FBHVC 2020 National Historic Vehicle Survey

By webmaster | 31st December 2020

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

Bentley Flying Spur Gifts Ideas

By webmaster | 23rd December 2020

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…

New Apparition Appears at Goodwood

By webmaster | 9th September 2020

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…

Bentley Toothsome Threesome

By webmaster | 9th September 2020

The stage is set for the world debut of three Bentley models crafted by its Mulliner Division of the Crewe factory at this year’s Salon Prive’ to be held at the magnificent Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire from 22nd September to 26th September. This event celebrates the special Bentley and Mulliner bond which began in 1959…

Flying Spur’s Three-Dimensional Wood

By webmaster | 28th July 2020

Bentley is claiming a world first in offering three dimensional decorative wood panels in its new flagship Flying Spur saloon. Available in diamond patterned American Cherry or Walnut the special finish is only offered on the rear doors of the prestigious Mulliner versions of the brand new range-topping model. Maybe the 3D effect is just…

Rolls-Royce Purifies

By webmaster | 28th July 2020

While developing the new Ghost model to be launched this autumn, Rolls-Royce engineers are claiming their hi-tech air purifiers will create the cleanest micro-environment available in ay motor car. Topically, Rolls-Royce claims that its technological tour de force removes dust, pollen and harmful carbon particles and even viral and bacterial contaminants by using the latest…

Bentley Engineering Head Hails from VW

By webmaster | 5th June 2020

Fresh from Volkswagen, Dr.Matthias Rabe takes up his new position as Head of Engineering of Bentley in August. Werner Tietz who held the position for two years becomes Seat’s new executive vice-president for research and development. Seat’s former technical boss, Axel Andorff, is off to Skoda as head of Midsize and MEB product lines in…

Bentley V8 passes into history

By webmaster | 5th June 2020

It is with great sadness that after 60 years of service, the staple 6.7-litre V8 engine enjoyed by so many, now passes into history while notching-up a record as the longest continuous production V8 engine ever. That this engine was still largely hand-assembled and crafted probably makes this decision inevitable. With the 30th and last…

Rolls-Royce Returns to Work with Sleek New Convertible

By webmaster | 25th May 2020

The Goodwood factory returned to limited car production in May – the first British plant to do so. The company has also released details of a brand new two-seater roadster called the Dawn Silver Bullet. This limited edition sees the Dawn’s two rear seats replaced by a sleek cowling of titanium and metallic silver. A…

Bentley Blows Back to the Future

By webmaster | 14th May 2020

Bentley has caused a bit of a stir by laying down a dozen recreations of the iconic Twenties 4.5-litre Blower models championed by Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin. The £1.5 million plus machines are being lovingly recreated by Bentley Motors bespoke car operation Mulliner. The Blower Bentleys of old were always controversial as WO himself was…