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March of the superlamborghinis

Burning rubber and tinnitus warm up the waterfront

Published on May 26th 2010.


March of the superlamborghinis

FOR those who enjoy their action throbbing and hot, it was a case of let's all go down The Strand on Tuesday night, as Liverpool's Pageant of Power drew thousands of petrol heads.

It was tinnitus all round as the waterfront crowds were treated to the million-decibel bluebottle buzz of engines the size of immersion heater tanks.

Young people huddled in hoodies and hung from lampposts to catch a glimpse of what it was all about. Others kept warm by gleefully bouncing, six aside, on car transporters around the back of the Hilton when no one was looking.

Vehicles included a Bugatti Veyron, according to a handy schoolboy we brought along, plus various Jaguars, Bentleys and Maseratis, a collection of modern supercars from Lamborghini and Ferrari, motorbikes and rally cars. Many of them performed “donuts”, to thrill the people and burned much Michelin on the tarmac.

Seen one, seen 'em all? Well there was plenty of chance to see them again and again as all models re-emerged several times over the hour and a half to scream up the road to the traffic lights and pootle back down it again to Chavasse Park.

It was thrilling, said the kid.

While it might have been loud, things have been quieter on the VIP event horizon lately. Abracadabra! - an exclusive after-do within the hotel to chase the chills away from the party people and the cobwebs from their wardrobes. Even the owner was in attendance, which might have explained why the glass on the revolving doors was being polished as earnestly as his Rolls Royce Phantom.

The high performance promenade was largely held as a puff to the much bigger Cholmondeley Pageant of Power in July, and there was every opportunity to purchase discounted tickets for the Cheshire event, the Tannoy informed us.

But it was also a chance to flag up Liverpool One whose second birthday is around now. Events wise, until Saturday, there are plenty more motor-related happenings.

The Sporting Bears Motorclub will be there on Saturday (29 May) giving people the chance to ride in an Aston Martin, as well as a Ferrari 196, Jaguar X5, TVR Tuscan and many more in exchange for a small donation to charity.

Other activities include a climbing wall, inflatable assault course, spider wall and an extreme adventure course on Chavasse Park, whilst Paradise Place plays home to Trojan racers and a flight simulator.

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5 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Reginald MolehusbandMay 26th 2010.

Is this a suggestion that the new Council is going to liberate the city from all the traffic bottlenecks the old lot created with it´s daft road-narrowing schemes on major through-routes?

AnonymousMay 26th 2010.

My husband and myself got the packed out bus down to liverpool with a lot of excited people to see this event when we got there there was nothing to see, because you couldn't see anything it was so baldy organised.even the guys in the the yellow jackets agreed and said the way they set it up had been changed,There were a lot of angry people around that night,it was disgusting !!!!!

DigMay 26th 2010.

An interesting aroma wafted around The Strand on Tuesday night. A pungent mix of burning rubber, petrol and marijuana filled the air.

AnonymousMay 26th 2010.

Is this wot is suposed to inpress the people. like it and have got tickets for the proper one so cool

Billy WhizzMay 26th 2010.

I didn´t even know about it until afterwards. Sounds like I missed nowt.

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