Vintage Bentley Leads The Way

MSA Euroclassic

Bentley R Type Continental

MSA Euroclassic May 22nd - 27th

A vintage Bentley looks likely to lead the assault on Scandinavia in this year’s MSA Euroclassic car tour.

Londoner Steven Collins is the owner of the 1928 4.5 litre Bentley which, to date, is the oldest entry for this popular British organised annual run. The car which spent its early years racing in Argentina, will have just returned from a drive to the Kremlin before it heads to Denmark for the start of the six day event.

Entries are pouring in from all over Europe as well as the USA. And among the cars lining up on the startline will be a 1952 Alvis, a 1954 Bentley R Type Continental, a clutch of Jaguar XK 150s as well as a number of Austin Healeys - a ’60’s favourite.

And this is the first time in the 13 year history of the Euroclassic, which starts in Aarhus on Sunday May 22nd, that the route takes the crews north to the land of the Vikings.

Along the way they will visit the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, pop into LEGOLAND Billund, cross the world’s longest suspension bridge, visit castles and motor museums and spend happy hours zooming around prestige racing tracks in Sweden. And no trip to Sweden would be complete without visiting the home of Saab and Volvo, the latter hosting the final lunchtime feast in Gothenburg on May 27th.

The annual run is organised by International Motor Sports, a subsidiary of the Motor Sports Association (MSA) - the sport’s governing body in Britain and organisers of the largest and most prestigious motorsport events to take place in the UK.

And, if you’d like to join in the fun, you’d better be quick as entries close on March 25th.

Details and entry form can be found on the IMS website www.msaevents.co.uk

Published 20 March 2005 Melanie Carter

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