Bentely - The British have an atypical view of the...

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The British have an atypical view of the automobile. In fact, you can almost call it a national admiration for automobiles, especially vintage cars. With their attitude towards autos, it's not hard to appreciate the esteem for which the British hold for the Bentley Motor Car Company. Although Bentley has had a number of trials and troubles in its nearly 90 year history, British fans remain loyal. The best example is that of the national excitement displayed by the British when a Bentley race car finished third at the 24 Hours of Le Mans sports automobile endurance race in France. Never mind that Bentley is now owned by Volkswagen and that the engines used in the Bentley race car was the save as the Audi R8s that took first and second. It was the first time that a Bentley had place in the top three in 71 years and the British fans gave little regard to the ownership or engine used. W.O. Bentley began his career as an apprentice to a railroad engineer around the 1900 turn of the century. But he had a passion for racing and immediately got into it with the motorcycle circuit, which was a
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2010 for the course ART 121 taught by Professor Mack during the Spring '10 term at Academy of Design Tampa.

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