. Founded in 2019 by Garner’s daughter, Gigi, the organization honors the memory of the animal lover by supporting rescue organizations, shelters, fosters and vets.

With a hammer price of $500,000, Lot #3001, a one-off 2021 Ford Bronco “Bronco 66” First Edition Model, brought the audience to its feet. The vehicle was introduced by Henry Ford III, grandson of the automotive titan, and Aaron Shelby, grandson of the legendary Carroll Shelby, board member of Carroll Shelby International and co-president of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. One hundred percent of the sale price of the 1966 Bronco-inspired SUV benefits the Pope Francis Center, which provides services to homeless individuals.

Bidding also was fierce for Lot #3002, the sleek 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C CSX 6086. Completed by Speedway Classic Cars in Las Vegas, NV, and donated by NASCAR Cup Series driver Aric Almirola, who piloted the car onto the block, the striking black two-seater with red Le Mans stripes sold for $280,000, with 100% of the hammer price going to Mayo Clinic.

As is the tradition, the day also included the auction of colorful, eye-catching Automobilia. Three impeccably restored midcentury gas pumps were the top sellers, led by Lot #9292.1, a late 1940s Mobile Oil Gilbarco Model #96, which sold for $18,400.

The morning’s Collector Car Symposium in the South Showcase focused on the State of the Collector Car Industry. According to speakers Mark Hyman, founder of Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars; Sam Stockham, former classic car shop owner; and Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, the hobby continues to flourish, a fact that was underscored by the packed auction arena.

The symposiums are complimentary with admission and Friday marks the end of this week’s series. Friday’s topic, Celebrities and Their Cars, will put the spotlight on the stars, with restorer and TV personality Wayne Carini, Aric Almirola and renowned shop owner Dave Kindig.

Hundreds of rolling showpieces crossed the auction block on Thursday. Cheers echoed through the arena when the gavel fell on the day’s first six-figure sale: Lot #717.1, a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport Custom SUV, sold for $110,000. The excitement increased throughout the afternoon, with additional notable sales including:

Lot #801, 1964 Ford GT40 re-creation, $225,500Lot #769.1, 1939 Lincoln Zephyr custom coupe, $187,000Lot #802, 1972 GMC K1500 custom pickup, $165,000Lot #854, 1995 Porsche 911 Convertible, $165,000Lot #807, 1967 Ford Bronco custom SUV, $161,700Lot #806, 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302, $154,000Lot #779.2, 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, $150,700.

Complete results for today’s auction are available on the online docket.

Outside, visitors explored the automotive tents, dined at the many food vendors and enjoyed the evening’s entertainment including live music by Georgia Chrome at the South Showcase Stage. Live musical performances continue Friday and Saturday night from 7-9:30 p.m.

As the Barrett-Jackson 2022 Scottsdale auction heads into its final three days — including the highly anticipated Super Saturday — the action is heading into the fast lane. Special reduced-price Prime Time tickets are available for entry after 5 p.m. Come after work or stay late — the activities don’t stop until the last car crosses the block!

In the meantime, check out our gallery for highlights from today’s event.

 

OT #717.1 – 2017 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED SPORT CUSTOM SUV – SOLD! $110,000

LOT #779.2 – 2021 JEEP WRANGLER RUBICON 392 – SOLD! $150,700

LOT #801 – 1964 FORD GT40 RE-CREATION – SOLD! $225,500

LOT #802 – 1972 GMC K1500 CUSTOM PICKUP – SOLD! $165,000

LOT #854 – 1995 PORSCHE 911 CONVERTIBLE – SOLD! $165,000

LOT #9260.1 – 1930s MOBIL OIL SIGN – $10,637.50

LOT #9272 – 1950S HAMM’S FLOATING MUGS NEON SIGN –

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: THURSDAY HITS HIGH GEAR: Day 6 Rocks The House With Big Charity Moments And A Cavalcade Of Coveted Collector Cars
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/day-6-highlights-2022-scottsdale-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 04:22:10 +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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