During half term it was a real pleasure to join the group of Prize Draw Winners on a tour of Bentley. It was genuinely fascinating to find out about the rich history of the company’s origins and how Bentley have developed into a world class organisation and class leader.

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In the inspiring hands of our host Alan Powell we visited the Heritage Centre and looked at some of the vintage Bentleys on display. Alan talked with great understanding and enthusiasm about the earliest days of the company and how it evolved. It is fair to say that the cars themselves are the star of the show and it is amazing what skilled engineers can create.

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See more about Bentley Motors here.

“To build a fast car, a good car, the best in its class.”

(W.O. Bentley, Founder)

Bentley Motors was founded by W.O. Bentley. The first car to bear his name pulled out of New Street Mews, London in 1919.From modest beginnings, the company moved from strength to strength – in a relentless pursuit of both luxury and performance. Were it not for the brand’s five victories at Le Mans in the 1920s, plus a sixth in 2003, this combination could be seen as a contradiction in terms. In which case, it could be said that Bentley continues to create the most acclaimed contradictions on the road today.

Almost a century later, W.O.’s vision continues to guide the company’s beliefs, actions and ambitions.