the last 50 years, Robert McLellan (host and founder
of VintageBentleys.org) has collected anything and everything
to do with W.O. Bentleys, including 3-litre Chassis
no. 869. The idea in his head was to account for every
1919-1931 Bentley ever produced and track it
from back then to the present time. I'm sure he had
no idea how he would eventually present all the history
he had accumulated. And then, as if on cue, the Internet
We first discussed the development of this resource
in 2002 and gradually began to sort out no exaggeration
a roomful of photographs and written material,
some dating back as much as 85 years. The first batch
of digitised information was presented to the vintage
Bentley world via this website on February 14, 2007.
The response was overwhelming and heart-warming. As
word spread, we had readers writing in with information
and photographs for the cars they owned or knew about.
Today as we continue to enrich the website with Robert's
archives, it is also constantly updated (sometimes several
times a day) with reader-contributions. These are precious
trails, sometimes providing vital links in establishing
a car's continuous history, besides the delightful anecdotal
information we get to share with you all.
Enjoy this website it is yours. Enjoy also what
you will often see a mix of British and American
spellings! We have taken a conscious decision not to
do much about it. Reasons: i) History belongs to everybody;
ii) Getting the information up there (and there is lots)
is more important. So, by and large, we leave the spellings
as we receive them for example: American from
Matt Sysak, British from Olle Ljungström... and
the W.O. remains true-blue.
Mona Nath, Editor-in-chief