Articles tagged Bentley Motors Ltd

Page 46 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, September 1990

Rolls-Royce and the 8-litre Bentley

It is well known that in 1930 Rolls-Royce was alarmed at the performance and appeal of WO Bentley's fine 8-litre model, which was in direct competition with its Phantom II Rolls-Royce. This was overcome by buying the financially ailing Bentley Motors in a carefully disguised deal, and later on by refusing to let WO use his name on a Lagonda he had designed. The closure of the old Bentley Motors...

Page 122 of May 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 122, May 2011

On the road... with Ed Foster

NORWICH, NORFOLKSnetterton gets Palmer touch Motorsport vision boss has used racing experience to help revamp track Jonathan Palmer admits that the £3.5 million revamp of Snetterton is a bold move. However, the chief executive of MotorSport Vision — the company that owns and runs five UK circuits including the Norfolk track — expects to recover the capital cost within 10 years. "It was a big...

Page 118 of October 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 118, October 2004

Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor's notebook The Goodwood Revival is the best historic race meeting in the world. Minutely organised, superbly staged, it has transformed everyone's perception of old car racing. Other events here and abroad may try to follow Lord March's recipe, but they are unlikely to assemble enough of the key ingredients. But let's not forget that there are also long-established, honourable club...

Page 49 of February 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, February 1985

Vintage postbag

Howe and Campbell Sir, That Type 43 Bugatti which won the first Mountain race at Brooklands, I am certain that it was Lord Howe's not Campbell's. I was completing my engineering apprenticeship at Bentley Motors Ltd at that time, and had been at the track earlier that week. We had been unable to test a Le Mans replica 4½ on the full course, because the Mountain circuit was in use. I joined Malcolm...

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