During the last few months a Super-Cham cleaning cloth has been used extensively for washing and polishing. Although, when wet, it does not handle as well as a good leather, it does do the job effectively, and has the advantage of remaining pliable when dry.
With almost daily use getting London grime from windows, and at weekends removing road dirt, this cloth seems to have a good life.
Available from most garages-and accessories stores.
New Bentley records
The Bentley DC has never shrunk from proving publicly the prowess of the old-school Bentley in present times. The Club has organised record attacks and high-speed runs at Jabbeke, Montlhery and Monza, and last month ten members assembled their Bentleys near Antwerp to take part in onslaughts on Belgian National Class ss and fs kilometre records. J Goddard’s 3-litre with 8-litre engine averaged 136.149 mph over the fs kilometre, beating a couple of Jaguar E-types and being vanquished only by a Ferrari 250 GT for ftd. Sedgwick’s R-type Bentley Continental saloon set a new Class record of 109.760 mph, as did Burton’s 4-litre Special and Brogden’s 3-litre. The two latter Bentleys were timed at 116.264 mph and 29.84 sec, and 89:049 mph and 34.92 sec, respectively, for the fs and ss kilometre runs. Good vintage propaganda and fine motoring!