march 20, 2019 - Bentley

The ‘Blower’ Bentley – legendary innovation

  • Iconic #racing #bentley of pre-war years
  • Ground-breaking 4½ Litre model forever linked to dashing ‘Bentley Boy’ Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin
  • Supercharged engine dramatically boosted power of late 1920s car
  • Blower’s legendary performance broke Brooklands lap record

(Crewe, 20 March 2019) As British luxury car manufacturer #bentley marks its centenary year, the company’s drive for innovation can be traced throughout its history.

The legendary ‘Blower’ #bentley, with a supercharged engine, was sensationally quick in 1929. Especially with #bentleyboy, #sirhenrytimbirkin, sat behind the steering wheel.

Birkin and the #blower are intrinsically linked together in this sepia-toned era of British motor #racing history. It was Birkin’s quest for speed that created the #blower, later recording heroic drives at the #lemans24hours and the #frenchgrandprix. He also broke the Brooklands outer-circuit lap record, the most coveted #racing circuit of the time.

The supercharged engine ultimately ensured the 4 ½ Litre model became the most iconic #racing #bentley of the pre-war years. The #blower won #bentley a legion of motor sport fans around the world and to this day remains a symbol of the company’s innovative prowess.

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