WO Bentley’s first car appeared at the London Motor Show in 1919 – an imposing 3 Litre sports, the prototype in a style evocative of the 1920s. Rolls-Royce created Bentley Motors (1931) Ltd, eventually to be transformed in 1997 by VW, which kept the louche glamour, returned Bentley to racing and won Le Mans. The combination of German engineering and British tradition produced a European car with a dazzling international reputation.
First released as a luxury hardback to coincide with the 90th anniversary of Bentley Motors, and now available in digital format, The Complete Bentley contains details, specifications and pictures of every Bentley model. It features around 100 distinctive Bentleys, from the notable rotary aero engine of World War I to the limited edition Brooklands, and special individual cars like the Blue Train Bentley, the Queen’s Bentley, as well as concepts like the Azure, Java, and Hunaudières of 1999. Also includes a fully-illustrated chronology of the company and its racing since 1919.
Kindle edition including pictures available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com. Ebook (Adobe Digital) edition with colour pictures throughout available from Waterstones and for iPads and other iOS devices from Apple iTunes store.
"A brilliant production, The Complete Bentley deserves to be recognised as one of the great works of motoring history and merits a place on any keen motorist’s bookshelf, eminently worth its price of £55" - Stuart Bladon, The Jewish Chronicle
"Buying a book by Eric Dymock is a bit like eating a meal prepared by Gordon Ramsay, watching a film starring John Travolta or visiting The Dorchester Hotel in London; you expect something special. This does give us the whole panoply of Bentley lore" - Malcolm Tucker, Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Bulletin.
Eric Dymock has won the Guild of Motoring Writers' Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy for his book The Complete Bentley. Awarded annually since 1972 it is the author's second Montagu Award. In 1997 the Guild presented the Award to Eric Dymock for Saab, Half a Century of Achievement, also produced by Dove Publishing Ltd.
Kindle edition ISBN 978-0-9554909-9-6
Ebook (Adobe Digital) edition ISBN 978-0-9554909-6-5