August 14, 2012

2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony - The Cars!

 It is unfortunate for Malaysia that the Olympic's closing ceremony was held at midnight of Malaysia's time, thus not many people were up to see the spectacular show (including me) which has amazing performances such as by One Direction, Queen, Jessie J and Spice Girls, where all 5 of the group members reunited solely for the event. Alright, back to the cars!

 The show had some of UK most iconic automotive brands' car such as Alfa Romeo, Mini, Lotus and even the three-wheeler Reliant Robin (remember the three-wheeler that Mr. Bean always bully? It's a Reliant Robin!) wrapped in paper printed with passages from famous English literary figures. Bravo for the idea!

 All 5 Spice Girls members went onto the stage in London cabs. Of course those were not ordinary London cabs because they were fitted with a mini stage and railing on top of the roof and a ladder at the rear so that the performer can climb up and sing on the roof. The London cabs then circled the stage while each member of Spice Girls is turning the heat up of the crowd on the roof. Victoria Beckham (below) still look amazing after all these years!

 Three Rolls Royce Phantom Series II Drophead Coupes were also used to ferry Jessie J, Tinie Tempah and Taio Cruz around the stadium. Jessie J was the first to perform, so Tinie Tempah and Taio Cruz were hidden in the Phantom with the soft-top roof down until it is their turn to perform.

What's interesting about these Phantoms are the specially designed badge that features Spirit of Ecstasy flowing into the country's flag on their grilles. What an amazing night and good arrangement by the organizers to include some of the iconics cars produced by Britain.

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