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Written by BCCJ
March 19, 2013
Japan News, New Members
We are delighted to welcome Bentley Japan as the newest Corporate member of the BCCJ!
Bentley Motors was founded in 1919 by W.O. Bentley, when the first Bentley engine burst into life at New Street Mews, London.
From these modest beginnings, W.O’s company went from strength to strength through the 1920s, with an evolving series of acclaimed motor cars and a parade of racing triumphs to prove their outstanding performance. These laurels were capped with five outright victories at Le Mans between 1924 – 1930 and a sixth in 2003.
If Bentley had mission statements in those days, it could not have been expressed more eloquently than in the words of W.O. himself, “To build a fast car, a good car, the best in its class”.
These words are just as relevant today – continuing to inform Bentley’s beliefs, actions and ambitions for the future. Located in Crewe, England since 1946 and owned since 1998 by Volkswagen AG, Bentley Motors is dedicated to making responsive and powerful Grand Tourers with the stamina to cross continents at pace, and drive in refined luxury, comfort and style.
Tim Mackinlay of Bentley Motors Japan says: “Bentley Motors has actually been present continuously in the Japanese market for nearly 50 years. Represented by an exclusive retail sales network we appeal to a broad range of customers who share a common passion for that unique combination of English hand craftsmanship, exhilarating performance and distinctive styling that only a Bentley can deliver. If you happen to be in the Aoyama area, BCCJ members are most welcome to drop by our showroom where you will be able to see the latest addition to the Bentley family; the Continental GT V8”.
BCCJ members can find more details about this new member in the BCCJ online Membership Directory. Please note that you must be logged into the BCCJ website before being able to view the full content.
Visit the Bentley website: http://www.bentleymotors.com/