Bentley marks centenary with 1000 Miglia run
In 1930 the legendary Bentley Blower was due to become the first British car to compete in the Mille Miglia race. Despite the best efforts this attempt was aborted prior to the race commencing as there was a lack of preparation to complete a successful run.
Nine decades later, Bentley is returning to the historic race to finish what the ‘Bentley Boys’ didn’t.
This year, two original 1930 4½-litre supercharged Blowers (the ‘Birkin Blower’ UU5872 and the ‘Demonstrator’ GH6951) are aiming to finish what in 1930 didn’t, taking on the world-renowned cross-country route between May 15 and 18.
The Blowers will be driven by Bentley’s Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush, and Head of Royal and VIP Relations, Robin Peel.
They will be closely followed by a Bentayga capturing every moment of this landmark occasion.