But really, Australian's actually know what a Holden Kingswood is really good for, and that is certainly not a Rolls-Royce, it is for this!
I love it that the guy in the back right hand side seat is wearing thongs (yes, that is what his footwear is call), about a meat pies width away from flames. That's Aussie mate.
Let's go straight to the Summernats cun...
PS. Yes, I am Australian, and I do like Football, Meat Pies, Kangaroos and Holden Cars. I have no other interests.
I'm still giggling that I managed to make a video of four Aussies bogans doing a massive burnout in a HQ Kingswood completely relevant and appropriate and on topic for a blog about Bentley and Rolls-Royce cars.... Thank you.
February 6th of this year was the 100th anniversary of the registration of Charles Sykes' 'The Spirit of Ecstasy'.
To commemorate this day 100 Rolls-Royces drove through the streets of London passing such places as the old Rolls-Royce showroom building on Conduit Street and Charles Rolls' birthplace at 35 Hill Street.
Two very famous RR & B number plates. The third, of course is 1800TU.
But I've just discovered that the registration AX201 (that graces the original Silver Ghost) and 1WO (the Bentley Motors favourite plate) are from the same region.
Monmouthshire in Wales, of all places. What a coincidence. A place where you're not sure if you're Welsh or English. (By the way the suffix TU is from Cheshire so no surprise there)
To quote from Wikipedia:
'The historic county of Monmouthshire was formed from the Welsh Marches by the Laws in Wales Act 1535. It bordered Gloucestershire to the east, Herefordshire to the northeast, Brecknockshire to the north, and Glamorgan to the west. Between the 16th and 20th centuries there was some ambiguity as to whether the county was part of Wales or England, but since 1974 the area has been placed definitively in Wales. The eastern and southern boundaries of the historic county and the current principal area are the same, along the River Wye and Severn estuary; however, the western two-fifths of the historic county are now administered by the other unitary authorities of Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Caerphilly and Newport. The administrative county of Monmouthshire, and associated lieutenancy were abolished in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972. The area largely became part of the new local government and ceremonial county of Gwent.'
Now these two number plates, I'm guessing one Hong Kong, one main land China. Probably off to the Casino.
From this angle I'm not 100% sure it is an Arnage RL 250, but we will go with it, as it has an amazing number plate. It looks like down under to me, with a Ford Falcon taxi at the front, Perth I think.
This is quite an artistic photo of an Arnage RL 250.
Vladislav uploaded this photo of a lady in an Arnage RL. It's not quite on the street, but quite nice to look at.
This in fact could be a Bentley Arnage RL 450, as there is certainly a lot of room for those legs in the back seat.
Thanks to all the people who uploaded their photos.
I have a fond spot for the Bentley Motor Car marque and often stumble across Bentleys that I find interesting.
My plan is to post pictures and comments of Bentley cars that I observe both on the Interweb, and in real life.
Historically the Bentley has been the sporting man's Rolls-Royce, so when I am not feeling sporting I may post about Rolls-Royce cars.
Fellow RR&B enthusiasts David Irvine and Andy are also helping out posting articles. Thanks guys.
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