Jana Pawła II 1, 81-345 Gdynia
Once upon a time, in the depths of the 20th century, at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, there lived mermaids from the Carrera family. All of them were unimaginably beautiful. By day, they cruised around amber motorways, dozed off in amber palaces, and raced seals and porpoises among the waves. At night, their divine sound lured mortals travelling by sea. Many a story were told about young sailors who – dazzled by the charm of the Carrera sirens – lost their mind and common sense. They would abandon their ships, kidnap the sirens and ride into the sea, wanting to drive around the amber kingdom forever. Beguiled by their perfection and the vision of endless underwater motorways, the mariners forgot about their mortality and died in the Baltic abyss, turning into algae, water plants and sea foam.
Until one night, when a miracle happened. On seeing a Carrera, a young sailor lost his heart rather than his mind. He instantly fell in love, and his delicate character, gentle touch and tenderness made the Carrera siren reciprocate the feeling for the first time in history. Love made them immortal, and the vision of never-ending journeys across the amber kingdom finally came true.
The sailor and Carrera spent their time speeding across the abyss, engaging in sweet caresses in the chambers of the amber palace. Time stood still for them – but not for the world. And so passed a year. Happiness swept across the kingdom like waves of the Baltic Sea, when the mighty Taycan received word of the lovers. On hearing that the Carrera mermaid was tainted by falling in love with a mortal, terrible anger engulfed him. His rage rolled over the sea, causing a powerful storm, but Taycan did not stop there, casting his thunderbolts on the endless amber motorways, which cracked into billions of pieces. He then hurled Carrera to the bottom of the sea, turning her into a coral reef, and swept the sailor onto a beach in Gdynia to forever bewail the loss of his beloved. Now, whenever someone recalls the legend of their love, the stormy sea casts debris of the amber motorways onto the shore.
Patron of the event: Porsche Centrum Sopot