Rolls-Royce is no stranger to powering many a men to history-making speed records.

Making its North American debut this week at Pebble Beach (tough crowd to stand out in as it is), the Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection helps celebrate one of the more notable aquatic record attempts.

The Maggiore Blue Drophead is an ode to Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Bluebird boat breaking the water speed record on the Italian lake of the same name (and color, we presume).

At a speed of 129 mph, he took back the speed record that America had laid claim to for so many years.

Perhaps this special Roller coming to our shores is just to rub it in…

—Bryan Campbell