Discover Ralph Lauren's car collection

The Discovery Channel airs a one-hour special this Saturday night, October 6, about the incredibly rare and classic cars in Ralph Lauren's collection.

1929 Blower Bentley
1929 Blower Bentley Discovery Channel

The Discovery Channel airs a one-hour special this Saturday night, October 6, about the incredibly rare and classic cars in Ralph Lauren's collection. Didn't know Ralph Lauren was a car collector? He has more interests than designing clothes, and in this special you will get to see cars from a collection that's usually kept far from the public eye.

1955 Jaguar XKD
1955 Jaguar XKD Discovery Channel

Among our favorites is the 1929 Blower Bentley because, according to Ian Fleming's books, it was what James Bond drove. The Blower Bentley is a big touring car with a 4.5 liter engine. Blower refers to the supercharger that more than doubled the engine's horsepower, from 110 to 240. We're also very much taken with the 1955 Jaguar XKD, but that has a lot to do with the big fin on its back. There are many other classic and exotic cars featured from Ferrari, Bugatti, and McLaren, to name a few.

The special is titled Speed, Style and Beauty: Cars from the Ralph Lauren Collection, and will show on the Discovery Channel. It's going to be a very special evening for car geeks.

About the author

Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.

 

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