Images by David LaChance video courtesy of Bentley Motors.

From its inception, the Bentley has been a higher-overall performance, extremely-substantial top quality automobile that is carried the spirits of wealthy playboy racers, ahead-pondering engineers, and the guy who was established to build England’s very best sporting autos, W.O. Bentley. This marque’s heritage also owes a lot to its next patron, Rolls-Royce, the business that took on the battling Bentley Motors Ltd. and sooner or later fostered it as the sporting, driver-centered counterpart to Rolls-Royce’s ultra-luxurious limousines. No make a difference the chassis classic or color of the grille “label,” every Bentley to use the winged “B” has represented the very best motoring that Britain has to present.

While the to start with creation Bentley product –the 3 Litre– didn’t arise right up until 1921, this automaker will mark its 100th anniversary 1 yr from the day this was penned, July 10, 2019, as this represents the establishment of Bentley Motors, Ltd. In the ensuing many years, Bentley created some of the most collectible and respected vehicles to come from England, which include the legendary 4 1/2 Litre, the gorgeous fastback R-Variety Continental and its S-1 Traveling Spur sedan counterpart, and the daring Turbo R.

This 1952 Bentley Mark VI activity saloon represented Bentley’s 1st manufacturing unit-bodied model.

Bentley Motors has established a exclusive anniversary web page, full with several historical-themed articles or blog posts, as properly as released a small movie -“Together we are Remarkable: The Tale of Bentley Motors”- to kick off its centenary 12 months in great design and style.

As the Bentley media internet site clarifies, “The movie makes use of a striking mixture of 3D-scanned actors turned into electronic ‘metal’ sculptures stylized archive imagery and Hollywood-quality motion graphic technological innovation to notify the Bentley tale. Shot applying 4k ALEXA Mini digital camera technological know-how and bespoke rigs, the film was manufactured by Oscar-profitable visible consequences organization, The Mill. It begins with W.O. Bentley touching an aluminium paperweight (the inspiration for his revolutionary aluminium piston style) to a wall which then will come to life, having the viewer on an participating journey across Bentley’s close to-century of innovation and success. The famous Bentley Boys and Ladies star, as do the Le Mans-veteran ‘Blower’ and Velocity 8, along with Woolf Barnato for the duration of his well-known race towards the ‘Blue Train’. The movie is also encouraged by the designs, surfaces and deluxe components that have created Bentley the enduring automotive model it is right now.”

Have you at any time motored in Bentley? And which is your favored 100-calendar year-outdated automaker?