Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bentley Clubs & Associations

The Bentley Drivers Club
Bentleys are built to be driven. The Bentley Drivers Club is the largest and most famous group of Bentley enthusiasts. The first members were Bentley drivers attending a race at the legendary Brooklands track in Surrey in 1936, canvassed by a note placed under their windscreens by one G.K. Pelmore. The first meeting was over-subscribed; a bigger venue had to be found at the last minute.
Since then the Bentley Drivers Club has gone from strength to strength, with branches from Dallas to Tokyo and from Cape Town to Canberra. The Club organises a number of social and competitive events, and provides specialist services for owners of Cricklewood-, Derby- and Crewe-built Bentleys. The BDC is now the focus of a world-wide Federation of Bentley Clubs and welcomes new members.
The website of this club is http://www.bdcl.org/
Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club
Formed in 1957 and this club welcomes enthusiastic new members. Bentley cars produced in Derby and Crewe from 1933 to todays cars are represented. Membership is in excess of 10,500 in 52 countries, with more than 3500 Bentleys in ownership. The Club is friendly and informal.
39 geographical Sections, and Eight model Registers organise events, including overseas tours. The Annual Rally with seventeen classes judged, is the largest Rolls-Royce and Bentley gathering in the world.
The Club Bulletin covers all aspects of the Club's activities, with many services of value to members. The members’ website contains a wealth of information with search engines for Historical and Technical Information.
Visit the site at http://www.rrec.co.uk/
Rolls-Royce Owners Club
This Club was established in the USA in 1951 and now has over 9,000 members. All Bentley model cars (and their owners!) are members of the club. The club offers practical, technical and historical information on Rolls-Royce and Bentley motorcars of all eras and all models.
The RROC helps members restore, maintain and repair their cars. They make the experience of owning a Derby or Crewe built motorcar all the more enjoyable.
Visit their website at http://www.rroc.org/
Information Courtsey Bentley Motors Website
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