Publications

   The Foundation Publication No.5 "Battling Bentleys in Belgium" is now available in the Club Shop. Read more>

  £9.99 plus p&p.

  A pleasure to read as with all books by Johnnie Winther. His light style conveys the fun and disasters encountered when Bentley Drivers Club Members were let loose on the closed roads in Belgium in the 50s and 60s and early 70s and allowed to go as fast as they could. What is surprising are the speeds of some of the older cars.

A request for volunteers - Archivists Wanted

The Foundation needs Volunteers. If you have some time to spare to enjoy yourself and indulge in the delights of the "dusty" archives at Wroxton in the company of like minded souls, why not contact Tom Dine or Alan Bodfish at Wroxton. They will give you dates and times for the fun!!

Lunch in the local pub is obligitory.

Click on the link above for details

 

The Life Associate Badge

 

    

 

Life Associates will be receiving, or have already received the new bar mounted badge for their car.

Each badge is numbered and supplied according to the order the donations were made.

You will notice that the badge is distinctive and easily identified from a distance.

 

EXP 5

  In pursuit of not only its educational obligations but also providing rich enjoyment to its readers the Foundation continues its publishing career. Following the last offering 'Battling Bentleys in Belgium' by Johnnie Winther, our publication No 6 is now available entitled 'EXP 5 - The story of the Bentley Boys and their Bentley', by Clare Hay.
Priced at £15 plus postage and packing, this book of 130 pages is copiously illustrated in both black and white and colour, and tells the story of the racing mechanics and their Bentley, Experimental  No 5, assembled out of racing specification parts which could be robbed in the event of a failure in the other cars.
Order your copy now from Club Shop as this fascinating book has only a limited print run.

"This book is a very worthwhile read for those who are interested in the "behind the scenes" activities(and pranks) of the people involved in getting the cars into shape and producing them on the day, in addition to that of the history of the car. It makes easy reading and will be an ideal Christmas present even for non enthusiasts of old cars." AGS.

 

 

Foundation News

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