Gently in the Bentley

The Centenary Vintage Bentley Tour had over 20 cars entered that represented a large portion of the early cars that are still in SA. The Franschhoek Motor Museum is always busy around this time of year but could not pass up the opportunity of sending a car along to celebrate an important milestone in the history of Bentley, one of the world’s most prestigious brands. FMM decided to enter its 1953 R Type, a beautiful and graceful saloon ideally suited to a run up the Garden Route and being part of the Bentley Centenary Display at the Knysna Motor Show, prior to taking part in the tour to Oudtshoorn. “The camaraderie on this event was fantastic,” said FMM curator Wayne Harley, “with old friendships being rekindled plus some new ones made along the way. And valuable information was exchanged at every chance.” Workshop manager Lorenzo Farella shared some of the driving duties.