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Saturday, May 23, 2015

It's Gumball 3000 Time!

I'm a big fan of the Gumball 3000. It kicks off this weekend.

There are a number of Bentley and Roll-Royce cars on the rally.

Here is a preview.



This one is subtle.



Monday, May 11, 2015

Velvet Green


My favourite thing.
No, not green velvet....



OK Bruce, I said NOT.....



Jeez...

Anyway my favourite Rolls-Royce in Velvet Green.









Yes, a Camargue.
Just over 500 ever built. Once the most expensive production car in the world. Like buying a Bugatti Veyron today.
Only VERY important people bought these cars new...



This 1976 example is for sale. I would if I could but I have another commitment.



The famous Pininfarina design.



Sooo seventies.



With it's famous aircraft cockpit style gauges.



Biscuit tan leather.



Seating for four only.









She's available right here:





(Posted by David Irvine)

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Oooh, Fashion...!



"Fashion! 
Turn to the left 
Fashion! 
Turn to the right 
Oooh, fashion! 
We are the goon squad and we're coming to town 
Beep-beep Beep-beep "

None other than David Bowie singing that one.
 - But wait a minute,  Rolls-Royce has got into it too.....



Oi!, Turn the left...!



Sorry, the right....



Anyway, Rolls-Royce has something, euh... different:

"This season, Rolls-Royce presents a fresh take on monochromatic styling with Wraith Inspired by Fashion. This look is all about strong contrasts, ultra-luxe fabrics and couture-inspired detailing.
Chic, distinctive and effortlessly stylish, Inspired by Fashion's contemporary styling has timeless appeal."



Call Security to aisle five! Steering wheel theft!

"Punctuated with a choice of three vivid accent colours, tailor the look to reflect your own personal style. Or go Bespoke and commission your own unique expression of Wraith."



"We are the goon squad and we're coming to town 
Beep-beep Beep-beep " - David Bowie there.


 
"There's a brand new talk, but it's not very clear 
Oh bop 
That people from good homes are talking this year 
Oh bop, fashion It's loud and tasteless and I've heard it before 
Oh bop 
You shout it while you're dancing on the ole dance floor 
Oh bop, fashion " - David Bowie again.



"Style, inspired by fashion – this Wraith captures the allure of haute couture in the same way as a designer is inspired by their muse."  RR Motorcars.



"Listen to me - don't listen to me 
Talk to me - don't talk to me 
Dance with me - don't dance with me, no 
Beep-beep 
Beep-beep " - David Bowie.

And my own line:
Can somebody get the door for me...?


 

"Beep beep"



Just making light of it.

"Oh, bop, do do do do do do do do 
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fashion 
Oh, bop, do do do do do do do do 
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fashion 
La-la la la la la la-la"



Custom luggage too.



"There's a brand new talk, but it's not very clear 
Oh bop 
That people from good homes are talking this year 
Oh bop, fashion It's loud and tasteless and I've heard it before 
Oh bop 
You shout it while you're dancing on the ole dance floor 
Oh bop, fashion "
Mr (not 'Sir' -he turned the knighthood down) Bowie, "Didja order one yet?"
Opinions, anyone?

(posted by David Irvine)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Chris Harris on Cars and the Bentley Continental GT3R

Here is Chris Harris sliding the 2195 kg Bentley Continental GT3R around a track.



Stickers on a Bentley? Yeah I go there.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Continental Crusin'

We all have different preferences and tastes. 
 
Take this Bentley Continental Convertible - it stands out for both its paintwork and its aftermarket wheels.
 
 
Lets take a closer look at those alloys...
 
 
And the custom steering wheel...
 
 
Not a car for purists, but nothing too difficult to change back to original if you wish.
 
What would you do?!
 
 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Black or White....

Okay, make your mind up.



A photo sent to me today - chopped....



Chop...



Chop...



Wait a minute...



That's like wearing a suit with no shoes. So wrong.


(Posted by David Irvine)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Time Travel Spots, Part 2

Team Bentley Spotting has once again obtained some spots from history...
 
This time of W.O. Bentleys.
 
First up, a 1923 3 litre
 
Next, a 1928 3 litre
 
A 1930 4 1/2 litre
 
A 1925 3 litre
 
An unidentified 3 litre
 
A 1926 3 litre
 
A 1924 3 litre
 
A 1927 3 litre
 
A 1928 4 1/2 litre
 
And, finally, for now, a 1926 3 litre
 
More to come soon...
 
 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Cherry Blossoms

It's "hanami" or cherry blossom season in Japan - a welcome sign of Spring when many contemplate the pink hued white sakura (or cherry blossom flowers) while making plans for the remainder of the year....
 
 
And here we have a 1991 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Convertible that matchhes the cherry blossom:
 
  
 
 
 
Even the interior continues the theme:
 
 
 
 
 
With this car there is no need for hanami to only be once a year.

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