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March of the superlambourghinis

Burning rubber and tinnitus all round warm up the waterfront

Published on May 26th 2010.

March of the superlambourghinis

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 well informed schoolboy we took 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.

For those for whom once is never enough, all the models emerged again and again 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.

If you don't think seen one, seen 'em all, fill your boots...

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