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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A MINI Rolls-Royce?

Photoshopping can produce interesting results:
But that's not what this is about.
There is a 'MINI' Rolls-Royce out there - well, sort of...
Back in the seventies the coolest city car was a Wood & Picket Margrave Mini. Rolls-Royce paint, highly polished lacquered wood and Connolly leather - at a price.
Today's equivalent is the Aston Martin Cygnet.
 Or rather, WAS.
Now there's a special run of 1,000 new BMW MINIs with similar treatment. Even down to the lambswool carpet overlays.
"The exclusive special edition MINI INSPIRED BY GOODWOOD was created by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars' chief interior designer Alan Sheppard, at the Iconic British marque's Goodwood home. With a limited production run of just 1000 and drawing on materials utilised in the craftsmanship of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, this is the most luxurious and elegant MINI yet."
Who would have thought we'd show MINIs on Bentleyspotting...?
I like it.
(Posted by David Irvine)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

New 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8

Here is a video from Bentley of the 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8.


Springfield Massachusetts USA

It is well known that from 1921 until 1931, Rolls-Royce had a factory in Springfield, Massachusetts USA.

They made the 40/50 hp chassis as well as Phantom 1.

Worth a pilgrimage? Why not!

A beautiful Bentley Continental and some friends made the trip.

The cars are photographed on the grounds of the old works.

Very nice indeed.

Here is the google street view for those who would like to go on a virtual tour.

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Thanks David for sending in the pictures.

Bentley Continental GT V8 at Navarra Circuit

Here is a very nicely producted video of the Bentley Continental GT V8 driving around Navarra Circuit.

I really like the camera movement in the video.

It makes me feel like I should go out any buy a video camera.

Bentley 8

Actually it is not a Bentley Eight.

It is a Bentley with the New South Wales registration number plate "8".

The number plate is said to be worth about $2 million.

Bentley Continental GT

The plate would look great on an 8L.

Bentley Speed 8

Here is a nice walk-a-round video of the Bentley Speed 8.

I so want to go for a ride in this one day.

I also want to order those winning stickers. I would put them on my Bentley for some fun for a day!

Ghost Undercover

Well known car spotter Alex Penfold came across this.

Certainly an interesting colour choice.

Matte black Rolls-Royce Ghost, with black wheels.


Not painting the centre caps is certainly makes this car more striking.

RT Details

  No, not the robot R2D2...
'R.T. Details' - as in Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner.
I just spent the day crawling over and around one of these. What a car!
Bentleyspotting has shown lots of pictures of these before but here a few of the details you may not normally take in.
Two tone mulberry and black leather with perforated leather on the inside edge of the bolsters:
The front fender meshed vent/duct :
The rear ventilation:
Sports pedals:
Piano lacquer black wood abound :
Chrome and leather shifter:
Bentley logos in the door cappings:
Lovely mesh grille:
Which is also used in the lower intakes:
I hadn't even noticed the 'BENTLEY MOTORS LTD' stamp before on the Flying B....
(Posted by David Irvine) 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Two Thumps Up

These guys look like they are having a great time in the Bentley Mulsanne.

Definitely two thumps up!

Thanks Massimo for uploading it!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bentley Enthusiast Markus Zippert

Markus Zippert seems like he really has things under control.

Check out just how cool it looks to drive a Bentley S series with a trailer, towing your Bentley Special.

To the Nurburgring.

As a wheelchair user, he has hand controls for both his Bentleys. Quite impressive.

Queen Elizabeth II & Duke Edinburgh Visit Nigeria

Here are some nice press photos of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH the Duke of Edinburgh on their visit to Nigeria.

The visit was held in 1956, and the car?

Well it is a 1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith LWB registration number ALW 11.

The body is very nice, and was made by Hooper & Co. Body No. 9867. Design No. 8335 being a 4 door cabrolet.

The lights embedded into the front fenders you don't see everyday.

Here is the car with a different paint job.

Rolls-Royce 1952 4 door cabrolet Silver Wraith ALW 11

Now with the roof raised.

The car was built for Nubar Gulbenkin Esq.

Rolls-Royce 1952 4 door cabrolet Silver Wraith ALW 11

Thanks rroyce0615 and Jimmy Tyler for uploading the photos.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Toronto Auto Show 2012

The Toronto International Auto Show is on this week.
Of course, Bentley and Rolls-Royce cars are on display.
Three Bentleys:
A Continental GTC, a GT and a Mulsanne:
It's always nice to look up close at things you wouldn't normally stare at:
Here is a video of the display.

The Rolls-Royce display was a bit disappointing. Just a Ghost Extended Wheelbase - nice enough, but simply plonked in there all alone...
The same dealer is also displaying a Bugatti Veyron and an Aston Martin One-77. Surely they could've mustered up a Phantom or two...
But over all, they have shown a nice selection of their wares and it was great to have the opportunity to see a Veyron up close.
Here's their link:
(posted by David Irvine)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Flying Through Water

Taken during Typhoon Nesat in Hong Kong.

A Bentley Continental Flying Spur hitting water.

Typhoon Nesat

Great action photography.

Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin 1929-32 Bentley 4½-Litre Supercharged Single-Seater

At the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, Sussex on the 29 June 2012 I think the auction house Bonhams is going to have a field day.

Well it kind of is a field day.

I am sure most people have read that the George Daniels car collection in on the block, following his death in October last year.

From Bonhams -
The jewel in the crown of the George Daniels Collection is the ex-Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin 1929-32 Bentley 4½-Litre Supercharged Single-Seater which set the Brooklands Outer Circuit Lap Record at more than 137mph in 1931. Daniels once wrote that, "For all its inconvenience it is a most exhilarating car to drive both on the road and track."

But what is quite nice is that we can hear from the man himself when he bought the car!

The link is here if the embed does not work.

I think Bonhams needs to be corrected. The record may not be 137mph.

We are talking about the best horologist in the world during his lifetime. Precision is everything.

I am going with Mr Daniels description of 139.65 miles per hour.

Here it is on the race track.

And the famous flying Bentley picture.

Bonhams expects that collection for fetch £8,000,000.

To make that money they are of course going on a marketing spree.

Feb 10 2012 a full page ad in the New York Times.

Last week the car was even sent to New York to be put on display.

Lucky for us, Bill went along to take a look.

Thanks Bill for sending in these pictures.

This is great! I love these details. You will not see these in the glamour catalogue, but it does show the history!

I am think the guy I give money to for Polo Shirts may have a good go at this one.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Voorjaarsrit "De Mascotte"

Enjoy the gathering.

It's quite large in fact.


Bentley S3 Big Foot


You have never seen the big foot before?

Come on! It's a Bentley S3 with go over anything wheels!

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