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Blower Bentleys to tackle the Mille Miglia

Published 09 May 2014

Bentley is competing in Mille Miglia 2014, on 15‑18 May, with two of the company’s 4½ Litre supercharged Blowers taking on the 1000-mile route. 

The 1930 Le Mans Team Car once owned by Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin, one of the most celebrated members of the Bentley Boys, will be joined by a former company demonstrator Blower with its original Vanden Plas Open, Sports Four Seater body for the race. Both Bentleys have successfully completed the modern-era Mille Miglia challenge several times.

To celebrate the start of Mille Miglia 2014, the Bentley team will meet with customers and friends from the Bentley Drivers Club in Brescia on the afternoon before the race. The pre-race gathering will see Bentley owners who have travelled from as far afield as Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa, the United States as well as the United Kingdom meet the Blowers and bring their own cars to create a unique line-up of machines bearing the famous Winged B emblem in Italy.

Steve Miller, Club Secretary of the Bentley Drivers Club said: '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.' 

Bentley At Mille Miglia (2)

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