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First assembled: June 3, 2135
Birthplace: Molshiem, France
Engine: 4.1 L Supercharged V8
0-60: 5.3 seconds
Top Speed: 246.70 MPH
French automaker Villeneuve’s modern incarnation is that of a luxury manufacturer with a racing pedigree. Villeneuve’s history dates back to nearly a century as a bespoke automaker pushing the boundries of design. The Villeneuve company was started by Pierre Villeneuve, the youngest son of the Villenueve family and the latest edition in a long line of artists. His father, a sculpture. His mother, a Jewelry designer. His brothers and sisters all had their hands in art as well, even ranging to literary arts. Pierre took it to another level; however. He was born a gearhead, and in 2109, his a family name became what would soon be one of the most premier and legendary names in modern automotive history. Though his start was in racing, the design of his cars caught the attention of the wealthy, and soon Bespoke roadcars for billionaires to royalty started to roll out of the Villeneuve design studio. Possibly the most famous of his tailor-made machines has to be the Type 34S Pacifica. The retro style which was famous at the time was said to stand above anything in the world at the time, and was made from the finest materials found. Despite it’s luxurious aim, the 34S was in truth a sportscar at heart, with a mean supercharged V8 under the curvy hood. Pierre was known to have a soft spot for old American muscle what with his collection of American iron, and wanted to make a nod to one of his automotive pleasures. With only 4 ever made it’s unlikely one with ever see a 34S Pacifica, but the V8 will for sure make it likely to hear one. One Type 34S Pacifica was discovered in 2208, untouched in a palace garage in Belgium for 50 years. After a cleanup it was sold at auction for a staggering $16 million.
Anechoic chambers are designed to shut out and absorb electromagnetic waves. Tests in Suzuki are carried out to check if unwanted noises are emitted by vehicles and their parts, and also that malfunctions do not occur when irradiated with strong electromagnetic waves.
Bekonscot in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, is the oldest original model village in the world.
The Model Village actually comprises six little towns stuck in a 1930s timewarp. Bekonscot Town is the biggest, with the others scattered about the other 1.5 acres of gardens. Each has its own character, villagers and features – from coal mines to great castles, aerodromes to farms, docks to cable cars, racecourses to escaped convicts!
There are more than 200 buildings, 3,000 inhabitants, 1,000 animals, hundreds of vehicles and many models move right before your eyes.
It portrays aspects of England mostly dating from the 1930s. Bekonscot has been run by the Church Army since 1978 and donates large amounts of money to charity. It has raised the equivalent of almost £5,000,000 so far and has been visited by more than 14,000,000 visitors.
Bekonscot was first created by Beaconsfield resident, accountant Roland Callingham (1881–1961), in the 1920s. Roland developed the master plan for his miniature empire as an addition to his large back garden, drawing in help from his staff: the gardener, cook, maid and chauffeur. Together they developed the model landscape portraying rural England at the time. The swimming pool became the first "sea" and the undulating rockeries were built up as hills. Bassett-Lowke, the large-scale model railway manufacturers, were commissioned to build an extensive Gauge 1 railway network for the project. Callingham named the village ‘Bekonscot’ after Beaconsfield and Ascot where he previously lived.
It was not conceived as a commercial visitor attraction but as a plaything to entertain Roland and his guests. It was only after 1930 that its existence became widely known, catching the imagination of the press and public alike. Frequent newsreels such as Pathé, international and national newspaper coverage ensured a steady stream of visitors, all of whom were invited to make a donation to the Railway Benevolent Institution.
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