Bentley Blowers Once Again Taking on Classic Mille Miglia Challenge
Bentley Motors is competing in Mille Miglia 2014 (May 15‑18) with two of the company’s famous 4.5-liter supercharged ‘Blowers’ taking on the 1,700 km route. 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 race.
In 2013, one of every four luxury cars delivered to consumers around the world was a Bentley. Last year was a record year for the company, with global deliveries increasing by 19% over 2012. By the end of 2013, Bentley had almost 200 dealerships in 54 countries. So it is not surprising that, even after nine decades of putting the Bentley brand on roads around the world, this second Blower continues to delight customers and guests from around the world with demonstration drives during visits to Bentley’s Crewe Headquarters.
Bentley Motors’ headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company’s three model lines, Continental, Flying Spur and Mulsanne. Bentley employs approximately 3,700 people at Crewe, and continues to hand down the skills necessary to produce this iconic British luxury brand.