Ferodo sponsored Bentley cars at major events such as the Le Mans 24-hour and developed special brake linings to cope with the rigours of the endurance race. National Events Our National events provide the opportunity for large numbers of members to come together to enjoy and show off their Bentleys. This is followed by an April exhibition at Bonhams' auction house in London. Cadwell — July — 1st Class C and New Class Lap Record. I hate to think of the cost of hauling that Bentleys sorry backside across the states was, in fact the Yorkshireman in me has a bank balance that is purely quaking at the thought. The race was won that year by Russian Count Ivanowski in an Alfa Romeo. As one-make car groups go, few are as exclusive as the.
It's a full day event and is open to drivers of any experience. This is a short video of the slower allcomers handicap race, event 6. The Bentley Drivers Club was founded by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, who share a love of all things Bentley. The book includes photos and stories about all of the races undertaken by the Bentley teams, including Dublin, Le Mans and Brooklands. Bentley Eight Litre grabs the attention Nostalgia Whenever I experience nostalgia on this scale my thoughts turn to what Brooklands might have been if it had survived the Second World War — the circuit closed in September 1939 for the last time.
This trophy is for the best three results from five events at Harewood, Aintree, Goodwood, Prescott and Shelsley Walsh. But I bet they felt the adventure was worth every penny. Centrally the Club also organises Global driving tours. Motorsport Motorsport has always been an underlying passion for us all at New Elms, with active participation in the Aero Racing Morgan Challenge circuit racing , Speedmog hillclimbs and sprints , trials, rallies, autotests — we are always happy to advise and carry out the necessary modifications to turn your car into a winner. They hold you at the gate and then let you onto the course between 7. Birkin finally had a win in Dublin in 1931, but by that stage he had switched to an Alfa Romeo. Soon after the first Bentley rolled out W.
Roland Frey strides out on the Brooklands banking Exclusive With this depth of history behind the marque, there could be no better place to celebrate a centenary than at the Brooklands Museum. It was published in 1956 by the Bodley Head. The record stood for two years until John Cobb achieved just over 143mph in the incredible 24-litre Napier-Railton which is now a permanent exhibit at the circuit museum. Brooklands itself had opened for business in 1907 and was the inspiration for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1909. It was succeeded by the Bentley Arnage in 1998.
The first Bentley Brooklands was a full-size luxury saloon, launched in 1992 to replace the Bentley Mulsanne. Organising the group centenary picture…. Each year, regions all around the world organise opportunities for members to get together to enjoy good company, driving experiences and interesting places to visit. In a less adventurous mood, Swiss-born Roland and his British wife enjoy lunch from the luxury hamper, a fitting benefit of taking part in the Bentley Drivers day at Brooklands Far from this madding crowd, well insulated from hoi polloi, the centenary Bentley Boys and Girls settled down on the grass with their exclusive hampers for a traditional picnic, another unforgettable tradition at Brooklands between the wars. It could be a hairy experience at times and there was always the chance of going over the top, a fate which befell several motor and motorcycle racing entrants at Brooklands over the years.
In 1925, at a difficult time for the company, Bentley Boy Woolf Barnato bought the company. However, all members are welcome to enter their car into the event, which offers a really enjoyable and sociable way to get into motorsport. It was made between 2008 and 2011 in limited numbers. They drove it right across the United States, unheralded, and generated major interest wherever they paused. Founded by Kelston Pelmore in the Spring of 1936, starting with a simple postcard placed on all Bentleys in the Brooklands car park that year, and with 26 initial members, the Bentley Drivers Club has steadily grown to the world-wide family that it is today. Bentley then will be present at two famous motor sport events this summer: the Mille Miglia and then the Le Mans 24 Hours — which is especially fitting as Bentley has won the famous endurance race six times.
Nice Image, looks like a cracking day out too. Bentley resurrected the name in 2007 with the Brooklands Coupé, a two-door four-seater hardtop version of the Azure. Bentley and Brooklands are now synonymous. . Brooklands closed during the First World War and reopened in 1920.
The calendar of Bentley's centenary celebration events with their dates and locations is below. They all produce very attractive monochrome jpegs, they are all dead simple to use and all are now relatively inexpensive on the used market for Leicas, that is. Austin Allegro One-make clubs are a perennial feature of the Brooklands Scene. Thruxton — July — 1st Class C and Fastest Lap for Class. If it was not for Macfilos, I would never have come across these events. The Chantilly Arts and Elegance alternates annually with Le Mans Classic.
It is still available second hand and, while it is not cheap, it is well worth the money. And that square steering wheel idea never caught on. I just need to find a break in work to attend at some point. Photo courtesy of Bentley Bentley has also introduced a special centenary model. The New Elms Cup To support the Speedmog competitors and the classic venues, we continue to award annually the New Elms Classic Cup. If you enjoyed this video please like the video and subscribe to our channel.
The modern Bentleys are sweeping around the corner in the background. My reason for researching this is that my father attended these races between the ages of 13 and 15 and spoke to me about the great drivers and cars he had seen. It drains well but on a wet day expect standing water a couple of inches deep in places. From then on the two Bs were constantly in the news. Sadly, banked circuits are no longer in fashion. In contrast to yesterday, there were thousands of Minis, a herd of visitors and a much wider cross-section of society than was evident at the Brooklands Day. It would have been churlish not to have taken a few snaps.