A centennial celebration.
It was 100 years ago on May 16, 1921 that the first race win for a Bentley automobile occurred. The race took place at the Brooklands circuit and the car was the EXP2, the second Bentley built by W.O. Bentley himself and currently the oldest Bentley in the world. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the win, EXP2 was joined alongside 24 3-liters at the Brooklands circuit where it took the checkered flag. Putting on the event was the Bentley Drivers’ Club. The chairman of the club, Richard Parkinson, had this to say regarding the celebration: “Motorsport success is a huge part of Bentley’s heritage, as it is for the Bentley Drivers Club. We were therefore determined to mark the centenary of the first Bentley racing win on 16 May 1921 at Brooklands on the very same date this year with the actual car, EXP2 itself, kindly provided by Bentley Motors.”
3-liter Bentleys are quite expensive, so this was most definitely a multi-million dollar gathering of classic British cars. What’s more, the vehicles that showed up for the gathering are so incredibly unique. If you check out the image below, you can see just how varied the collection of Bentleys really was. If you’d like to get a Bentley for yourself, click the button below to see what’s currently for sale.