10 August 2012 09:00
He was the right build for a fighter pilot, or a scrum half, and looked younger than his years. Eyes that had scanned the skies from the cockpit of a Hawker Hurricane, half a century before, glinted in Air Vice-Marshal Harold Bird-Wilson’s tanned and smiling face. ‘Birdy’ autographed my Battle of Britain book and recalled being shot down by the ...
21 March 2012 07:00
The Mews is home to Dr Wolfgang Dürheimer, the boss of Bentley (and Bugatti, and VW’s worldwide motorsport activities). Built by his predecessor, Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen, it’s mere minutes from Crewe, and a much more appealing spot for quiet meetings and briefings than rolling into Bentley HQ. And it was perhaps with a hint of irony that the EXP 9F ...
20 March 2012 07:08
The Germans have done a fine job at running the British car industry. Every major British-bred car company – Land Rover, Jaguar, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Mini, Aston Martin – has a German boss. Most of these companies are doing very well, Land Rover, Mini and Rolls-Royce spectacularly so. The three best British cars of the past decade – the Range Rover, ...
17 March 2011 13:00
In the April 2011 issue of CAR – out now – we’ve joined Bentley on the hazardous frozen waters of the Baltic Sea to watch Juha Kankkunen set a new world speed record on ice. Kankkunen’s vehicle of choice was a Bentley Supersports Convertible: the twin-turbo 6.0-litre W12 boasts 621bhp to power it to a 205.48mph record, and the air ...
Jethro Bovingdon drives the world's fastest four-set cabrio, in 100deg heat, with no water and a road that is rapidly disintegrating. Below are some extra pictures that didn't make it into the magazine. Read the full story in the new October 2010 issue of CAR Magazine on sale Wednesday 22 September. Click here for the latest subscription offer.
- 17 September 2010
15 March 2007 11:22
Can you tell what it is yet? Ben Oliver on his journey to the Arctic Circle I am in Hell. And it seems to have frozen over, so maybe the LibDems will win the next general election after all. There’s more than one Hell, of course. There’s Chez Satan. There’s the M25 at 4pm on a Friday. And there’s my ...