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Written by independent automotive journalist Tom Jensen

This 1973 Dodge Challenger is crossing the block at our 2022 Scottsdale Auction

 

Classic muscle cars from the late 1960s to mid-1970s have long been beloved by collectors for their vintage looks that evoke the days of carefree summers spent cruising with friends.

 

As much fun as the Detroit iron of that era is to look at and reminisce about, truth is these older gems drive like they’re half a century old. Because they are.

 

That’s where custom builders come in. Today’s generation of automotive artists know how to preserve the beauty and style of an original muscle car while upgrading it with state-of-the-art performance, safety and modern technology.

 

At the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, January 22-30, at Westworld of Scottsdale, you’ll see scores of customs from some of the nation’s most acclaimed builders.

One such car that will sell with No Reserve at Barrett-Jackson is a custom 1973 Dodge Challenger built by Streamline Custom Designs in Utah. Known as “The Chastizer,” it is fresh from its debut showing at the November 2021 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. There it was one of the vehicles featured in the MagnaFlow booth at that show.

Virtually every aspect of The Chastizer has been upgraded, enhanced and modernized with an eye toward straight-line speed.

The magic starts under the hood with a modern Dodge HEMI engine, in this case a 6.4-liter V8 that has been bored, stroked and supercharged for maximum power and rapid acceleration. The engine bay is highly detailed to give it a very contemporary and high-tech look.

Feeding the Magnuson supercharger is an Aeromotive fuel system, while discharging the spent gasses is taken care of via a set of custom-built long tube headers connected to 3-inch mandrel bent dual exhaust with MagnaFlow mufflers. The engine power is transferred to a Strange Ford 9-inch rear end, via a Paramount 45RFE 4-speed automatic transmission. Along with all that horsepower, the MagnaFlow exhaust delivers the classic V8 muscle car rumble.

There was no way the stock suspension in any 1973 Dodge Challenger could handle that much power, so the builders radically reworked the underside of The Chastizer.

Long gone is the stock front torsion bar/rear leaf spring suspension, replaced by a full custom tube chassis, with QA1 adjustable coilover shocks at all four corners. The rear end features a narrowed 4-link suspension, and the custom built cockpit roll cage adds structural rigidity and safety.

To get the dramatic stance just right, The Chastizer rides on custom Schott wheels, 20×12-inch out back and 19×9-inch up front. All four corners feature Wilwood power disc brakes for stopping power.

Getting the cosmetics right is every bit as important as getting the mechanicals correct, and the builders composed stellar design work on this Dodge.

On the outside, the body lines have been sharpened and the two-tone paint features a hue known as PPG Envirobase Streamline Slate Gray.

Other exterior details include tucked front and rear bumpers, custom grille and headlight surround with modern Challenger headlight and taillight panels, front and rear spoilers and flush-mount smoked glass.

On the inside, the rear seat has been removed to accommodate the full roll cage, while the black leather seats with suede inserts and headliner were inspired by the Harley-Davidson Punisher. Music is handled via a 2000-watt KICKER stereo system with two KICKER CompC 10-inch subwoofers.

Looks, power, build quality — this Dodge has is it going on and come the 2022 Scottsdale Auction one lucky bidder will take this Chastizer home.

To register to bid at the 2022 Scottsdale Auction – a celebration of 50 years of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions – click HERE. To sell your vehicle at Barrett-Jackson’s flagship auction in January, click HERETickets and VIP packages are also now on sale.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: ULTIMATE EVOLUTION: This Custom Challenger Is State-Of-The-Art
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1973-dodge-challenger-custom-crossing-the-block/
Published Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 18:45:11 +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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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
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