Bentley centennial continues with parades, concours in NYC

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A Bentley Flying Spur on its way to the Centenary Concours in New York City | Bentley photos

Just when you figured Bentley was about finished celebrating its centennial, 100 of the British beauties converged on Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan for a Centenary Concours. 

The cars, including the new EXP 100 GT concept, designed to show what sustainable luxury motoring might be in 2035, arrived in five parades that took the customer-owned cars through various parts of New York City.

Bentleys cross the Brooklyn Bridge

Bentley said the Centenary Concours displayed “the very best models from the past,” as well as examples of every vehicle in the current Bentley range.

“Bentley owners and enthusiasts of the brand have been marking our Centenary for the past year at locations around the world, and we wanted to continue our celebrations in The Americas by coming to New York – one of the most important and truly international cities in the world, and home to many Bentley owners,” said Christophe Georges, president and chief executive of Bentley Americas. 

“I was delighted to see so many loyal customers share their beautiful cars with us, and the sight of a hundred Bentleys parading into Manhattan was spectacular.”

The parade through downtown New York City
The cars at City Field, home of the New York Mets

The New York event was the third segment of a four-part Bentley Americas centenary celebration that included Monterey Car Week and the Grand Prix of Sonoma and that concludes in early December at Art Basel in Miami, Florida. 

The concours at Brookfield Place

 

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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  1. ‘sustainable’ luxury is kinda a stupid pairing of words; possibly not if you mean keeping enough sturgeon around to always have caviar. but related to cars: nonsense

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