Amherst and his son Charles in the Blower Bentley that they restored in California. (W. O. Bentley Memorial Foundation)

Amherst Villiers – The Man Who Supercharged Bond by Paul Kenny

After a chance encounter, Paul Kenny was driven to learn more about the man whose name is synonymous with Bond and his Bentley. We caught up with Paul to understand more about his journey to publication and one of Ian Fleming’s oldest friends, Amherst Villiers. What inspired you to write a book on Amherst Villiers?…

Bentley 4½ Litre Blower at Jack Barclay Bentley

James Bond Exhibition at Jack Barclay Bentley

Jack Barclay Bentley, the world’s oldest Bentley dealership, is hosting a free James Bond exhibition from 11-16 June in partnership with Peter Harrington Rare Books. The Mayfair dealership will play host to original Bond cars and visitors key objects from the genesis of the James Bond story. The first James Bond cars – from the…

Bond and Bentley: A Match Made by Fleming

Cars and James Bond have always had a strong association and, contrary to popular belief, Bond’s preference has historically been firmly with Bentley Motors as established by Ian Fleming. In fact, John Pearson could not have put it better in his fictional biography of Bond when he said: “For Bond, the Bentley was an echo of…