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Gentleman Heroes - YU 3250 - The first Blower Bentley and the men who made it happen


Author: Giles Champan

This beautiful book tells the story of the birth of the infamous Blower Bentley, through the life of the first ever example – YU 3250. Starting with W.O. Bentley and his band of brothers, we join them at the end of the Great War, following them from the prototype 3-litre through to the Bentley Boys and other notable investors, before Tim Birkin takes on the production of his Blower project at Welwyn.

Extensively researched by Bentley authority Clare Hay and written by Giles Chapman, this hard-back book offers a wealth of period and contemporary photos, documenting the life of the most famous Bentley of all.

The author

Giles Chapman is the author of over 40 books and specialises in car culture, design, history and industry. He worked as Editor of Classic & Sports Car before becoming freelance in 1994. Since then he has worked across a variety of media and is a hugely respected contributor to national newspapers and motoring publications.

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