|PORSCHE AWARDED THE ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB'S 2016 TOURIST TROPHY|
|The opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship season kicked off at Silverstone on 17th April and whilst an Audi R18 crossed the line first, a subsequent technical infringement meant the No.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb were later announced as the race winners. However, despite it being the first time Porsche have won the Royal Automobile Club's Tourist Trophy, they did not get the opportunity to get their hands on the Trophy, as the technical infringem...[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...]|
|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...]|
|SILVER: THE NEW GOLD STANDARD|
|Full preview to the 25th anniversary Silverstone Classic
◾The World's Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival gets even bigger
◾Record grids spanning more than 80 years of motor sport history
◾Racing legends with Le Mans winners and touring car champions
◾Record numbers of car clubs displaying 10,000+ classics
It's now a quarter of a century since the very first historic festival at Silverstone, and this month's 2015 edition of the Silverstone Classic (24-26 July) will celebrate the Silver ...[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...]|