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Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson

WITH CRAIG JACKSON AT THE HELM, THE COMPANY IS CELEBRATING 50 SUCCESSFUL YEARS IN THE COLLECTOR CAR HOBBY. CRAIG IS ALSO AN AVID CAR COLLECTOR, AWARD-WINNING RESTORER AND RACING ENTHUSIAST.

 

There’s one word I’d use to describe our 2021 Scottsdale Auction: incredible. After rescheduling our flagship event from January due to an anticipated spike in COVID-19 cases after the holidays (in hindsight, a great decision), we were hopeful that by March things would have turned around significantly enough to bring our customers and fans an event that would be as close to a traditional Barrett-Jackson experience as possible. The end result exceeded all expectations, showing the collector car hobby is alive and well – and that people are happy to comply with a few safety protocols in order to get back to some sense of normalcy.

Among the stars of the 2021 Scottsdale Auction in March was the Carroll Shelby’s one-and-only 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake, which sold for $5.5 million.

I am humbled by and extremely grateful for the outpouring of support from everyone involved. City and state officials worked diligently with us to help ensure a safe and successful event. Our operations team labored around the clock for weeks to create a health-conscious site layout. Our consignors brought some spectacular cars to the table – including a number of great collections. America’s top automakers and some generous consignors also helped assemble a history-making lineup of “cars for a cause.” Eight VIN 001 and first-production vehicles brought in a total of $5.8 million for various worthy organizations, bringing our total raised for charity to date to more than $133 million.

Our bidders turned out in great numbers, both in-person and online. We were encouraged to see many of our fans coming through the front gates of the event, where they were treated to – among many other attractions – fantastic displays full of gleaming collector cars. Thanks to our friends at Adam’s Polishes, those vehicles were kept shining day and night in anticipation of their moment in the spotlight.

The brand-new multi-million dollar West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center – Barrett-Jackson’s new location

Now we are eager to carry that same momentum into Las Vegas.

MGM and Mandalay Bay have been great partners over the years, and we considered their arena and convention center our home away from home. A dozen amazing auctions were held there, and many priceless memories were made.

More than a decade ago, however, when Las Vegas Events approached us to hold an auction in the city, talk of the addition to the Las Vegas Convention Center was always front and center. With the completion of construction on the all-new West Hall, 2021 became the year to make the move. We’re excited to be the first event open to the general public in this multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art facility (read more about this new location HERE).

An impressive video screen is the focal point of the West Hall’s lobby.

We will be closer to the heart of the action on the Strip in our new location. We also wanted to simplify the guest experience in Vegas by making it easy for everybody to stay at their favorite place. We feel this new location will do just that, with a large variety of hotels and resorts (including the fabulous Wynn, and the incredible Resort World opening soon right across from the West Hall) within walking distance, or within easy reach via monorail, ride share and eventually the Tesla tunnel system.

Auction attendees will feel comfortable at the new West Hall, as the layout will be very similar to what it has been at our past Las Vegas Auctions, with everything in one (very) big room. We’ll be setting up Jumbotrons throughout the space, so you’ll get the whole experience no matter where you are: you’ll hear it and be part of it. Our Barrett-Jackson Performance Track featuring thrill rides and hot laps will be in full swing just outside the auction arena, with everything else indoors under one roof.

We’ll of course be following whatever state and local health and safety protocols are in place at the time, but as our Scottsdale Auction illustrated – that won’t deter from what promises to be another fantastic Barrett-Jackson experience, and I’m excited to share it with you all in June!

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: VIEW FROM THE BLOCK: Craig Jackson looks back at the successful Scottsdale Auction and ahead to Las Vegas
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/view-from-the-block-bcraig-jackson-looks-back-at-the-successful-scottsdale-auction-and-ahead-to-las-vegas/
Published Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2021 19:47:24 +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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