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TUNA, NO CRUST: Fast and Furious Vehicles on the Barrett-Jackson Block

For more than two decades, the Fast & Furious character Brian O’Conner’s simple order at Toretto’s Market and Café ‒ a tuna on white with no crust ‒ marked a turning point in the automotive world. The Fast & Furious franchise, born in 2001, has left an undeniable mark on car culture. With its mix of high-octane action, heart-pounding races and a lineup of legendary vehicles, the 10-film series – complete with short films, television series, toys, video games and more – has transformed the portrayal of cars in popular media, leaving a lasting impact on a whole generation of automotive fans.

One of the most significant contributions of the movie franchise was its role in popularizing import tuner culture. The early films showcased modified Japanese cars, such as the iconic Nissan Skyline GT-R, Toyota Supra, Mazda RX-7 and the Mitsubishi Eclipse, which became instantly recognizable symbols of the series. This exposure brought attention to the world of import tuning, inspiring countless enthusiasts to customize their own vehicles with body kits, underglow and performance mods, which led to significant growth in the aftermarket parts industry.

The Fast & Furious movies have also served as a platform to showcase not only how cool a car could look, but how it could perform with different automotive technology and innovation. From nitrous oxide systems and turbochargers to the writers of the saga accidentally introducing fans to MoTeC exhaust instead of MoTeC ECUs, the films showed audiences the latest trends in performance modification, sparking curiosity and demand for aftermarket upgrades.

Beyond the technical aspects, the franchise also fostered a sense of community among car enthusiasts. Fans from around the world bonded over their shared love for the films and the cars featured in them, which ranged from Dom’s 1970 Dodge Charger R/T to Brian’s 1994 Toyota Supra and even a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback powered by an RB26DETT engine, which was the star of “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.” The popularity of the films has led to an abundance of online forums, social media groups and real-life car clubs dedicated to celebrating the Fast & Furious legacy. This sense of camaraderie has transcended geographical boundaries and brought together individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests under a common passion for cars, much like the storylines in many of the films and the characters portrayed.

There is no doubt that this big-screen franchise has left an unforgettable mark on the automotive community. Check out this gallery of Fast & Furious cars that have crossed the Barrett-Jackson auction block.

Pictured above is the star of the first two Fast & Furious films; used for multiple interior and exterior shots. Powered by 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. Sold at the 2021 Las Vegas Auction.

Presented as a 1987 Buick Grand National re-creation, this car was used in the movie “Fast & Furious” (the fourth film in the saga) and was driven by Vin Diesel. It is one of two remaining movie cars after production ended. Sold at the 2022 Scottsdale Auction.

This Jetta was used in the original “The Fast and the Furious” movie and is signed by actor Paul Walker and director Rob Cohen from the movie. Owned by actor and race car driver Frankie Muniz. Sold at the 2016 Scottsdale Auction.

The car that raced Vin Diesel in the opening scene of “The Fate of the Furious” (the eighth film in the Fast & Furious saga) in Cuba. Painted black with a racing seat. Fitted with a roll cage for safety during movie action scenes. Sold at the 2022 Scottsdale Auction.

This car was driven by Paul Walker in the 2003 film, “2 Fast 2 Furious.”  The drivetrain of the vehicle features a high performance 350cid engine, automatic transmission with a 4-speed console and handle to look like the stick shift on a manual transmission. Sold at the 2013 Las Vegas Auction.

Used in “Fast & Furious 4″ in 2009 as well as “Fast Five” in 2011, this is the complete #2 hero car actually used in the films. Complete with the E-brake (stunt brake) on the rear wheels. Powered by a 350ci engine with an automatic transmission. Sold at the 2013 Scottsdale Auction.


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MansBrand Unveils New Automotive Racing Section to Enhance Platform for Motor Enthusiasts

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MansBrand has announced they’re expanding their platform to include a dedicated section on automotive racing. This new area complements their existing content in men’s fashion, health, outdoor adventures, and grooming. The expanded platform aims to offer more comprehensive information and resources for automotive enthusiasts alongside its current categories.

MansBrand is known for offering a wide range of services and products for men. They provide fashion advice and trends to help men stay stylish, health news that covers physical and mental well-being, guidance for outdoor activities, and information on motor vehicles. The new automotive racing section will feature various aspects of the sport, including expert advice, product reviews, and the latest racing news.

This automotive racing section will give readers detailed comparisons and reviews of cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles. It will also include maintenance tips, safety advice, and recommendations on essential motor-related products and accessories. Readers can access comprehensive guides on the gear and equipment needed for both beginners and experienced racers.

Willis from MansBrand commented on the new addition: “Our new automotive racing section is a natural extension of what we already offer on the platform. We’ve observed that many of our users have a keen interest in motor vehicles and racing. By adding this section, we aim to meet the interests of our audience and provide them with valuable content and resources. We’re still focused on our core areas like fashion, health, and outdoor activities but now can offer more for those passionate about motorsports.”

MansBrand has always emphasized community interaction and engagement. The site features blogs where users can share experiences and tips on various topics, from fashion trends to essential grooming products. The new automotive racing section will follow the same approach, encouraging readers to discuss racing strategies, share personal experiences, and offer advice through blog posts and community forums.

The updated platform remains easy to navigate. It includes advanced search options and logically organized categories. Each product or piece of content comes with high-resolution images and detailed descriptions to help visitors make informed decisions about their style, health, outdoor activities, and now, automotive racing pursuits.

Adding automotive racing content doesn’t take away from MansBrand’s commitment to fashion. The site continues to offer a wide range of Mens Fashion items, including shirts, jeans, suits, jackets, and more. By keeping up with the latest trends, MansBrand ensures its users always have access to the best fashion advice. The platform regularly updates current trends and remains a go-to hub for all things related to men’s fashion.

In the health section, MansBrand provides information on various topics, including prostate health, heart disease, and mental well-being. It offers tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, provides resources for further research and treatment options, and promotes regular health check-ups and preventative care.

The outdoor and adventure category offers advice on hiking, camping, and other activities. It also includes product reviews and recommendations for outdoor gear and equipment, helping men enjoy their outdoor experiences to the fullest.

Willis further noted: “We’re excited about the positive feedback we’ve received from our users. They’ve found valuable insights and products across all sections of the site. The automotive racing section is something that many of our users were looking forward to, and it fits perfectly within our diverse range of offerings. We believe it will inspire more men to explore and engage with us.”

MansBrand is committed to continuous improvement and actively seeks and incorporates customer feedback. They aim to be a comprehensive hub for men looking to enhance various aspects of their lives, whether it’s through fashion, health advice, grooming tips, or now, automotive racing content.

By expanding their offerings, MansBrand hopes to encourage a proactive exchange of ideas and experiences. They aim to inspire men to embrace new fashion challenges, refine their style, and discover passions in automotive racing, outdoor adventure, and health-conscious living. The platform invites men from all walks of life to join its growing online community.

For a comprehensive experience, the Mens Fashion Website  also includes features that are easy to navigate. From advanced search capabilities to logically organized categories, every item is accompanied by high-resolution images and detailed descriptions.

For more details on the new automotive racing section and other categories, visit the official site.

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2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview

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The 29th annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, will bring a full day of free family fun to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 16. This year’s Father’s Day car show will feature 100 rare and iconic vehicles, great food and plenty of entertainment. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, which will take place between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is one of the area’s most beloved annual events. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see on California’s most iconic street:

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This year’s event will host a special celebration of hypercars, supercars, race cars, classics and custom-built showstoppers. Provided by exclusive private collections, passionate car enthusiasts and even some of the world’s most recognized manufacturers, this has become one of the country’s preeminent luxury car shows.


Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose and renowned car buff Jay Leno will present trophies to 12 award-winning entrants—from “Most Elegant” to “Best in Show”—on the main stage starting at noon.

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Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more

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The latest café racers, flat trackers, and electric scooters.
We kick things off with a feel-good story of a botched Ducati 996 custom job, rescued by a talented garage builder. Then we look at a dazzling Yamaha SR500 flat tracker from 20-year-old Moritz Bree, a dustbin-faired Honda Dax from K-Speed, and a BMW CE 04 scooter from Deus ex Machina.

Ducati 996 café racer by Jaron Hall
Ducati 996 by Jaron Hall Most people would balk at the idea of customizing a Ducati 996, but Utah-based garage builder Jaron Hall’s work on this 996 is nothing short of noble. That’s because when Jaron got his hands on the 996, it was in dire need of saving.

The Ducati’s previous owner had tried to turn it into a scrambler, so it came to Jaron with no fairings, a hacked subframe, and a smorgasbord of sketchy parts. Working after hours (he has a marketing day job), and taking on the entire build solo, Jaron turned the mongrel 996 into a high-class Italian café racer.

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Title: Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more
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