Vintage cars lovers are set for a treat this weekend as the 5th edition of the 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally is slated to enthrall the public with over 200 cars on February 21 and 22, 2015 which are selected from a pool of over 3,500 vintage cars. The weekend will also include musical performances and great Indian royal food.
Depending upon your social conditioning you may or may not like a few things about the British; however, for automotive enthusiasts, the United Kingdom has always presented more than a few reasons to get excited about. The McLaren F1 comes to my mind first and so do images of classic BSAs, Nortons, etc. Then there’s this one, a picture of which I remember cutting from a newspaper way back during my school days in the Stone Age… Okay, it was in 1997.
I am talking about the Thrust SSC car that still holds the land speed record at 763.035 mph (1,227.985 km/h) set by an RAF (Royal Air Force) Pilot, Andy Green, way back in 1997. He intends to break his own record with the new ‘Bloodhound SSC’ (pictured above) at 1,000 mph (1,609 km/h) by 2016. The new car puts out 1,35,000 horsepower – that’s more than six times the power of all the Formula 1 cars on a starting grid put together!
One name which brings a feeling of royalty just by thing about it…one name which will make you go dreaming about a rich lifestyle you wish you were born into…one name which will make you roll your eyes and start fantasizing about an alternate universe where you are richer than Bill Gates. And yes that name is Rolls Royce.