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1930 Bentley Le Mans poster

This Bentley poster celebrates the mighty Bentley Speed sixes of the late 1920’s when the ‘Bentley Boys’ dominated endurance motor sport. In the Le Mans 24 hour race in 1930 they took first and second place, the winning car being driven by millionaire Captain Woolf Barnato with co-driver, the ‘born adventurer’ Glen Kidston, but sadly this was to be the company’s last year of racing. Financial problems prevented Bentley from competing in 1931 and after Rolls Royce purchased the remains of the company, the racing program was scrapped. Barnato retired from motor racing that year and Kidston, in 1931, died when his De Havilland Moth biplane broke up over Africa.

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This Bentley poster celebrates the mighty Bentley Speed sixes of the late 1920’s when the ‘Bentley Boys’ dominated endurance motor sport. In the Le Mans 24 hour race in 1930 they took first and second place, the winning car being driven by millionaire Captain Woolf Barnato with co-driver, the ‘born adventurer’ Glen Kidston, but sadly this was to be the company’s last year of racing. Financial problems prevented Bentley from competing in 1931 and after Rolls Royce purchased the remains of the company, the racing program was scrapped. Barnato retired from motor racing that year and Kidston, in 1931, died when his De Havilland Moth biplane broke up over Africa.

This is an original poster designed and illustrated by Bill Philpot.

You can find some background information about the design of this poster here.

ALL PRINTS ARE GICLEE PRINTS ON HEAVYWEIGHT ARCHIVAL PAPER, AND PRICES INCLUDE WORLDWIDE POSTAGE AND PACKING. SEE PRODUCTION/SHIPPING FOR DETAILS.

SIZE/PRICE:

SIZE 1: 33½” x 24” (85cm x 61cm) £75.00 ($106.00 US, €97.00) incl p&p
SIZE 2: 27½” x 19¾” (70cm x 50cm) £60.00 ($85.00 US, €78.00) incl p&p
SIZE 3: 16¾” x 12” (42.5cm x 30.5cm) £40.00 ($57.00 US, €52.00) incl p&p
SIZE 4: 12” x 8½” (30.5cm x 22cm) £25.00 ($35.00 US, €32.00) incl p&p

Please note: Currency conversions are approximate and are updated manually every six months or so via xe.com currency converter. These prices correct at 7 March 2016.

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This Bentley poster celebrates the mighty Bentley Speed sixes of the late 1920’s when the ‘Bentley Boys’ dominated endurance motor sport. In the Le Mans 24 hour race in 1930 they took first and second place, the winning car being driven by millionaire Captain Woolf Barnato with co-driver, the ‘born adventurer’ Glen Kidston, but sadly this was to be the company’s last year of racing. Financial problems prevented Bentley from competing in 1931 and after Rolls Royce purchased the remains of the company, the racing program was scrapped. Barnato retired from motor racing that year and Kidston, in 1931, died when his De Havilland Moth biplane broke up over Africa.

bentley le mans interior poster print