As part of its 90th anniversary celebration, the Bentley Drivers’ Club organised a unique grid of 16 cars from across the decades for a special race at Donington Park on Saturday 7 June. Entrants ranged from 3/4½s, 3/8’s, 4½s litres from the ’20s through Mark VI specials to a multi-coloured 2003 Continental GT.
The morning practice session was held under less than ideal weather for open-topped, very skinny tyred leviathans. Those with modern appendages such as mud guards were truly thankful. Trepidation was the name of the game. The afternoon improved and the sight of the bluff radiators of the flying B and the sonorous engine note as Bentley’s sliding gently out of Redgate and slicing through the Craner Curves entertained the crowd.
Out right victory went to the Continental GT of Simon Worthington, with Ewan Gently and Clive Morley in Bentley 3/4½s, in second and third respectively with only a narrow margin between them. Enjoy the picture gallery!