|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...]|
|BENTLEY BLUE TRAIN DOMINATES SCHLOSS BENSBERG CLASSICS|
|•Famous heritage model wins four prizes at prestigious concours event
•2015 marks 85th anniversary of Cannes to London 'Blue Train' race
•Mulsanne Speed 'Blue Train' Limited Edition by Mulliner available
(Crewe, 21 July 2015) Some 85 years after the famous victory that made its name, the Bentley 'Blue Train' is still enjoying winning ways, picking up four prestigious awards at the Schloss Bensberg Classics event in Germany.
The Speed Six 'Blue Train' coupe, owned by Mr Bruce McCaw...[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...]|
|Bentley Sales Leap By A Third|
|•Six month results up 32%
•US overtakes China to re-emerge as largest market
•Sales of Bentley's flagship Mulsanne up 30%
Bentley's half year results for 2012 show continued strong growth. Sales are up in every region leading to a global increase of 32% (3,929 cars delivered to customers).
The US has re-emerged as Bentley's number one market with deliveries up by 25.7% (1,140 cars delivered to customers). Sales in China also remain extremely strong with results up 55.7% (1,059 car...[Read more...]|
|Cherished Classics From The Pettit Collection Will Be Offered Without Reserve|
|• The 1929 Duesenberg 'Blue J' and 11 collector cars from the William A. C. Pettit, III Collection will be sold at Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach Auctions|
• Estate Proceeds will benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children®-Tampa
Gooding & Company, the acclaimed auction house celebrated for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, is honored to present the finest automobiles of the William A.C. Pettit, III Collection at its Pebble Beach Auctions on Aug...[Read more...]