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Art has been described as, “an expression or application of human creative skill and imagination.” Today, we take a look at the creative skill and imagination of the artist, from Miami, creating some of the most masterful works of automotive art, Julio (JDT).

Julio is behind some of the biggest, baddest, cleanest, and most custom vehicle builds of 2011. From one-off widebody Bentley Super-Sports to this luxurious 7 Series, Julio has made himself known among stars and professional athletes all over the world. •

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BRP CAN-AM SPYDER - $16,900 Brand new Spyder SE5 automa�c, part motorcycle, part conver�ble, pure thrill. This Roadster is a whole new riding experience on pavement. This one of a kind comes with a complete JL Audio stereo system, financing available (BM9003157)

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T-REX’S STARTING AT $49,995 The perfect three-wheel sports vehicle, reversetrike configura�on with rear wheel power provided by the big Kawasaki® 1,400 cubic cen�meter engine makes the T-REX an awesome and thrilling ride, many op�ons to choose from, available in white, red, blue, yellow & black, financing available

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BMS CHOPPERS � NEHME’SIS ROAD STAR 1700 � $250,000 One of a kind show piece, featured in Road Bike magazine, Robb Report magazine, Biker Spot magazine, Custom Bike magazine, 2008 Yamaha calendar, toured on the IMS circuit, Essen Motor Show winner, winner of the Rat’s Hole Bike Show in Daytona 2007 & 2008, 2007 Metric Revolu�on winner from ESPN’s biker build off on television

BMS CHOPPERS � GOT RAKE ROAD STAR 1700 � $75,000 One of a kind, custom paint job, featured in Road Bike magazine, Crossroads magazine, Biker Spot magazine & Road Rage magazine. winner of the Rat’s Hole Bike Show in Daytona 2006 & 2007

BMS CHOPPERS � BLUE CRUSH WARRIOR 1700 � $42,900 Featured in V-Twin October ‘10, custom paint job, 280 swingarm conversion, stretched tank, 280 rear fender w/ struts, air suspension, PM wheels and more, financing available

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CONCEPT BOAT 30’ � $118,000 Sport Deck, Red, 500hp op�max, GPS Garmin 545s Sounder, Clarion stereo system w/ JL speakers, air condi�oning in cabin, twin racing billet thro�le, trim tab upgrade, deck lights (colored) LED red/ white, painted dash, fresh water shower system on Transom, rear bucket seats, financing available

CONCEPT BOAT 32’ � $115,000 Fishing Edi�on, Black, 500hp op�max, Clarion stereo system w/ JL speakers, transom door w/ removeable 3/4 back seat, racing billet lovorsi twin thro�les, hardtop t-top, underwater LED lights, remote spot light, flood light, outriggers, financing available

CONCEPT BOAT 36’ � $145,000 Poker Run Edi�on, Black, 600hp, Clarion stereo system w/ JL speakers, VHF radio, 300 Verado, bolster dual drop w/ thro�le armrest, transom door w/ removeable 3/4 back seat, thro�le zero effort twin, radar arch tube w/ bimini, remote spot lights (2), fresh water shower, electric toilet system, financing available


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CEC’s new c881 wheel is a contemporary interpretation of the classic 5-spoke design. With its clean, modern lines and concave design, the c881 is a striking complement to any sedan, sports car or light SUV. The c881 is available in silver/machined and matte black/ machined finishes in 20”x8.5”, 20”x10” as well as 22”x9” and 22”x10.5” sizing with deeper concave rear wheels for a noticeably staggered appearance.

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The c881 was engineered with proper load ratings, is hub-centric and accepts factory installation hardware to ensure original equipment-level durability and ride-quality.

The c881 will fit most applications; European, Domestic and Import. Additionally, a large inventory of blank wheels allows the flexibility to machine the C881 for more obscure vehicles with custom bolt patterns and offsets. •

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2008 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. Rubino Micalizzato over Cuoio Interior with Bordeaux Carpets. Options include: Alluminium Brake Calipers, Wheel Caps with Chrome Horse, Colored Boot Carpets in Bordeaux, Cruise Control, Bordeaux Seatbelts, Dark Painted Aluminium on Dash, Dedication Plate in Silver, Cuoio Dashboard, Chromium Plated Front Grill Frame, HGT2 Package, Homelink, Ferrari Ipod, Leather Dash Inserts in Bordeaux, Scuderia Shields, Diamond Stitched Seats, Interior Lower Zone in Bordeaux Leather, Parking Camera, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Bordeaux Piping, Out of Range Paint Color, Red Rev Counter, Standard Style Burnished Front Grill, Bordeaux Steering Wheel and Special Bordeaux Stitching. Contact us at 801.521.0340 or sales@ferrarisales.com. More photos at www.ferrarisales.com. Inquire Today!

2002 Ferrari 575 F1 Maranello. Argento Nurburgring over Charcoal Interior. Options include: Carbon Interior Trim, Pre-wired Battery Charger, Daytona Style Seats, Fiorano Handling Package, Satellite Navigator, Grigio Scuro Piping, 19� Modular Wheels, Leather Rear Shelf, Hi Power Hi-Fi with Subwoofer and Daytona Seat Leather Stripe in Grigio Scuro. This car is equipped with all original books & keys. !5K service with timing belts and new tires performed on 9/9/10. Contact us at 801.521.0340 or sales@ ferrarisales.com. More photos at www.ferrarisales.com. Inquire Today!

2008 Ferrari F430 F1 Spider. Tour DeFrance Blue over Cuoio Interior. Options include: Blue Carpets, Dashboard covered in Dark Blue, Steering Wheel covered in Dark Blue, Yellow Brake Calipers, Carboceramic Brakes, Carbon Fiber for Driving Zone, Power Daytona Seats, Rear Segment in Carbon Fiber, Yellow Instrument Panel, Ferrari Ipod, Scuderia Shields, Roll Bar Upholstery in Cuoio, Daytona Upholstered Rear Shelf in Cuoio, Dark Blue Stitching on Cuoio Trim and Cuoio Stitching on Dark Blue Trim. This is a 1 owner car that is complete with all original books, keys and car cover. Factory warranty until 5/24/2012. Contact us at 801.521.0340 or sales@ferrarisales.com. More photos at www. ferrarisales.com. Inquire Today!

2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale. Rosso Corsa over Black and Red Alcantera Interior. Options include: Red Brake Calipers, Medium Racing Seats and Hi-Fi System with Single CD Player. This is a very complete car with full maintenence history. Contact us at 801.521.0340 or sales@ferrarisales.com. More photos at www.ferrarisales.com. Inquire Today!


2010 Ferrari 458 Italia. Rosso Corsa over Beige Interior with Black Carpets. Options include: Red Brake Calipers, Ferrari Ipod, Scuderia Shields, Full Optional Mirrors, RadioNavi System with Bluetooth, Rear Parking Sensors, Sports Sill Cover, Black Piping, Special Stitching in Black on Beige Surfaces, Painted 20” Sport Rims, Full Recaro Seats, Hi Power Hi-Fi System, Special Stitching in Beige on Black Surfaces and Steering Wheel wit Beige Accents. This is a one owner car that was purchased here when new. It is complete with all of its original books, keys and car cover. Factory Warranty until 7/27/2013. Contact us at 801.521.0340 or sales@ferrarisales.com. More photos at www.ferrarisales.com. Inquire Today!

2007 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT Automatic. Nero over Nero Interior with Grigio Ghiaccio Leather Inserts. Options include: Alcantera Headliner, Red Brake Calipers, Rear Climate Control, Car Cover, 2 Tone Zone Upon Request, Heated Rear Seats, 19” Wheels with Chrome Finish, Black Stitching, Sport Black Steering Wheel, Carbon Fiber Interior Trim and Spare Wheel Package. This is a 1 owner car that was sold and serviced here at our store since new. It has just undergone a full service and inspection and is being sold as Certified Pre Owned with limited warranty until 8/07/2013 or 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Contact us at 801.521.0340 or sales@ferrarisales.com. More photos at www.ferrarisales.com. Inquire Today!

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‘11 Masaerati Quattroporte S Call for terms and programs ‘10 GranTurismo Conv 100,000 mile warranty $134,900 ‘07 Maserati Quattroporte Several to Choose from 100,000 mi. warranty

‘10 GranTurismo Conv. 100k mi. warranty $134,900

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‘08 Ferrari 599 F1 1,750 miles $249,900

‘08 Ferrari F430 F1 Spider 2,600 miles - $189,900

‘10 Ferrari 612 One to One 1,500 miles - $279,900

‘08 Ferrari Scuderia full US Carbon 1,900 miles

‘10 Audi R8 4,200 miles $109,900


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On May 12, 2011 Tutima presented a new complicated watch – one with a technical authenticity of its genre not yet achieved in Glashßtte. Following three years of preparation, Tutima has officially restarted its own manufacturing operations in Glashßtte and celebrates this milestone with a very special masterpiece of its own production: a minute repeater.

It is particularly in this modern age of CNC tooling machines that the minute repeater asserts its position as the crown jewel of complicated watches. The high-precision mechanism comprises a multitude of filigreed individual parts, the functional interaction of which is the result of tedious, delicate regulation work. This applies not only to the mechanical and kinetic processes, but also to the optimization of the acoustic characteristics of the sonorous elements.

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The Tutima Hommage minute repeater comprises a total of more than 550 components, most of which remain hidden from the eyes of the observer. Available in ten different variations, the architectural design and aesthetic finishing of the repeater mechanism are perfectly framed by a narrow dial ring.

All levers, springs, racks and snail cams are extravagantly beveled by hand and their surfaces high polished on tin plates by hand according to the best traditions of the Glashütte art of watchmaking at the end of the nineteenth century. The effort expended on the finishing of this movement allows a comparison to the finest finished movements that Germany and Switzerland have to offer.

The center of each of the gold-plated gear wheels possesses a machine-turned surface created by a diamondtipped graver called the “mirror.” Every secured steel spring or cock is fitted with two hardened and polished steady pins, and naturally the edges of the corresponding milled holes are carefully beveled and polished – as are all the milled holes on the base plate. All screw heads are also polished (and not blued) and both their slits and bodies are also sharply beveled. Even the filigreed edges of the hardened steel pallet lever are meticulously beveled by hand, while the pallets made of synthetic ruby boast gently domed and polished surfaces. This form of detailed work has not been seen since the middle of the nineteenth century.

The solid gold dial of the Hommage minute repeater reveals nothing of its highly complicated insides. Reservedly and elegantly, it displays the hours and minutes as well as unusually large subsidiary seconds at 6 o’clock. The two-part hands are lovingly handcrafted from solid gold or blued steel, making each one unique. •

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Staying true to its philosophy that every car enthusiasts should have an opportunity to find a car at their particular price point, McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Auction has already begun to amass an impressive roster of over 500 cars scheduled to go on the block at the famed auction house’s semi-annual event to be held November 18-20, 2011, at the Spa Resort Casino, in Palm Springs, California.

In addition to an impressive list of classic and late-model vehicles from Chevy, Mercedes Benz, Dodge, BMW, Fiat, Cadillac and more, some of McCormick’s more diverse offerings will include a 1950 Chrysler Town & Country woody, a 1963 Ford fire truck, and a 1985 VW Cabriolet – clearly, something for everyone! “I like to make the auction accessible to all buyers,” says Keith McCormick, owner and founder of McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Auction, “not every car lover has a huge disposable income to spend on their passion!”

Here is a sample of some of the beautiful machines that will be at the auction this year...

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LOT 277 1951 JAGUAR MARK V 3 POSITION DROP HEAD COUPE Features 3.5 liter engine. Rare left hand drive model. Gorgeous Lavender gray exterior with original blue leather interior. One of 972 DHC Mark V’s produced and one of an estimated 200 known to survive worldwide, so states the Jaguar Mark V registry.

LOT 180 1969 CHEVY CAMARO RS RESTO-MOD Features the best of the best, 350 Cubic Inch 340 horsepower LT4 engine & 4L60-E overdrive automatic transmission, 12 bolt 3.73 Mosier Tru–Track rear end, Behr Sport 4 wheel disc brakes, Ceramic coated exhaust system with Hooker headers and Flowmaster Mufflers.

LOT 146 1929 FORD MODEL A 2 DOOR SEDAN A 6 year project, features 1953 Chrysler Hemi 331ci V8 engine, Muncie 4 speed transmission, Ford 9” rear end with 3:00 gears, less than 6000 miles on the vehicle, has won many trophies and awards.

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LOT 186 1960 CHEVROLET IMPALA CONVERTIBLE A complete frame up restoration on a 74,000 original mile car. The vehicle was restored to original factory condition including rebuilding the engine. Originally a California car, now a Arizona native and stored in a climate controlled enviroment. A Multiple award winner.

LOT 147 1955 CHEVROLET NOMAD No expense spared professional restoration completed in 2000. All matching numbers. Judged at 998 points and senior 1st place award at AACA in Hershey Pa. This Nomad is in “as-new� condition.

LOT 287 1950 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY Features straight eight engine, the car is in very original condition, spectacular interior, a very rare and desireable model. Runs very well.

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The McCormick family invites you to their 51st auction featuring over 5OO antique, classic, exotic, muscle, sports and special interest autos.

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Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., is presenting at the Volkswagen Group Night in Frankfurt the most extreme Gallardo ever: the Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale. Automobili Lamborghini is bringing motor racing excitement directly to the road. This new and most extreme top model in the Gallardo lineup is based on the successful race car from the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, the world’s fastest single-make series. The car will be produced in a limited run of 150 numbered units.

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The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo championship brings professional racers and gentlemen drivers face-to-face in fiercely fought battles on Europe’s most challenging racetracks such as Monza, Silverstone and Hockenheim. There are many similarities between the racing and road versions of this super sports car. For example, they both share the same V10 powerplant, which is used in the racing version with no modifications.

Right from first glance, these similarities are even more evident in the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale. In fact, it is equipped with the same rear spoiler that offers greater aerodynamic load – reaching in the best aerodynamic condition 3 times the load of the Gallardo LP 560-4 – for increased dynamic stability during tight, high-speed driving. As in the race cars, the rear spoiler can be varied manually in order to let the driver optimize the car’s performance according to the track or road characteristics.

Another element taken directly from the racing version is the removable engine hood with quick-release system. Both the spoiler and the hood are of course made of carbon composite material, as are a host of other components on the SuperTrofeo Stradale. Together with aluminum, carbon fiber is the basis behind the extremely lightweight construction of Gallardo’s new top model.

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Like the Super Trofeo competition version, the new Super Trofeo Stradale is based on the Gallardo Superleggera technical approach. The V10 powerplant generates 570 HP, equivalent to 419 kW, which is fully available at 8000 RPM. The maximum torque is equally impressive, with the torque curve peaking at 540 Nm at 6500 RPM. The V10’s unique firing order delivers the striking sound you hear in motor racing.

Like the race car, the Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale offers the robotized e-gear six-speed transmission controlled by steering wheel paddles as standard equipment. This electronically controlled system shifts through its six gears smoothly and much faster than any human being could. And for maximum acceleration from a standing start, the transmission can be set to the “Thrust Mode” – a program that allows to reach the best performance possible executing a racing start with minimal tire slippage at an initial engine speed of approximately 5000 rpm.

Every kilometer in the Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale is packed with sheer excitement, in part due to its unrelenting grip in virtually all situations thanks to all-wheel drive. At the end of the day, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo is the only single-brand racing series in the world that features all-wheel drive race cars. The Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale is a highly concentrated driving machine offering a truly stunning driving experience with breathtaking cornering speeds and fast, immediate response. Its road manners are always precise, stable and completely safe. •

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Producing over 444 PS from the 3.5l V6 Lotus Evora engine, the GTE is, quite simply, the most powerful Lotus road car ever built. Yet contrary to its extreme roots, the Evora GTE road car also delivers a comfortable and refined element to its high performance driving characteristics.

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Originally created as a special limited edition for the Asian market and designed to celebrate Lotus’ successful entry to the new global motorsport GTE category, the hand built Evora GTE road car has all the attributes you’d expect of an endurance racer including a sequential AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) racing gearbox and lightweight and forged alloy rims with centre lock hubs shod with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tIres.

Group Lotus can now announce that production will be expanded on the Evora GTE road car to meet demand and reach further markets.

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Lotus Lightweight DNA: Clever use of carbon fibre has been integrated extensively throughout the exterior and interior of the car, this is one major contributors to the 105kg weight reduction versus the base Evora. Carbon fibre has been used for all the bodywork modifications including the front and rear bumpers, the rear wing and the doors.

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Complimenting the striking exterior is a stunning, modern race-themed interior providing both occupants with the race car thrill without compromising on comfort. Leather and carbon fibre dominate the cabin and lightweight Recaro carbon fibre seats cosset both the passenger and driver giving a sense of security and comfort that mean that any driver of the Evora GTE can really go the distance as they take command of this extraordinary car.

Commenting on the Evora GTE road car, Group Lotus CEO Dany Bahar said: “The response to this model in China has been so incredible, within days we had sold out with 114 orders. In response we decided that the only logical step from a business perspective was to increase production and widen our reach.

“What is unique about this car, is not just that it’s a serious race car – it’s a serious car. People get so excited when they see and especially hear it for the first time. It’s a very special car and will appeal to a very special type of driver – and they won’t be disappointed!” •

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