Top Gear Host Rory Reid Raps His Love for the Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II
He conveys what our hearts feel yet can’t usually verbalizeby Mark McNabb, on
Journalist Rory Reid has been in the industry quite a while, but has now risen to A-list status with his new gig on Top Gear BBC. While no one has seen Reid and his fellow cast’s Clarkson, May, and Hammond impressions, we’re betting the revised version of Top Gear will be a smash hit.
Just have a look at this: Reid reciting lyrical poetry about his love affair with the Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II.
Reid’s on-camera performance is awe-inspiring. His words, so eloquently spoke, about the Ghost are combined with cinematic videography that pull you in – allowing you to vividly imagine the texture of the deep-pile carpet between your toes; to see the Spirit of Ecstasy rise from the satin chrome grille; to feel the effortless acceleration from the 6.6-liter V-12.
Reid’s purpose for his rhymes are realized only seconds into the video when he says, “I wax lyrical about every time I spoke, so this time is prose, rhymes and flow, to convey my feelings about a ride this dope.” The lines keep coming with verses like, “I would never dismiss you, I care and miss you;” and “So much in common, we even share initials;” and perhaps our favorite, “One look and I’m trapped and froze, satin chrome, boy it looks like it’s made out of MacBook Pros.”
And when talking about the yards of white leather delicately stretched throughout the cabin, Reid rhymes, “That fashion house did fashion proud when they splashed it round.” Better yet, referring to the 6.6-liter V-12, he says, “I suppose it could choke the environment, but so could your Prius if you chose to recycle it. This will be here forever.” What a rather valid point, Mr. Reid.
The six-minute video is undoubtedly worth the watch. And while we don’t suspect Reid will be rapping about every car he drives on Top Gear, we are definitely impressed with his skills and on-camera presence.