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(Bentley Inc. Exton, PA, ) A CAD software company, founded in by Keith and Barry Bentley. Its CAD software is used by major for engineering large projects, buildings, airports, hospitals, and industrial plants throughout the


Performance at Le Mans

stopped the racing programme

It was on a to the DFP factory in 1913 that noticed an aluminium paperweight, and had the idea of using the lightweight instead of cast iron to engine pistons. The first aluminium pistons went service in aero engines for the Camel during World War I .

Barnato becomes Chairman

The enterprise was always underfunded, but by the 1924 Le Mans win by John and Frank Clement. Barnato to finance Bentley’s business. had incorporated Baromans Ltd in 1922, existed as his finance and investment Via Baromans, Barnato initially in excess of £100,000, saving the and its workforce. A financial reorganisation of the Bentley company was carried out and all creditors paid off for £75,000.

Existing shares were from £1 each to just 1 or 5% or their original value. held 149,500 of the new shares him control of the company and he became Barnato injected further into the business: £35,000 by debenture in July 1927; in 1928; £25,000 in 1929.

With renewed financial W. O. Bentley was able to design generation of cars.

The Bentley

developed in Welwyn Garden by Tim Birkin and pushed over to market before it was reliable

A of wealthy British motorists as the Bentley Boys — Woolf Sir Henry Tim Birkin. steeplechaser Duller, aviator Glen automotive journalist S.C.H. Davis, and Dr Dudley Benjafield them—kept the marque’s reputation for performance alive.

Bentley, located at Cricklewood. London, was noted for its four victories at the 24 hours of Le Mans 1927 to 1930.

In March during the Blue Train Woolf Barnato raised the on Rover and its Rover Light having raced and beat Le Bleu for the first time, to that record with his Bentley Speed Six on a bet of £100. He against the train from to Calais. then by ferry to and finally London, travelling on highways, and won; the H.J. -bodied formal saloon he during the race as well as a fastback Sportsman Coupé by Nutting —he took delivery of on 21 May known as the Blue Train ; the latter is regularly mistaken for (or referred to) as being the car that the Blue Train, while in Barnato named it in memory of his

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