|GENERATIONS OF SPEED: BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT3 AND THE BIRKIN ‘BLOWER'|
|•Racers past and present come together to mark extraordinary year of motorsport
•2015 saw Continental GT3 win two major international GT championship titles
•This year marks the 85th anniversary of the famous 1930 Le Mans win
•Cars met at the British Racing Drivers' Club – founded by Bentley Boy, Dudley Benjafield
(Crewe, 3 December 2015) With the chequered flag set to fall on the 2015 motorsport season, Bentley is celebrating a remarkable run of results by bringing together two gen...[Read more...]|
|1930 French GP: Like Bringing a Howitzer to a Knife Fight|
| ||How preposterous the sight! Among the 25 cars lined up for the 1930 French Grand Prix there would be one large supercharged Bentley. It would be akin to a sportscar prototype lining up alongside a Formula One car on the streets of Monaco. But this wasn't Monaco. And, if everything aligned just right the results would be too remarkable to tell.
Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin was one of the famed 'Bentley Boys' that had come to dominate Le Mans throughout the late 1920s. Son to a wealthy family that ma...[Read more...]|
|CLASSIC BENTLEYS READY FOR ACTION-PACKED SUMMER SEASON|
|•Famous heritage models hit international classic show circuit
•95 years of history to tour from Goodwood to Pebble Beach
•85th anniversary of 'Blue Train' race and 1930 Le Mans win
(Crewe, 21 May 2015) Legendary cars from Bentley's past are embarking on a tour of the world's premier heritage and historical automotive events this summer.
The 'Blue Train' car that famously raced the Calais-Mediterranée Express and the Team Blower that entered Le Mans in 1930 – the race ultimately w...[Read more...]|
|BRITISH SPEED IN ITALY: BENTLEY MARKS ANNIVERSARY WITH MILLE MIGLIA RUN|
|•Historic Bentley takes on epic thousand-mile test of endurance
•This year marks 85 years since Birkin and Barnato's aborted attempt
•1930 4½-litre supercharged Blower one of just 55 ever produced
(Crewe/Brescia, 12 May 2015) In 1930, 'Bentley Boy' Tim Birkin claimed his aborted attempt on the Mille Miglia in his legendary Blower was due to a lack of 'due preparation'. 85 years on, Bentley has ensured all plans are in place for a successful Blower run in the 2015 event.
'Bentley B...[Read more...]|
|ICONIC BLOWER BENTLEYS PRIMED FOR MILLE MIGLIA CHALLENGE|
|Famous, supercharged Bentleys set for 1,000 mile Italian epic
•'Bentley Boy' Tim Birkin's 1930 Le Mans racer leads charge
•Original Bentley Motors 'demonstrator' completes team
(Crewe, 14 May 2013) Bentley Motors will compete in this year's Mille Miglia with two unique 4 ½ litre Supercharged 'Blowers'; a 1930 Le Mans race car belonging to perhaps the most famous and daring of the Bentley Boys and a company demonstrator that is still going strong even after nine decades on the road.
The N...[Read more...]|