Brilliant Bentley

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Brilliant Bentley

We had an inspirational time visiting Bentley last week in an interesting and informative event organised by Lucia Jenkins from Jardine Motors. Our fellow guests were from Clive Christian, Bea Couture, Brewin Dolphin, Bentley and Lingfield Park resort.   IMG_0158   The presentation was a great insight into the history of Bentley, as well as the founders including the Bentley Boys.   IMG_0174 IMG_0175 IMG_0195   IMG_0177

The racing car pictured above was produced 1921, and won Le Mans the same year!

IMG_0173   Nigel Lofkin gave us the most amazing tour of the Bentley factory and production line which is 1/3rd of a mile long! And contains only one robot (which seals the window screens). Everything else is assembled by hand. IMG_0184 IMG_0167 IMG_0166 IMG_0185 Bentley currently produce over 10,000 cars a year. They are about to launch a new SUV model called the Bentayga in September, we were privileged enough to be given a preview of this beautiful new car. Unfortunately cameras are banned from the secrecy of the production line, so we can't show you any visuals of this, but you have our assurance it was an incredible sight, and one to look out for!   IMG_0163 It was a truly amazing experience. Thanks everyone!

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