James May on the 300SL Gullwing

Around tha Jalop, guitars owned range from Gibsons to Paul Reed Smiths to whatever kind of bass the Loverman plays. And while the Les Paul-loving Jalop has always had a massive crush on the Fender Telecaster, he's really only begun to appreciate the Strat in the last few years. Regardless, it is an iconic instrument, and it shares an anniversary year with the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, which Captain Slow posits is the world's first supercar. Bonus? Scorpions!


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All that and not mention that the racing version completely dominated (at least until one of them flew into the stands at Le Mans in '55, at which point Mercedes withdrew from racing (at the top) and saved a bazillion dollars)?

Ah, I'm not really complaining. I [heart]♥ Captain Slow.