Vintage Bentleys in Australia


Clare Hay Bob Watson Phillip Schudmak Tony Johns



Vintage Bentleys were made in limited numbers by the original Bentley company in London between 1921 and 193, when it was under the direction of Walter Owen (WO) Bentley. At the time these cars were among the most desirable, charismatic and successful sporting vehicles of the era. Their crowning competition successes were winning the LeMans 24 hour endurance race five times between 1924 and 1930.

This book is the story of his cars that have come to Australia, of the enthusiasts who have owned them and of the club that was established to keep them running. A detailed register is included of the 152 vintage Bentleys that came to Australia.

Published by the Bentley Drivers Club of Australia, Vintage Bentleys in Australia includes the history of the club and its members since it was founded in 1956. The book is the modest contribution to the centenary of the founding of the original Bentley company in 1919.