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.
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.