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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Vietnam in 80 breakdowns

Okay, you've decided to drive from England to Vietnam….


Over 8,000 miles (11,800kms) through Europe, Central Asia and China on roads ranging from motorways to single lane sand tracks:


So which car would be best for the trip?


Land Rover Defender? Mercedes G-Wagen? Toyota Landcruiser? 4WD for sure?


Not if you're "Brummy" of the "80breakdowns crew". His choice of transport? A 1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II…I like his style!


Here it is before the trip:


In Austria:

And with another UK registered Silver Shadow II in Moldova (


On route repairs:


And dirt tracks:


Great trip guys!


Read more about the journey on the "80breakdowns" blog just here:


(Posted by Andy)

Something Old, Something New...

Our Ken (Kenjonbro on Flickr) was out at 'The Square' on Sunday and spotted these:

A nice Turbo R 

Clear lenses and all...

Then a modern (yet, early) GT :

Then a couple of newer Goodwood Ghosts:

Nice colour here:

And this lovely Silver Shadow II:

Oh, I've just gotta go to London....

Thanks Ken.

(Posted by David Irvine)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Beauty Rings

Yeah, it's an odd term. But it's what those coloured and pinstriped (well, they should be..) trim rings on Rolls-Royce and Bentley wheel covers are referred to.

Most often simply the body colour or the side colour of the car if it's two tone.

Red car, red beauty rings...

Green car...
Green rings.
Two tone car:
And so on...
But here's an interesting one on Ebay:
Chrome rings with body colour pinstriping.
It works.
Another one of Parkward Motors'  Rodd Sala's nice Silver Shadows.

(Posted by David Irvine)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Drive By Shooting

Our newest Bentleyspotter friend Brian in Belfast, Northern Ireland shot this one especially for us.

A GTC in Belfast. A convertible in Belfast. I'm sure the roof is rarely down.

Thanks Brian, we need more Belfast RR & B shots like I did years ago.
But what happened to the 'Benz in front?

Here's an old one of mine from 1980 just off the Lisburn Road to set the tone:

(Posted by David Irvine)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Full Grid Walk for the 2013 Gumball 3000

Here we go!

Gumball 3000 is on again. Here is Tim at the grid giving us a run down on this year's cars.

Just cool! Thanks Tim for sharing.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Vorsteiner Ghost


Rolls-Royce and Bentley mods.
Here's their Ghost modification.

Quite subtle.


I'd do it to a Ghost if I had one.

There's one on Ebay with a bit more:

2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost VORSTEINER in Costa Mesa, California

2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost VORSTEINER in Costa Mesa, California

2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost VORSTEINER in Costa Mesa, California

Verrry coool...

A boot lid spoiler on a Rolls-Royce?

2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost VORSTEINER in Costa Mesa, California

It works.

2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost VORSTEINER in Costa Mesa, California

It may ride horribly on the 24 inchers, but does look good...
(Posted by David Irvine)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Live from London....

Well, our Ken was out in 'The Square' today and shot these:

A Mulsanne:

Conti GT:


Conti Flying Spur:

Silver Seraph:


A Ghost:

A Phantom FHC:

And the heavy machinery, the Nigerian embassy's Phantom VI:

Nice shots, as always Ken.

(Posted by David Irvine)

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