Over thirty Bentleys, dating from 1924 to 2008, assembled in Newquay, some having travelled considerable distances to enjoy a distinctly bracing weekend on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall.

The coachwork on this unusual Mk VI is by Harold Radford
The top section of the tailgate hinges upwards, combining the functionality of a shooting brake with the elegance of a saloon.
Modern hatchbacks, eat your hearts out!
Very light, very loud, very quick!

Friday evening


A small party made expedition to Land End for lunch, others going their own way around other parts of West Cornwall.

After a brief stop at the Treasure Park near Portreath ...

... we made a longer visit to the industrial museum at Zennor - well worth a return visit in the future.

Lunch at the Lands End Hotel

Saturday evening


Most members took up an invitation to lunch at Prideaux Place, near Padstow. The Prideaux family has some interesting documentary Bentley memorabilia from the 1950s. Whether the house has previously seen 18 Bentleys assembled simultaneously is not known.

10 October 2011
Thumbnails enlarged and enhanced Dec '11 to Apr '12