In March 1930, at a dinner at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, talk around the table had swung round to the topic of motor cars; in particular to the advertisement by Rover claiming that its Light Six had gone faster than the famous "Le train bleu" express. Woolf Barnato, chairman of Bentley and winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, contended that just to go faster than the Blue Train was of no special merit. He raised the stakes by arguing that at the wheel of his Bentley Speed Six, he could be at his club in London before the train reached Calais and bet £100 on that challenge.
Bentley Speed Six and the Blue Train PRINT
- A fine art Giclee print on 285gsm heavy art paper. Printed in a choice of sizes from A1(594 x 841 mm), A2(420 x 594 mm) or A3(297 x 420 mm) portrait. All prints come not trimmed leaving a white border.