Ever dreamt of blasting down an endless highway in a classic car, straight into the sunset? Like the one in our video, there are a rare few with the same dream and the belief to keep it a reality
The call of an open road is one that classic and restored engines cannot resist. Given the opportunity, they sing at the top of their throaty lungs: the ignition sparking life through the body, the elegant and sensuous curves parting the air as the car flies over asphalt, and the blares and rumbles of its mechanisms leaving most modern machines sputtering and wheezing at the choir-stand. There is an idea of an overwhelmingly satisfying freedom and beautifying aggressiveness that builds up and begs any listening driver for escape.
When you see such cars obliged, storming up the city roads or streaking through an endless desert landscape, the privileged viewer grins with awestruck eyes. Because Titans like the restored 300SL Gullwing Mercedes-Benz being driven in the video above (Poetry in Motion), not only speaks of the invincible power they once possessed in a past era, but also of the sensual beauty that they still possess today. To simply watch such a car is a pleasure, but to hear and feel the car in proud action is nothing less than keeping a dream running.
Which begs the question of whether or not these timeless cars should be objectified and silenced into museums, or allowed to roam free through sun and rain. While opinions will always differ, thanks to those who believe in hard driving rather than display-casing, the physical beauty, the driving experience, and the penetrating choral music creates a legendary trifecta per car, that will never fade into the walls of history museums. These are cars with soul and spirit, yes rare to see today, but still alive and answering the call breezing from the horizon.