Bentley Drivers Club

Bentley Drivers Club

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SpeckledJim

22,110 posts

209 months

Thursday 11th June
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There's a joke in here somewhere about Snooty and Saweep but I can't quite find it.

smile

(not calling Saweep Snooty. Quite the opposite. e-Pint to the first to pin down the joke. It's there somewhere!)

Saweep

5,200 posts

142 months

Thursday 11th June
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So said:
So shall we put you down as undecided Mr. Saweep?
I plead the fifth.

WightGT

Original Poster:

149 posts

102 months

Tuesday 16th June
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I am reliably informed (by the BDC Chairman!) that we are planning a BDC presence at Le Mans in 2023 and 2024. The 2023 date celebrates the centenary of the race and the 2024 visit will mark the first Bentley win by John Duff. I have no details at the moment.
Thank you to all for your recent comments. We are trying to address the issues that have been raised.
David.

WightGT

Original Poster:

149 posts

102 months

Wednesday 17th June
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I would like to address the comment that we sit around in fields swilling champagne and talking cars. It is true that we have been known as the Bentley Dining Club but today we are trying to do more than just eat and drink.

Although the lock down has wrecked this years programme, we have plans for 2021. The Mid-West region is planning a day out at Marwell Zoo, a tour of northern Spain and southern France, taking in the racing at Pau and a weekend away at Lake Vernwy. Last year we had a 10 day tour to Epernay and a dinner in Maison Mercier. We also took in the Basilica at Lisieux, some War Graves, Monet's Garden and Pegasus Bridge. This cost £3,500 per couple including hotels, meals and many drink receptions. This tour involved 1 x Speed 6, 3 x Continental GT, 1 x Continental R, 2 x Continental T and 2 x Arnage. Not a bunch of old buffers pottering about. Other BDC Regions will be putting on similar events next year, often in places that are not open to the population at large. This year I was invited to a dinner in the Mansion House hosted by the Fan Maker's Guild (sorry! eating and drinking again).

I would add that it is not only the various Regional Committees that organise things. We are very happy to have our workload reduced by members at large contributing to our programme. If you have an open day at an interesting venue, and would like 20 Bentleys to put on a supporting display, you only have to ask. Raising money for charity, and want a Bentley procession? Just ask. We have provided cars for weddings and significant birthdays and special ceremonies too. Just ask. We are an open society, eager to get our cars on the road and to show them to the public. We are not a closed shop of snobs keeping things to ourselves.
Keep healthy,
David.

Jonnychloe

10 posts

71 months

Sunday 21st June
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Morning All,

Newbie here and was hoping you could assist.

I am due to collect a 15 plate Flying Spur w12 this week.

1 owner
9k Miles
Been Bentley serviced every year
Plus 12 months warranty.

I have tried to do all due-diligence before purchasing, yet know the knowledge here will outweigh anything I can research.

Having looked at previous MOT’s it continues to have the same advisory, is this something to be wary of and a standard issue fault.

Noted as : Nearside Front Upper Suspension arm pin or bush worn but not resulting in excessive movement front suspension arm inner bush

Will this be a costly issue, will it not come into play.

Apologies for lack of knowledge, and thanks for responses in advance.

Jonny

WightGT

Original Poster:

149 posts

102 months

Friday 26th June
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Welcome to Flying Spur ownership. I am not sure that this is the right thread for you to get an answer to your question. I suggest you google 'Flying Spur Faults' and see what you get. These are front heavy cars, and it would not surprise me if they were prone to suspension problems.
Keep Healthy,
David.