Here is something newer. 😁
If Bentley's historical achievements speak for themselves, the marque's reputation has also been—especially when it comes to its earlier years—burnished by a fair amount of mythmaking. Those glorious 4 1/2 Litre Blower Bentleys were (as we've pointed out previously) actually notoriously unreliable race cars, for example. And the myths that die hardest are the ones we want to believe.
When it comes to Bentley, nowhere is this more true than the storied Blue Train race of 1930.
The image of a rakish Bentley coupe charging hard against a puffing steam locomotive is too perfect to be real—because it never happened. Not exactly, anyway.