|HISTORIC EX-ROY SALVADORI FRAZER-NASH LE MANS REPLICA TO BE OFFERED AT BONHAMS GOODWOOD REVIVAL SALE|
|In 1951, the celebrated British racing driver, Roy Salvadori, debuted his glorious new Frazer-Nash Le Mans Replica at Silverstone for the BRDC International Trophy Meeting.
It was the race that would forever haunt him due to a crash that very nearly ended his fledgling racing career.
'I was leading, a big thing for me then, ahead of Bob Gerard, Tony Crook and the other Frazer-Nashes. So I was feeling pretty good about life,' Salvadori told Motorsport magazine in 2008. '...we came up to l...[Read more...]|
|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...]|
|CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE CONFIRMS WORLD-BEATING CAR LINE-UP FOR 2015 EVENT|
| ||◾Concours of Elegance has confirmed the full incredible line-up of cars at its 2015 event, held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh
◾Gorgeous 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost London to Edinburgh car set to be one of the stars of the Concours
◾Visitors can see models ranging from 1902 up to the modern day, with the UK debut of the Touring Superleggera Berlinetta Lusso
◾Additional special features such as a collection of eight Ecurie Ecosse models, including the Le Mans-winning D-type and ...[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...]|