Bentley celebrate 70 Years of Design at Crewe

By webmaster | 2nd October 2021

Bentley is celebrating 70 years since it established its own design department at the historic Crewe HQ. The first Crewe-designed Bentley was the R-Type Continental of 1951 which was arguably Chief Designer John Blatchley’s finest expression of postwar aerodynamic form. Blatchley had been poached from famed coachbuilder Gurney Nutting who constructed the famous streamlined Blue…

Spectre revealed as name for new Rolls-Royce Electric Vehicle

By webmaster | 2nd October 2021

There’s not only a much-hyped new James Bond film being released but with a suitably theatrical flourish Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös has also announced that the company’s much anticipated electric vehicle will appear in Quarter 4 in 2023. The name will be Spectre, which follows the spooky monickers applied down the ages but some may…

UK signs required when going abroad

By webmaster | 30th September 2021

Signs of the Times If you go down to the Docks today you’re in for a big surprise…. Yes folks your car – even your classic car – as of this 28th September 2021will have to display a new UK plate on its rear end rather than the traditional GB plate. This change has nothing…

Bentley Notches-up Historic Profitability

By webmaster | 8th August 2021

For a company used to breaking records bagging the company’s highest ever half year profits in its 102 year history must be something of a comfort in these troubled times. The firm posted 178 million Euros of profit from the sale of 7,199 Bentleys across its range to worldwide markets – something that WO Bentley…

Landspeed record holder honoured with special Rolls-Royce models

By webmaster | 27th June 2021

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…

Rolls-Royce brings back Coach Building

By webmaster | 19th June 2021

  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…

Bold Plans for Donington Park

By webmaster | 11th April 2021

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…

Rolls-Royce Sales Sparkle Around the World

By webmaster | 11th April 2021

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…

Low Mode Hits Rolls-Royce Heights

By webmaster | 5th April 2021

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…

Bentley Milestone

By webmaster | 5th April 2021

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…