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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bentley Motors Sends Two of its Best to 2014 Mille Miglia

Bentley Blower
Photo courtesy Bentley Motors
One of the classic car events at the top of my “wouldn’t it be nice” list is the modern version of the Mille Miglia, an annual 1,700 kilometre race through Italy for cars that could have competed in the original endurance races held from 1927 to 1957 (with interruptions for both World Wars). So many fabulous classics to admire!

This year’s, which starts tomorrow,  will include two Bentley Blowers being sent by Bentley Motors. One is the 1930 Le Mans “team car,” formerly belonging to Bentley Boy Tim Birkin, the other a demonstrator Blower. Both have completed the Mille Miglia on several occasions and I’m sure they’re quite popular with the spectators. In fact, if you’re lucky enough to visit Bentley headquarters in Crewe, you might even get a ride in the demonstrator.

Bentley Blower
Photo courtesy Bentley Motors

For Bentley fans, the pre-race gathering of the Bentley Drivers Club might be even more fun than watching the race. They’re expecting cars and drivers from all over. “We plan to see Bentley’s Blowers and their drivers off in style. There will be Bentleys from all eras, some of them extremely rare, in Brescia to mark the start of Mille Miglia and it should be a real celebration of great cars”, comments Steve Miller, Club Secretary of the Bentley Drivers Club.




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