At the age of 16, I came across a car like no other. The Mighty Bugatti Veyron a car way beyond its time.
The Veyron was named after the famous French racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939. The whole idea of the Veyron was incredibly foolish yet as a young boy, I took to the idea that what’s the point of having a dream that’s too small?
The idea of producing a car of such calibre was unheard of in those days and a price that dwarfed some of the most expensive of diamonds, The President of Bugatti look as though he had bitten off more than he could chew and was heading straight for a plunge down to earth and back to reality where dreams like these don’t come true. Yet against all the odds, the dream did come true as the thousand horsepower legend was put on show with a projected price of £850,000 in 2005.
The whole idea of the Veyron was to break all the rules in the automotive world and sit upon the heavens amongst the best of the best. It didn’t settle for anything less than the best, it was a gamble from the start and the results are as many who criticised it would proudly state The Best Car of The Decade.
Learning how this wonderful piece of engineering marvel came to life shocked me and changed me for it showed me that life is how you make it. If you don’t buy a lottery ticket, you don’t have a chance to win; Simple as that. So the next time you have a dream, dream a little bigger and then go for it. Even if you miss your target, you won’t be far behind it ; This I promise you.