2009 Bentley Grand news, pictures, and information
Bentley to celebrate 90th anniversary with debut of all-new model at Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance'Cars undoubtedly have a personality to the real enthusiast, to whom they are not mere collections of steel and aluminium, but animal-like, show their spirit just so soon as the clutch bites home and feeling comes through to the driver….' (Sammy Davis, first Bentley road test report, January 1920) Crewe: Wednesday 8 July. Bentley Motors today celebrates its 90th anniversary and confirms that its all-new Bentley will be revealed - and named - in August at the Pebble Beach Concours D' Elegance in Monterey, California where the company is a featured marque.
Founded by W.O. Bentley in 1919, the company's first production car, the 3-litre was delivered in September 1921. Over the next ten years, Bentley went on to produce an array of iconic motor cars. At the same time, the exploits of the immortal Bentley Boys – a select group of businessmen, sportsmen and bons vivants – forged the company's proud sporting pedigree both on and off the racetracks of Europe. The Bentley Boys made the legendary Le Mans endurance race their own, winning five times between 1924 and 1930.
The all-new grand Bentley captures the 1920s ‘grand touring' spirit of the Bentley Boys, delivering the effortless driving, exclusivity and adventure desired by the real motoring enthusiast. A unique fusion of elegant design, hand craftsmanship and technological innovation, the new model embodies the potent yet luxuriously refined driving experience that is ‘pure Bentley'. These have been the hallmarks of a Bentley since that first test drive in 1920.
It is fitting that the 90th anniversary of the Company will be marked by an all-new car. Such events are rare milestones in the Company's history. Designed, engineered and built in Crewe, which has been home to Bentley Motors for over 60 years, it has been a ‘once in a career experience' for many involved. The car and its name, which will be revealed at Pebble Beach on 16 August, signal a new era in British luxury motoring.Source - Bentley
|Raw Power Has a Stamp of Its Own Muscle Cars Roar at Spring Classic Auction|
|What do you get when you bring the U.S. Postal Service and Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction together at the State Fairgrounds — a Muscle Car Extravaganza! Since it began 26 years ago, Mecum's Spring Classic auction in Indianapolis has featured the largest auction of muscle cars in the world. This year, the Postal Service will celebrate the raw power of the performance vehicle at the Spring Classic event by dedicating five, limited edition stamps featuring iconic muscle cars...[Read more...]|
|KIA RACING CELEBRATES RETURN TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WITH DEBUT OF TURBOCHARGED OPTIMA RACECAR|
|• With two victories and six podium finishes to its credit after just 14 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) races, Kia Racing's turbocharged Optima to be available for Car Town players to add to their virtual garages starting tomorrow
• Kia Racing arrives in Long Beach third in Grand Touring Sport (GTS) Manufacturer points after strong performances at season-opening doubleheader in St. Petersburg
IRVINE, Calif., April 18, 2013 – Kia Motors' fourth season of U.S. road racing c...[Read more...]
|2014 MAZDA6 NAMED TO WARD'S ‘10 BEST INTERIORS' LIST|
|The all-new 2014 Mazda6 today was named to WardsAuto World's 10 Best Interiors list, as chosen by the publication's editors. The redesigned mid-size sports sedan features Mazda's new design language called KODO 'Soul of Motion,' which translates muscular movement and power into agile proportions, detailed sculpting and expressive character. The Mazda6 also was recently named one of the top three vehicle designs in the world for 2013 by the World Car Awards. 'The automotive industry, regardl...[Read more...]|
|Porsche Captures Four Spots in Top-10 at Homestead-Miami|
|Homestead, Fla. – April 29 – The rain-soaked weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway seeded custom-made for the quintet of GT class Porsche 911 GT3 Cup entries in the third round of the 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. However, when heavy rain forced officials to call the April 29th Grand Prix of Miami with 50-minutes remaining in the scheduled two-hour, 45-minute event on the 2.3-mile, 11-turn road course in Homestead, Fla., the Porsche teams were left out in the rain. The world's lead...[Read more...]|
|KIA RACING AND COLIN BRAUN CAPTURE FIRST PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE PODIUM FINISH ON THE STREETS OF LONG BEACH|
|• Newlywed Braun Qualified Third in the No. 38 Infinity Audio Optima and Avoided Traffic by Staying Near the Front of the Field On His Way to a Third Place Finish|
• More than 200 Kia Motors team members and guests from the company's Southern California headquarters witnessed Kia Racing's historic milestone
• Just eight days after his wedding, Braun's impressive Long Beach weekend included podium finishes in both the American Le Mans Series and Pirelli World Challenge events[/LI...[Read more...]
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S2 and Continental
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