Recently, Bentley Motors announced that they will be an Official Partner for the upcoming 79th Goodwood Members Meeting which will be held on April 9-10, 2022. The Goodwood Members’ Meeting is a weekend of motor racing of grand proportions. It aims recreate the 1950s and 1960s camaraderie and atmosphere that was felt at the original BARC Members’ Meetings that was held at Goodwood.
10 iconic Bentleys will be showcased in support of the event. The vehicles represent the 90 years of Bentley history starting from 1929 until 2019. With the growth of Bentley’s carbon neutral factory and campus, it is unsurprising that the famed Heritage Collection has grown as well.
The six new additions that encompasses the 72 years of the company’s history include:
• 1929 Speed Six, completing Bentley’s pre-war collection
• 1949 Mark VI, an example of the first Bentley built in Crewe
• 1963 S3 Standard Saloon, the most exquisite four-door of the period
• 1984 Continental, a drophead formerly used by the chairman
• 1991 Turbo R, that started the rebirth of Bentley as a sporting brand
• 2001 Arnage Red Label, the return of the 6¾ V8 to Bentley sedans
Bentley Speed Six
One of the company’s pre-war vehicles is the Bentley Speed Six. The 6½ Liter’s high-performance version, the Speed Six eventually became Bentley’s most successful racing model. Woolf Barnato, Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin and Glen Kidston drove the Speed Six to eventually win the 1929 and 1930 Le Mans. The GU 409, Bentley’s own example, was delivered in September 1929 and was built originally for a W.F. Watson and had a Weymann saloon body by Victor Broom.
Bentley Mark VI
Unveiled in May 1946, it was the first post-war new production model from Crewe and was named the Mark VI. Using the existing 4½-Liter straight six engine and independent front suspension, it wasn’t long before the Mark VI became the highest selling Bentley model with 5,000 cars produced and sold between 1946 and 1952. After 73 years, the Mark VI – AGO 2 – is back in Crewe. It has an H.J. Mulliner body with a two-tone green on black finish. AGO 2 is a key design link between the Embiricos Bentley and Mk V Corniche from the 1930s, and the R-Type Continental of 1952.
Bentley S3 Standard Saloon
In 1955, the S-Type eventually replaced the R-Type. It was an improved and updated version that had a separate chassis, straight-six engine, and a factory produced body. At the time, the standard factory-bodied S-Type saloon was priced at £3,295 which was around 10 times today’s annual income. From 1955 to 1965, there were three versions of the S-Type. The 2nd generation, the S2 had a new V8 engine, power steering which was given as standard, and the end of a manual transmission. The final generation of the S-Type was very similar to the S2. Its most noticeable exterior difference is the four-headlamp layout. A 1963 S3 Standard Saloon will be the one displayed with the heritage fleet and it is arguably one of the prettiest saloon body styles, it has a Garnet finish and is registered 176 FGH.
In 1984, the Bentley Continental was greatly influenced by the T-Series which was introduced in the 1960s. Bentley’s new example, A455 YGJ, came out during the most challenging times in the marque’s history. Sales volumes were the lowest in the company’s history. Bentley never compromised, however, and the model stayed true to Bentley’s values. The example was personally used by the chairman at the time as a company car. Significant changes on how the company was run and the use of the forced induction in Bentley’s 6 ½-Liter V8 revealed the shape of the Turbo R at the 1985 Geneva Motor Show.
Bentley Turbo R
During the early nineties, the popularity of the marque has considerably grown, which could be attributed to the success of the Mulsanne Turbo. Turbocharging has given back to the brand’s products their performance edge. At the time, they were considered to be the fasters, most comfortable, and most luxurious sedans in the world. The ‘R’ in Turbo R meant road-holding and it rode on the success of the Mulsanne Turbo. It was, however, given more power, a stuffer chassis, and it did not compromise on either luxury or quality. J101 PKL, an example of Bentley’s 1991 Turbo R is a great representative of the model that helped bring Bentley back on the road to success.
Bentley Arnage Red Label
In 1998, Bentley was bought by the Volkswagen Group. One of the first things the company did was to take the 4.4-liter V8 engine of the Bentley Arnage and replaced it with the gigantic 6 ¾-Liter V8 from the two-door Continentals. This created the Arnage Red Label which made its debut at the 1999 Frankfurt Motor Show, and they highlighted the example’s level of torque (835 Nm) which no other sedan can match. Accompanying the engine are the redesigned front suspension and bigger brakes., It was also
Title: 79th Goodwood Members Meeting Showcases Expanded Heritage Collection
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Published Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2022 19:14:39 +0000
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BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
Written by Barbara Toombs
Fremont Street in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
Millions of visitors are understandably attracted to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas’ renowned Strip each year, where world-class resorts, casinos, shows and incredible dining options are the name of the game.
What many don’t realize is that there’s another fascinating side to the Entertainment Capital of the World, headlined by two cultural districts known simply as Downtown and Chinatown.
Downtown Las Vegas (also known as DTLV) is really where this unique desert city got its start. In 1931, construction began on what is now known as the Hoover Dam, attracting thousands of workers to a site just east of the city. To capitalize on this growing workforce, savvy businessmen began building casinos and showgirl venues along Las Vegas’ only paved road at the time: Fremont Street.
Today, DTLV is comprised of three distinct districts. Many visitors to the city are already familiar with one of them: the Fremont Street Casino District, which contains museums, restaurants and bars, as well as the original Las Vegas casinos, including El Cortez, Golden Nugget and Golden Gate. Here you’ll also find the renowned Fremont Street Experience, which debuted in 1995. This pedestrian-only thoroughfare is covered by a canopy of more than two million LED lights and a state-of-the-art sound system that comes to life every night for a spectacular sound and light show called “Viva Vision.”
The Arts District
A popular attraction in this district is The Mob Museum (the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement), which showcases intriguing tales and the age-old dichotomy of good guys versus bad guys. Explore at your own pace, go on a guided tour or uncover museum surprises as part of a group scavenger hunt. Want a literal “taste” of old-school Las Vegas? Plan to dine at Top of Binion’s Steakhouse, perched on the 24th floor of Binion’s Gambling Hall. The restaurant dates back to 1965 when it was known as Top of the Mint, the signature dining spot at The Mint hotel tower. The interior design (and menu – think steak, prime rib, lobster and even Baked Alaska) is a throwback to an earlier era when the mob ran much of Las Vegas, but the real draw is the spectacular view through dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.
Built in 2002, the Fremont East Entertainment District (FEED) is a six-block area that stretches from Las Vegas Boulevard East to 8th Street and from Ogden Street South to Carson. FEED is pedestrian-friendly, offering diverse street life and many eateries, cafes, bars and lounges, as well as ample shopping opportunities and lively entertainment. A must-see attraction in this district is the Downtown Container Park – a dining, shopping and live music venue made of 45 colorful repurposed shipping containers, all fronted by a two-story, fire-breathing praying mantis who made its original debut at Burning Man. Nearby is the popular Bin 702 – one of many great dining choices in the area – featuring a great selection of beer and wine, as well as a tantalizing choice of charcuterie and cheese, sandwiches and small plates for sharing.
18b sign in The Arts District.
In recent years, The Arts District – or the 18b as it’s also known (a reference to it occupying 18 blocks of Downtown Las Vegas, loosely outlined by Commerce Street, Colorado Ave, Fourth Street and Hoover Avenue) – has been growing in popularity. Its monthly “First Friday” block party and art walk features food trucks and live music, serving as a backdrop for artists showing their works off at a variety of open-air and indoor galleries. These include The Arts Factory, home to over 30 artists and art galleries, and ArtSquare, a hip establishment that houses design stores, designer’s studios, wellness spots, and food and drink outlets. Behind The Arts Factory sits one of many great dining choices in The Arts District: Taverna Costera, serving up delicious Coastal Mediterranean fusion that draws inspiration from coastal Spanish, French, Italian and Greek cuisines and beyond.
Just a couple of miles east of the Strip, along Spring Mountain Road (roughly between Rainbow Boulevard and Interstate 15), lies the city’s amazing Chinatown, which has grown in leaps and bounds over the past two decades. Here you’ll find the largest collection of Asian businesses in Southern Nevada, including a multitude of authentic Asian restaurants, gift shops, a hair stylist, a reflexologist, home decor, an Asian supermarket and the only Chinese bookstore in Nevada.
At Chinatown’s heart is the enormous and ornate Chinatown Plaza, featuring a colorful, dragon-adorned, Tang Dynasty-inspired gate and gleaming
Title: BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
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2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
This red 1967 Corvette custom coupe received a complete custom restoration at Springfield Motorsports in Peachland BC, Canada. The build consists of a completely new jig-mounted tube chassis with C4 corvette front upper and lower control arms riding on coilover shocks and power rack & pinion steering. The rear differential is a custom narrowed 9-inch Ford with aluminum Dale Gerry center section with Wilwood disc brakes on all 4 corners. Filling out the wheel wells are custom offset Fikse wheels.
K&S machine in Kelowna, British Columbia took the 454ci engine and machined it to 496ci it is equipped with Comp Thumper camshaft and 800cfm carburetor and it creates a true hot rod sound through the ceramic-coated exhaust. Lee Baxter upholstery created the one-off hand-stitched red leather interior with a rear storage area. It features Vintage Air, Digital gauges, power windows and a leather-wrapped vintage-style steering wheel.
Title: 2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
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From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
The Honda CBX 1000 was only in production for four years, but that was enough time for it to leave a lasting impression on the motorcycle industry. First released it in 1978 as a screaming six-cylinder naked superbike, it later faced stiff competition from its stablemate—the equally iconic CB900F. So the Japanese marque redesigned it as a sport tourer, halfway through its tenure.
The updated ‘CBX-B’ had a touring fairing, optional panniers, and Honda’s new-at-the-time Pro-Link mono-shock setup. It was a hair less powerful than before, but that didn’t stop it from becoming a legend in its own right. If you park a CBX and CBX-B next to each other, you could argue that the latter has more presence.
It’s that mystique that prompted the owner of this 1982 Honda CBX 1000 Pro-Link to buy it. Enamored with the fusion of modern technology and ancient traditions found in Japanese cities like Tokyo and Kyoto, he was on the hunt for a classic motorcycle that embodied that philosophy. When he found the CBX, the sheer brutalism of its six-cylinder engine was impossible to ignore.
“In the eyes of this enthusiast, the engine wasn’t just a mechanical marvel; it was the soul of the motorcycle, much like the heart in a human body,” says Tiago Gonçalves, founder of the Portuguese custom shop, Unik Edition. “This revelation laid the foundation for a transformative project, one that would honor the motorcycle’s origins while infusing it with a new identity.”
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
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Published Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2023 16:34:54 +0000
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