A year of Bentley centenary celebrations

2 March 2019

This guiding principle has driven Bentley ever since, pushing the brand forward and making it the leader in automotive luxury around the world today.

The 10 July 2019 marks Bentley’s 100th year and this extraordinary milestone – reached by only a special few companies – will be a cause for celebration of the company’s history, its global success today and its exciting future.

2019 Calendar of Heritage Events

As Bentley commemorates 100 extraordinary years, brand enthusiasts will be able to join the celebrations at a number of events hosted around the world – showcasing the best of Bentley past and present.

44th Salon Rétromobile 6-10 February Paris, France
13th Annual Boca Concours d’Elegance 22-24 February Boca Raton, Florida, US
W.O. Bonhams exhibition 11 April London
Bentley Drivers Club Centenary Extraordinary Drive 15-31 March Castle of Mey – Crewe – London
Benjafield Racing Club, W.O. race 13 April Silverstone race track
Mille Miglia 15-18 May Brescia – Rome – Brescia, IT
24 Hours of Le Mans 15-16 June Le Mans, France
RREC Annual Rally & Concours  21 June Burghley house, England
Chantilly Arts & Elegance 30 June Chantilly, France
RROC National Meeting 22-27 July Detroit, US
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 18 August Carmel, California, US
Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance 6-8 September Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, UK

Other Bentley centenary celebrations include The Bentley Drivers Club organising its ‘1001 Bentleys at Blenheim’ as the BDC’s annual showpiece event commemorates the centenary of Bentley Motors.

The world’s largest ever gathering of Bentleys. That’s the aim of the BDC’s Concours d’Elegance in 2019 – which will be the Club biggest showpiece event yet.

The historic and salubrious surroundings of Blenheim Palace will serve as a fitting venue for the Concours which will mark the centenary of the founding of Bentley Motors.

To suitably mark this 100-year anniversary, the Club is seeking to attract 1,001 Bentleys – from both Members and non-Members – to the Oxfordshire palace.

Benjafield’s 100 Race 
To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Bentley Motors, Benjafield’s Racing Club supported by the VSCC are organising the ‘Benjafield’s 100’, a race for Vintage Bentleys at the VSCC Formula Vintage meeting at Silverstone: 40 Vintage Bentleys will take to the track for a two driver, 50 minute race, that will be the highlight of Saturdays track activities.

Silverstone Classic will also feature a Bentley Centenary Trophy for Pre-War Sports Cars that will take place on 27 July, almost exactly 100 years after the legendary WO Bentley founded the company. It is expected that over 30 vintage Bentleys will arrive at Silverstone to race as they did in period.


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