The Quest for
Delve into the captivating saga of Bentley's quest for power, where engineering brilliance met racing passion. In the early 20th century, the legendary Bentley Blower Team Car #2 roared to life, captivating young fans with its thunderous presence on the Brooklands banking and legendary duel at Le Mans in 1930.
Fast forward to modern times, and this pursuit has evolved, culminating in the creation of the Bentley Blower Jnr - a faithful 85% scale replica inspired by the iconic Blower #2, meticulously handcrafted to capture the essence of its racing ancestor.
This thrilling collaboration between The Little Car Company and Bentley brings racing heritage to the forefront while embracing cutting-edge, zero-emission driving technology.
Revel in the legacy of racing glory that defines Bentley's heritage. The Blower Team Car #2 has been a cherished part of Bentley's esteemed Heritage Collection since 2000, conquering prestigious events like the modern Mille Miglia and gracing the esteemed stages of the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
A symbol of racing prowess and craftsmanship, the Blower Jnr pays homage to this remarkable success, offering a unique blend of historic elegance and forward-looking innovation. The Blower Jnr embraces the commitment to sustainability, paving the way for a bright, green future in the world of luxury motoring.
The Blower’s finest hour arrived in the 1930 French Grand Prix at Pau; amid a field of Bugatti Grand Prix cars, Birkin wrestled the huge Bentley to a heroic 2nd place. At a startline weight of over 2 tonnes, Birkin’s Blower was almost certainly the heaviest car ever entered in a grand prix, a roadgoing tourer among purpose-built racing cars.
Another of Birkin’s Blower Bentleys, registration UU 5871, was converted to a single seater with faired-in radiator for racing on the banked circuit at Brooklands. With the engine now delivering 240bhp, Birkin recorded a lap record at Brooklands of 137.96mph in March 1932, his car often airborne due to the poor quality of the concrete banking.
In the words of engineer and automotive historian Laurence Pomeroy, “the spectacular feats of driving by Birkin, and the magnificent and imposing appearance of these cars, have contributed to give them a heroic and legendary fame.”
The first 99 examples of Blower Jnr will be First Edition Models. These will feature First Edition badging on the hood, door sill plate, the dash, as well as an engraved and numbered ‘1 of 99’ plaque. All First Edition models will be finished in Blower Green, with matching painted chassis and wheels, and a Union flag hand-painted on both sides of the body as per the original, while the seats and interior are upholstered in the Dark Green Lustrana Hide used by Mulliner for the Blower Continuation Series. The side panel and radiator carry the period-correct racing number, while the steering wheel is rope-bound.
Unleash your racing spirit and own a piece of history with the extraordinary Bentley Blower Jnr.
Enquire with the team today to secure one of the limited 99 First Editions.
Alternatively, embark on a journey of personalisation and choose from a range of exquisite options, from luxurious hide finishes to iconic Blower Green exteriors.