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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Bentley Cake and Eat It

So, start with a precise shape. Seems familiar hey.



Make cake and sculpture.



Ice precisely.



Then serve.



Just check out the detail.

It looks great Donna, of DeliciousArts.com in LA.

But it's not the first desert featured - that when to Kristofer from Sweden who made a Rolls-Royce Ginger Spur here.

Oh, and here is another.



Maybe I feel like cake.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Dyson Racing Team Bentley at Sonoma Raceway Pirelli World Challenge

Here is a summary from the Team Bentley race today in the US.



We started 2nd and 3rd on the grid.



The Bentley Boys look happy.



And from the grid.



Watch the full race here.


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream



And the result.









Well done on the podium.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S In Depth Review

Kyle is a pretty famous YouTuber.

His thing is to do these in depth car reviews which talks about all the little details.

They are pretty popular, with 239,368,491 views so far.

He even got to go along to Gumball 3000 this year as part of the media crew.

Here he is doing this thing with a GT V8 S.



Thanks Kyle for doing your thing.

Monday, August 18, 2014

[More] More Than Four...

Back in July 2013, Team Bentley Spotting posted "More Than Four..." featuring Rolls-Royce and Bentley limousines with six doors.
 
 
It includes photos of 11 different six-door cars...
 
And now we have one more. It's a 1994 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit III that was stretched in 1998 and since used for limousine hire.
 
 
The coachbuilder isn't identified,but be we suspect its a former AW Lymn Limousine Services car, and therefore most likely converted by Coway Ltd of Westhaughton to their specific requirements.
 
 
 
 
 
 
It's not the most luxurious specification, but practical for when you have six passengers climbing in and out.
 
And it's very, very looooooong...
 
(Posted by Andy)
 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Robert Jankel Azur

Here at Team Bentley Spotting we are big fans of coachbuilt Rolls-Royce & Bentley cars from the eighties.
 
So we get very excited when we discover another example of these rare cars.
 
And one of the rarest is the Rolls-Royce (or Bentley) Azur by Robert Jankel Designs Ltd, available in both coupe or spyder versions.Here is a Robert Jankel leaflet featuring the car:
 
First, the renderings...
 
 
And the specifications...
 
 
Most of the Azurs are believed to have been bought by the Brunei Royal Family and remain in their collection, but every now and then an example is listed for sale.
 
And here is one!
 
 
It's a 1989 Rolls-Royce Azur Spyder, originally commissioned by a Middle Eastern sheikh, freshly refinished in metalic wine red and with 74,000kms from new.  
 
 
 
The  conversion includes lengthening the doors, both to maintain the balance of the design and to also aid access to the rear seats, while the power-operated hood was advertised as more advanced than offered on the Rolls-Royce Corniche II Convertible of the time.
 
 
 
The interior also includes a bespoke centre console to the front and a redesigned bench seat to the rear.
 
 
 
It's a very rare and interesting car.
 
Please let us know if you are aware of others.
 
For those of you who have never heard of the Robert Jankel Azur, Team Bentley Spotting has some previous posts:
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bentley Mulsanne Launch Film 1981

Here is some retro viewing for you.

Seen this photo before of the 1981 Bentley Mulsanne when it was launched?



It's sporting the 1900TU Crewe number plates of most of the Bentley press cars.

Here is another angle with the aircraft flying above.



What is cool is that along with this photo shoot there also was a video!

Check out the 1981 Bentley Mulsanne Launch Film.



Quite cool to see.



Once Bentley added to turbo to this car, it really reinvigorated the Bentley brand.

A good dose of Bentley history.

Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit Ute

I do like it when I see a car I have never seen before.

And here is one. A Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit Ute.



It's great. And wrong. And great.

It's quite cleaver to move the rear window forward and keep the original slope.

They have even kept the petrol filler.

The car was spotted in Saudi Arabia and uploaded to Instagram.

Thanks to Jee Be for sharing it.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Pebble Beach and the Monterey Car Week

This week is the Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach.

For Bentley it will be the North American debut of the Continental GT3-R.

I'm sure there will be plenty of Bentley and Rolls-Royce cars around.

Denis is there, and spotted this Bentley Mk VI with presumably a Swiss body.

Off to be auctioned presumably.



Certainly a lot of chrome.

Hopefully more pictures from will come through.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Clouds, Shadows, Corniches and Spirits Galore

A shot from atop the hill last week.


(Posted by David Irvine)

Alpine Silver Ghost

Alpine Silver Ghost at the National meet last week.


What a stunning car.







(Posted by David Irvine)

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