Car vs train across the United States
A modern, decidedly Top Gear homage to the great Blue Train races: a head-to-head between Amtrak and a Bentley Continental...
Posted: 19 Dec 2012
Everyone piles into cars, suddenly very, very excited, and we stream off the bridge in a flurry of noise and all-wheel-drive screeching. Several minutes later, and we still haven't caught the train, despite the Bentley's Googlemapped satnav indicating the train tracks only 50ft to our left. We're just about to give up when we hear a tumultuous "HOOONK" from behind, and the glowing sliver of the California Zephyr slides out from behind a low rise, majestic against the green.
After a moment, the driver sees us and starts honking even more, and as we track a silver train in a flying Bentley across the flat bit in front of the Rockies, I quietly take a Polaroid of a memory and lock it away. There is cheering.