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Old 10-15-2008, 11:06 AM   #1
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So last night I finally found the time to do something I've been wanting to do for over a year - watch the Discovery Channel's special on Ralph Lauren's car collection. I had heard that it was a really well done piece and I wasn't disappointed. T...

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Old 10-15-2008, 11:14 AM   #2
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Yeah, that was a nice program...got it in HD...just sweet. There is another one I have been looking at called " Chasing Classic Cars ". There is some nice stuff there as well
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:18 AM   #3
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really was a neat show...

my favorite scene is lauren, replete with over the ear hearing protection, sitting mid-ship in his McLaren F-1 and them blasting down a country road...

cool stuff.
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:27 AM   #4
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Damn, shows like this make me wish I owned a TV. Anyone want to upload it somewhere? PLEASE...
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:29 AM   #5
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Ryan, I recorded it and kept pausing when they did the front-to-back overhead pass of the green Bentley cockpit...awesome dash.
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:31 AM   #6
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The Bugatti with the exposed seams I saw at Barrett Jackson in the mid 90's. You should have heard it run, WOW is all I can say. It had a tone that I will never forget.
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:59 AM   #7
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God, that just gave me a ton of inspiration. These cars are just a overload of beauty. I am taking notes, and there will be much of this used in the construction of my coupe. You right, black on black can never be wrong but throw a little wood grain in and now you have a recipe for a masterpiece.
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:10 PM   #8
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Caught that the other day. Pretty amazing stuff. The guy has great taste. I especially liked the Alfa they restored, it got my heart pumping. The one shot of that car turning towards camera in slow motion with the headlights a-blazin' said it all.
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:25 PM   #9
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Most of those cars were restored here in our shop over the last 25 years.
They've given me a lot of inspiration for my 5W.
Some of the stuff they did in the '30's is timeless.
Check out some others at: www.paulrussell.com
I'm looking at the Atlantic as I type.
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:36 PM   #10
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Great editorial! There is much to appreciate with these automobiles. It is amazing how some of the rods today mirror these cars. I would point out Zach's rod with its lines and windshield. Thanks Ryan!
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:04 PM   #11
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I watched it in HD on Saturday, October 6th ... a simply amazing collection ... and very well done program.

Loved the scenes getting the 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C2900 Mille Miglia finished in time ... and the great lengths the rigging crews went through to get some of the cars onto the second floor of the museum.

I was gonna post a thread about the Discovery Channel program here on the H.A.M.B. ... but thought it may be too O/T ... so I was pleasantly surprised when I logged into the Jalopy Journal this AM and saw that Ryan chose it as the topic of his daily Blog!
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:18 PM   #12
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Thanks for the pictures - the man has put together a wonderful collection of beautiful and properly restored vehicles. That was a great program to watch.
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:50 PM   #13
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I think I've watched that hour long show about 6 times in the last month or so. The cars just continue to amaze. I could have done without some of the fashion runway shots, but seeing the cars in HD was great, and knowing that they get driven is ever better.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:04 PM   #14
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I was there - It was Amazing!

There was a fantastic presentation of each vehicle, which I spent a long time studying each vehicle's lines and artistry.
They and a big screen, with projected films of Ralph Lauren driving such cars as the bently blower on public roads! I could see them And hear them through the film,,,AMAZING!

The best part was in the gift shop. I purchased a VERY rare Museum published hardcover that showcases each vehicle in the show and and stellar photography. If you can find this special exhibit book, BUY IT, You won't be disappointed!
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:30 PM   #15
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Most of those cars were restored here in our shop over the last 25 years.
I'm looking at the Atlantic as I type.
I think this is pretty cool. didnt you say in an earlier post that he keeps all his cars licensed and insured so they can be driven anytime?
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:38 PM   #16
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Any hot rods?
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:42 PM   #17
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Any hot rods?
I don't think he has many American cars at all... I know he has a '48 Ford woodie that's all stock, but past that I'm not sure.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:46 PM   #18
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Everything I own would be gone for this car. seriously...


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Old 10-15-2008, 02:57 PM   #19
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Great collection and a very well done TV production. I was hoping this was the first of many private collection programs. There are so many great collections out there and we only get to see one car per year if we attend the right meet, a grand tour like this one is very special.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:02 PM   #20
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"I don't think he has many American cars at all... I know he has a '48 Ford woodie that's all stock, but past that I'm not sure."

He used to drive a 36 Ford PU into Telluride to get groceries. Also double parked a Ferrari Daytona with the engine running in front of the drug store to pick up a prescription every once in awhile.
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