|Sir Henry Ralph Stanley Birkin: No Christmas Tiger|
| ||Remembered as one of the most influential of the famous 'Bentley Boys', Henry 'Tim' Birkin was anything but a mere member of Britain's upper crust. Head-strong, courageous and unyielding, Birkin would often be challenged to mix it up with the 'aces' of the day. When it was all said and done, he would more than prove he was no honorary stooge.
Sir Henry Ralph Stanley Birkin would be born in Nottingham in 1896. He was not some common boy born to some unknown parents. Birkin's family was quite w...[Read more...]|
|BENTLEY AT THE PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE|
|◾Historical Bentleys star at prestigious Edinburgh event
◾1952 R-Type Continental, 'Blue Train' and 8 Litre among line up
◾'Bentley Sunday' highlights best of British brand's historic range
(Crewe, 31 August) Scotland's historical seat of power, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, is playing host to the 2015 Concours of Elegance from 4 to 6 September, with an impressive array of Bentley models taking centre stage.
The prestigious, invitation-only event – which showcases 60 of the world's...[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...]|