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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Happy 50th!


The Silver Shadow/ T series car is now fifty years old.

Introduced to the public in Autumn 1965 (1966 model) as the most radical new Rolls-Royce ever. 
A monocoque body... 
Oh my....No more chassis.
The automotive journalist John Bolster was quoted as saying " A new car for modern conditions".
He went on to say how the car 'felt astonishingly small being a car of reasonable size'.
The car was an instant hit.
Very different from its predecessor, the Silver Cloud III

Courtesy of John Blatchley, Martin Bourne (pictured), Bill Allen and their team. 


The rounded grille Bentley T version:

I have admired these cars for a long time and they are fantastic cars to own. Not too expensive compared to the silly prices of classic cars these day. Buy them, stay on top of their issues (old car issues) and love them forever. Good value for money. 
Get one before their prices go silly too....

(Posted by David Irvine)

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Alive & Kicking.

This may seem wrong....

"It came down to the wire but Ben Crombie has joined the ranks of Orange car enthusiasts to display his prized vehicle at the Summernats in Canberra.

Mr Crombie left in the early hours on Thursday with his family ahead of the 11am scrutineering so he could show his prized 1965 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow.

Mr Crombie has owned the car for 10 years and started an overhaul six months ago that included a new motor, new brake system, installing seatbelts, which did not come originally, and hiding the wiring.

He was still working on the car throughout the night on Christmas Eve after weeks working on it past midnight each day in the weeks leading up to the Summernats.

"I did it all myself," Mr Crombie said.

The upgraded model has a more powerful Chevrolet motor and Ford brakes and Mr Crombie only had his first drive two days before the Summernats started so he decided to pull out of the burnout competition to prevent damaging the motor.

"It's right to drive but not to lean on that hard for burnouts," Mr Crombie said.

However, he has been selected as one of about 60 cars from the 1700 entrants to go in the street cruise this morning.

This is the third time he has taken the Rolls Royce to the event and will be his second showing after it blew a diff at the entry to the grounds in his first attempt three years ago.

Previous cars he has fixed up were not finished in time to take to the event.

A life-long car enthusiast, Mr Crombie has travelled to Canberra each year to take in the atmosphere of burnt rubber and roaring engines but this is the first time the annual event has become a family affair with his wife and two children also going along for the ride.

"Usually I just go for the party," he said."

The car is still alive...

Not on a scrap heap.

I'm okay with this.

(Posted by David Irvine)

Friday, September 25, 2015

Stock List (1985)

Here at Team Bentley Spotting we enjoy browsing old stock lists, imagining we could travel back in time and buy all our favourite Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars at bargain prices.

Here we have a Frank Dale & Stepson stocklist from 1985: take a browse and check out what you could have bought 30 years ago...


Monday, September 21, 2015

British Car Day, Bronte Creek Park, Ontario, Canada.

The third Sunday of September every year.
BCD Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Ontario, Canada.

Massive, massive showing of a thousand British built or designed cars.
Anything goes....

A great turnout of Proper Motor Cars today.

Good registration number here:

And my shocking factory Mustard Parkertex  veloured, Regency Bronze T got a third place award (simply people's choice) in the Bentley category.

Beaten by two MK VIs.

First place. GM's car.

I never took a photo of the second place car. OMG...!

Sorry, but a Morgan Aero on Bentley Spotting. What a cool car...

And other nice British cars.
Rover 3500S:


Moggie van:

A brilliant day.

Thoroughly enjoyed the eight hours I spent there.

(Posted by David Irvine)

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Blast in the Bentley

It's always fun to see people having fun in their Bentleys.

Check out this girl having a good go at driving hers.

I dig the driving gloves.

Bentley Racing at the Nurburgring

The last round of the Blancpain Endurance Series at the Nurburgring is on soon.

I'm certainly looking forward to watching these Bentley Boys racing.

"Sitting in second place in the PRO Cup Teams’ championship, Bentley Team M-Sport is looking to take a maximum score from either of its two Bentley Continental GT3s to close the nine-point gap and leapfrog the leader.

In addition, the drivers of the #7 Bentley Continental GT3 - Guy Smith (GB), Andy Meyrick (GB) and Steven Kane (GB) - will be looking to win the PRO Cup Drivers’ championship. With a 15-point deficit and five drivers/driver line-ups ahead of them in the table, the challenge is tough and the car must finish on the podium to have even a chance of lifting the series’ trophy.

This weekend wearing #31, a race-winning number for Bentley at the famous Brooklands racetrack in 1929, the team of Andy Soucek (ES), Maxi Buhk (DE) and Maxime Soulet (BE) is determined to end the season on a high in its identical 4.0-litre V8-powered machine and, with points from the highest scoring car counting towards the teams’ championship tally, both Bentley Continental GT3s will be equally focussed on an outright race-win"

You can watch the race live here on below.

Also BentleyComms will be live tweeting from the Nurburgring - check what they are saying below.

Good luck Bentley Boys!

Her is some qualifying action.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bentley Bentayga SUV - Full In-Depth Tour at IAA 2015

Here is a good in depth review.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

"Configure Yourself..."

Sorry Oliver, I said "Configure, not Consider".

Well you can make your own personal version of the newest  RR & B products now.

The new Dawn

And the new Bentayga

It's addictive. And fun...

Go nuts:

(Posted by David Irvine)

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