Bentley Motors is competing in the Mille Miglia next week with two of the company’s famous 4.5-Litre supercharged Blowers.
The 1930 Le Mans Team Car once owned by Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin, one of the most celebrated members of a group of British gentlemen racers known as the Bentley Boys, will be joined by a former company demonstrator Blower with its original Vanden Plas Open, Sports Four Seater body for this renowned event. Even after nine decades on the road, this second Blower continues to delight customers and guests from around the world with demonstration drives during visits to Bentley’s Crewe Headquarters.
Both Bentleys have successfully completed the modern Mille Miglia challenge several times and, with their classic dark green livery and distinctive, rumbling exhaust note, they’re welcomed by thousands of fans who line the route to support the drivers. To celebrate the start of Mille Miglia 2014, the Bentley team will meet with customers and friends from the Bentley Drivers in Brescia on the afternoon before the race.
For more information about the Bentley Drivers Club, please visit http://www.bdcl.co.uk/
Live updates from Mille Miglia 2014 will be provided over the course of the event via the Bentley Communications Twitter feed, @BentleyComms