The Bentley ‘Blue Train’ has added to its already remarkable story by claiming four prizes at the Schloss Bensberg Classics event in Germany. Dating back more than 80 years, the iconic car takes its name from a very famous race. In 1930, the Chairman of Bentley Motors, Captain Woolf Barnato, beat the Calais-Mediterranee Express train from Cannes to Calais in a Bentley Speed Six.
Now the Speed Six ‘Blue Train’ coupe that Captain Barnato drove is owned by Bruce McCaw. He must have been proud as his car collected the ‘Best in Class: The Style of Speed’; ‘Best of Show: Public Vote’; ‘Best of Show: Jury Vote’; and ‘Best in Special Category: Pre-War Closed Models’ at the prestigious awards.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Regional Director for Bentley Europe, Robert Engstler, said: “The four awards won by the Bentley ‘Blue Train’ at this prestigious event prove once again that this car is one of the most legendary vehicles of all times.”
To commemorate the historic race, Bentley Motors has decided to produce a Limited Edition Mulsanne Speed ‘Blue Train’. Each model will feature stunning historical references as well as modern interpretations of the interior and exterior design details from the original Speed Six model.
Find out more about the limited edition models and the current range of Bentley cars by contacting your nearest Bentley dealership today.