Landspeed record holder honoured with special Rolls-Royce models

Forget about Bluebird, this is not Sir Malcolm Campbell that we’re talking about here but George Eyston another British Speed King who is largely forgotten today. The Rolls-Royce Landspeed Collection recalls Capt George Eyston’s record breaking runs in Thunderbolt, a dramatic-looking LSR car that notched-up 357.497 mph at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah on 16th…

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Rolls-Royce brings back Coach Building

  Always exclusive and always receptive to customer demands for making these luxury vehicles more personal to them Goodwood has relaunched its Coachbuild department. Reimagining the glory days of the independent coachbuilders, Rolls-Royce envisages a strong worldwide demand for reaching beyond offering bespoke accoutrements to standard models but reimagining the whole car’s physical form. So…

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Bold Plans for Donington Park

Former racer Dr Jonathan Palmer, CEO of MSV (Motorsport Vision), has acquired the famous Donington Park racing circuit’s neighbouring 28 acre Donington Hall estate that includes the Grade 11* Listed 18th century Donington Hall. The estate on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border was owned until 2020 by Stuart Garner the driving force behind Norton motorcycles.The elaborate Gothic…

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Rolls-Royce Sales Sparkle Around the World

You might think that with Covid and Brexit that the shine might have come off Rolls-Royce sales. But not a bit of it. For it seems that customers, especially in China, the US and the Asia Pacific regions cannot get enough of this thoroughly British product. In fact for the first quarter of 2021 the…

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Low Mode Hits Rolls-Royce Heights

For many Rolls-Royce owners the feeling of effortless and seamless transmission directed at the road and how the vehicle progresses in like manner is one of the marque’s great attractions – and has been since the Silver Ghost reinvented how the motor car performed and felt. Yet new and perhaps younger enthusiasts and owners of…

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Bentley Milestone

Amazing but true. In more than one hundred years of history the 200,000th car has only just been created at the factory in Crewe. And here’s an interesting fact – 75% of the total have been built there in the last 18 years. Bentley output at 85 cars a day equates to production levels per…

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New Design Chief for Bentley

There are not many car design opportunities more covetable than heading-up the team at Bentley Motors. But Andreas Mindt will be moving into the place vacated by his predecessor Stefan Sielaff who has left after six years to pursue interests outside of the firm. Mindt will take up his position at Crewe as Director of…

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FBHVC 2020 National Historic Vehicle Survey

The results of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs’ 2020 survey are now out and a summary of the statistics has been published in the infographic below – click on the image to enlarge it. Image copyright: FBHVC

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Bentley Flying Spur Gifts Ideas

For the owner who has just about everything – including a brand new Bentley Flying Spur – a range of bespoke themed gifts and collectors’ items have been announced. Inspired by the famous Flying B mascot that graced the fabulous Bentley 8-Litre in 1930 as a five guinea option Crewe has launched the famous mascot…

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New Apparition Appears at Goodwood

Any new sighting of spectral bodies emanating from West Sussex, however briefly, are always guaranteed to make local and national headlines. A brand new Ghost from Rolls-Royce, however, should be more than just a fleeting appearance and will undoubtedly produce shivers of excitement from all lovers of the regal marque. This Ghost supersedes the model…

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