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Bentley welcomes over 100 members of the Bentley Drivers Club (BDC) and their fifty Bentleys to its headquarters in Crewe.

The visit makes up part of the "Britain by Bentley" tour, celebrating the club's 75th anniversary by emulating the tradition of the grand tour and traversing 3000 miles of UK roads in models spanning 80 years of bentley history.

Drivers from across the world travelled to the event, Syd and Nikki Reinhardt, for example, have travelled from Australia with their 1927 6 ½ litre Mulsanne.

Arriving at Crewe Hall on monday evening, the drivers attended a gala dinner with executive members from Bentley Motors before travelling to Bentley's Pyms Lane site under an honorary police escort for a tour of the factory in order to see production of new models including the Bentley Mulsanne and Continental GT.

Richard Charlesworth, Bentley’s Director of Royal and VIP Relations, who hosted the visit said: "No grand tour of Britain by Bentley would be complete without a visit to our headquarters here in Crewe".

"We are delighted to welcome so many members of the Bentley Drivers Club and their vehicles today. It is a unique and very special occasion to have so many rare and historic Bentleys gathered here in Crewe."

"Bentley and its drivers have always enjoyed a unique friendship which very few other motoring marques have been able to emulate. We hope that our visitors will also enjoy the factory tour and the opportunity to see the next generation of our cars which will create a new and exciting chapter for Bentley."

Jenny Ford, Chair of the Bentley Drivers Club said: "The Bentley Drivers Club was set up 75 years ago by Bentley owners who revelled in driving their cars. We are proud to maintain that tradition today and have greatly enjoyed the warm welcome extended to us and the opportunity to see the Bentley factory flourishing."

Published : 22/06/11 Author : Staff

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