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Fashion mogul Ralph Lauren is well-known for his Polo label, a brand that coveys the inner American Dream of money, acceptance, and an overall opulent way of life.  What Ralph Lauren is not as well-known for is his incredible car collection.  He opens the doors on his own vintage automobile collection in Speed, Style and Beauty: The Ralph Lauren Car Collection, a one-hour programme airing on the Discovery Channel.

The 29 cars that Lauren lays claim to include the 1929 Blower Bentley, 1930 Mercedes-Benz "Count Trossi" SSK, 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe, 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia, 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, 1961 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 61 Spyder Fantuzzi, and the 2005 McLaren F1LM.

""I've always admired timelessness, and some of the cars that I have started to collect have that message of timeless beauty," Lauren says in the show.

Director Peter Schnall, the producer and cinematographer who won six Emmy awards for National Geographic, brings Speed, Style and Beauty: The Ralph Lauren Car Collection to the small screen.  His interview subjects include experts Doug Nye, Winston Goodfellow, and Gordon Murray, Boston Museum of Fine Arts director Malcolm Rogers, and BMFA curator Darcy Kuronen.  The BMFA recently displayed Lauren's collection.

Speed, Style and Beauty premiers October 6th on Discovery in the U.S. at 8pm Eastern and Pacific. 

Gallery: A Car Collector's Dream

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