RE: Bentley Blower tow car!

RE: Bentley Blower tow car!

Thursday 11th April 2019

Bentley Blower tow car!

Why bother with a truck to lug a GT3 car around, when you could use a vintage Bentley?



With British Summer Time upon us and the sun (sometimes) shining, it's high time to think about the motorsport coming our way over the next few months. And arguably no event will be as exciting as Silverstone Classic, which will this year celebrate some huge birthdays: 50 years of Ford Capri, 60 years of the Mini, and 100 years of Bentley.

The latter is of course not lost on the Crewe crew. A media day yesterday proved the perfect opportunity to set their stall out ahead of July 27-28. So yes, a 1931 Blower Bentley really did tow a new Continental GT3 to Silverstone. The 88 year-old car is owned by Martin Overington, who's driven 40,000 miles in it - including a race at last weekend's Goodwood Members' Meeting. Oh yeah, and towing his Porsche 962 with it. Nicely done, Martin, nicely done. Naturally that made for some photo-op, racing Bentleys new and old a sight to behold.

So expect plenty more from Bentley as the momentous occasion approaches, and more from PH, too - as media partners we've plenty lined up. Beginning tomorrow, in fact...






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BJWoods

Original Poster:

4,956 posts

234 months

Thursday 11th April 2019
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.... and he is a director of TVR.... ask him when somebody?

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/-t_3-y...

Plate spinner

14,003 posts

150 months

Thursday 11th April 2019
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Yup, that’s pretty cool

griffdude

1,613 posts

198 months

Thursday 11th April 2019
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Didn’t someone have a 1930s Alfa 8C as a tow car?

Baron Greenback

4,233 posts

100 months

Thursday 11th April 2019
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Awesome idea hats off to them for doing it!

soad

30,550 posts

126 months

Thursday 11th April 2019
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Wonder which one drinks more.

The Prof

166 posts

224 months

Thursday 11th April 2019
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Now that is very cool.

droopsnoot

7,356 posts

192 months

Thursday 11th April 2019
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Presumably this is the 962 mentioned in the article.




chasingracecars

1,601 posts

47 months

Thursday 11th April 2019
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Slightly suspicious that it did all the towing as number plate on the trailer doesn’t match making me think some photo ops.

Venisonpie

553 posts

32 months

Thursday 11th April 2019
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chasingracecars said:
Slightly suspicious that it did all the towing as number plate on the trailer doesn’t match making me think some photo ops.
Looks like the right number plate towing the 962 though.

chasingracecars

1,601 posts

47 months

Thursday 11th April 2019
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Indeed and vouched for at the hotel de France on the classic week last year at Le Mans

Mr Tidy

10,424 posts

77 months

Thursday 11th April 2019
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That's just fantastic! thumbup

FerrousOxide

109 posts

95 months

Friday 12th April 2019
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Seems to be filling up from the black pump. Genuine question... what's that all about??

binnerboy

451 posts

100 months

Friday 12th April 2019
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soad said:
Wonder which one drinks more.
the driver

badum tish

great idea and even cooler when towing the porsche, I am jealous.

Turbobanana

1,722 posts

151 months

Friday 12th April 2019
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Ideal tow car if you think about it: separate chassis, heavy, loads of torque from about 50rpm, and stylish to boot.

If you tow a 962 in high downforce configuration backwards quickly enough, does it take off?

Chris32345

548 posts

12 months

Friday 12th April 2019
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FerrousOxide said:
Seems to be filling up from the black pump. Genuine question... what's that all about??
3 pumps so probably using the other petrol pump e.g regular or premium

autosto

1 posts

35 months

Friday 12th April 2019
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Alfa 8C Monza

Fane

1,113 posts

150 months

Friday 12th April 2019
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autosto said:
Alfa 8C Monza
yes Terry Cohn, father of Amanda Stretton. I think he used to tow a caravan with it as well.

canucklehead

380 posts

96 months

Friday 12th April 2019
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That don't look like a Porsche 962 to me.....

Justin S

3,246 posts

211 months

Saturday 13th April 2019
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Having been in my uncles non blower version for a drive around Cornwall being probably up with the most frightening thing to be driven in, I can imagine that requiring a lot of illegal relaxation drugs to keep the driver in a straight line. Its been seen here before , but who said you need brakes in a car that size anyway .

ntiz

1,044 posts

86 months

Saturday 13th April 2019
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Justin S said:
Having been in my uncles non blower version for a drive around Cornwall being probably up with the most frightening thing to be driven in, I can imagine that requiring a lot of illegal relaxation drugs to keep the driver in a straight line. Its been seen here before , but who said you need brakes in a car that size anyway .
I don’t want to worry you but by vintage car standards the breaks on the Bentleys are amongst the best. You want to be frightened try a vintage Vauxhall most only have rear drums that are worthy of wheelbarrow. biggrin