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As the 50th anniversary celebration of Barrett-Jackson roared into mid-week action, eager bidders and automotive enthusiasts filled the auction arena to watch the parade of muscle cars, custom Resto-Mods, one-of-a-kind creations and future collector cars. Bidding increased as the day progressed, the first vehicles to reach the $100,000 mark were sold, and auction records were set.

The “Mirthmobile,” one of the most iconic movie vehicles of the 1990s, returned to the Barrett-Jackson auction block on Wednesday and shattered the world record that it set at the 2016 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction. A fan favorite from the moment gates opened for the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, the 1976 AMC Pacer (Lot #515) rose to cinematic fame in the hit 1992 comedy “Wayne’s World.”

The Baby Blue three-door hatchback with flame decals and roof-mounted licorice dispenser played not only a pivotal role in the film — ferrying Wayne, Garth and their buddies around town as they perform a memorable lip-synced rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” — but also in the vehicle’s history, resurrecting the Pacer from relative obscurity. It sold for $71,500.

Some of the day’s other highlights included Lot #465.1, 1969 Dodge Charger – $117,700; Lot #496, 1966 Pontiac GTO – $110,000; Lot #534, 1984 Chevrolet K5 Blazer custom SUV – $106,700; and Lot #471, 1974 Ford Bronco Custom SUV – $103,400.

World-class collections continued across the block today, including a select offering from a private collection as well as vehicles from the Chevrolet Collection, the Bruce R. Lieberman Auto Collection, the Bryan Frank Collection, and the Mile-High and Flying Marlin collections.

Two vehicles from the Chevrolet Collection pushed the competition forward when the 2020 Camaro LT1 convertible VIN 001 (Lot #421.1) and the 2020 Corvette Stingray 1LT (Lot #421.2) sold for $90,200 and $108,900, respectively.

The 70-car strong Mile-High Collection, which debuted on the block Tuesday, presented an eclectic array of vehicles, including the aforementioned Mirthmobile; Lot #487, 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am – $110,000; Lot #484, 1969 Oldsmobile 442 coupe – $100,100; and Lot #481.1, 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible – $77,000.

Barrett-Jackson auctions attract the best and brightest of the automotive world, and today Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson was able to catch up with longtime friend and former racing driver Arie Luyendyk as well as Formula 3 driver Derek Daly and CART driver Paul Tracy. Arie, a two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and member of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame and Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, has been part of the Barrett-Jackson family since 1989, and it was great to have him here to help celebrate 50 Years of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions.

Enjoy our gallery of today’s highlights, and join us tomorrow as the first three of 10 charity cars will cross the block, with 100% of the hammer price benefiting a selection of deserving philanthropic organizations.

LOT #421.1 – 2020 CHEVROLET CAMARO LT1 CONVERTIBLE VIN 001 – SOLD! $90,200

LOT #421.2 – 2020 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY 1LT – SOLD! $108,900

LOT #465.1 – 1969 DODGE CHARGE – SOLD! $117,700

From The Mile-High Collection: Lot #481.1 – 1965 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE – SOLD! $77,000

From The Mile-High Collection: LOT #484 – 1969 OLDSMOBILE 442 SOLD! $100,100

LOT #534 – 1984 CHEVROLET K5 BLAZER CUSTOM SUV – SOLD! $106,700.00

Two-time Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendyk, Formula 3 driver Darek Daly, Craig Jackson and CART driver Paul Tracy

From The Mile-High Collection: LOT #515 – 1976 AMC PACER “WAYNE’S WORLD” SOLD! $71,500 – A New Auction World Record

LOT #9189 – 1940S JOHNSON OIL GAS PUMP – SOLD! $8,510

LOT #9187 – 1950S-EARLY-60S MOBIL OIL AO SMITH GAS PUMP – SOLD! $8,395 and LOT #9194 – 1940S SUNOCO OIL MS 80 GAS PUMP – SOLD! $8,970

LOT #496 – 1966 PONTIAC GTO – SOLD! $110,000

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: WILD WEDNESDAY WITH WAYNE’S WORLD: Barrett-Jackson Sets The Pace For The Collector Market With Repeat Auction World Record For “Mirthmobile” AMC Pacer And More Strong Sales
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/day-5-highlights-2022-scottsdale-auction/
Published Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 04:35:24 +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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