Bentley at 1922 Brooklands

Bentley at 1922 Brooklands
Bentley at 1922 Brooklands

Autocar Glass Plate A967


  • September 1922
  • Brooklands

Comments (3)

  • Vladimir Kovalenko
    Monday, August 11, 2008

    There was no Double Twelwe in 1922.

  • Guest
    Tuesday, August 12, 2008

    John Duff, September 27 and 28, 1922, and 3-litre Bentley tourer, engine no,62, averaged 86.79 mph for two twelve-hour single-handed drives (bless you, Mr.Boddy!). A fine poster-style painting based on a very similar photo, appeared on the front cover of the first issue of The Brooklands Gazette, July 1924, and again on the August 1949 Silver Jubilee issue of its successor 'Motor Sport'.

  • Julian Hunt
    Tuesday, August 12, 2008

    Visible on the right is EXP2 the 3-litre raced and developed by Frank Clement head of the experimental shop, who is to the right of the car wearing the trilby hat with the turned down brim. The mechanic just visible over Duff's right shoulder is Jack Besant, a member of the works racing department in the early years who rode with Douglas Hawkes in the Indianapolis 500 and the Tourist Trophy of 1922.