Bentley Blitz on British Records

Stanley Mann made an impressive attack on long-standing British class records at the Lotus-owned Millbrook Proving Ground on May 30. Using his Speed Six Bentley, reputed to be standard except for its 19in tyres, he broke Cyril Paul’s six-litre Sports Delage’s 1930 200-mile record by more than 3 mph, raising it to 103 mph, subject to RAC confirmation.

Mann also broke British 200km and one-hour Class A records with his 3/8.3-litre Bentley, the car we tested in the February issue of Motor Sport. The hour was completed at 115 mph subject to confirmation, with the final lap at 118 mph; this betters the 1929 figure set by John Cobb in the 10.1/2-litre Delage, again by some 3 mph.