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The motor car brand is laden powerful associations. Originating as a of extremely powerful open cars in the 1920s, the brand was acquired by Rolls Royce, who this heritage of romance and with the luxurious millionaire of leather and burr walnut Throughout this process the remained a driver’s, rather a chauffeur’s, car.

Bentley was founded in 1919 by W O Bentley, above, who had been previously for his First World War rotary engines, including the Bentley BR1 was used in later versions of the Camel. One of Bentley’s great was to use aluminium instead of cast to make engine pistons.

In 1931 Bentley Motors was bought by Rolls Royce, who production to the Rolls Royce in Derby. Since 1998 has been owned by the Volkswagen and since 2003 Rolls Motors has been owned by


Bentley Motors, technically brilliant, was in financial until Bentley fell in the millionaire Woolf Barnato, right. Barnato’s father was in the East End of London as Barnet He was a professional trader and juggler who his name to Barney Barnato and to South Africa to seek his In this he was spectacularly successful, one of the founders of the De Beers gold and mining company. Woolf financed Bentley Motors, and company chairman. He was one of the wealthy Boys’ who raced Bentley with daredevil bravado and success throughout the 1920s. was also a skilled cricketer,

as wicket keeper for Surrey Cricket Club from to 1930. This Bentley pictured above, included Sir Birkin, steeplechaser George aviator Glen Kidston and Dr Benjafield.

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1929 Blower Bentley the collection of fashion designer Lauren.

W O Bentley designed his to be immensely strong, reliable and It was this brute force enabled Bentley to win the Le Mans 24 endurance race five between 1924 and 1930. Italian rival Ettore described the two-ton Bentley, disparagingly, as ‘the fastest in the world’.

The Gurley Nutting Speed Six that beat the Train

In 1930 the coachbuilders Gurney produced a fixed head pictured above, for Woolf Known as the ‘Blue Train this Speed Six is one of the most Bentleys of all time. Its name was from a challenge that place in 1930 when raced ‘The Blue as it ran the length of France between and Calais. Barnato made an bet that he could not only the Blue Train to Calais in his Speed Six, he could the channel to England before the Train arrived in Calais. scorching pace at the wheel of his Speed Six Bentley ensured despite a puncture and failing to the fuel lorry he had arranged Auxerre, he beat the train and to arrive back in London minutes before the Blue arrived in Calais. Such is the of Bentley legend. The Blue also featured in a 1928 Christie murder mystery. gendarmes are pictured above. For a flavour of 1930, we present Brubeck playing the jazz ‘The Sunny Side of the which was published in 1930. click on the play button

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