Walter Owen Bentley, known as ‘W.O.’, was an apprentice engineer with Great Northern Railways before going on to design prototype engines that breathed life into the Sopwith Camel Fighter and Sopwith Snipe Planes during the First World War. His astute vision and relentless passion for fast cars led him to found Bentley Motors in 1919. To this day Bentley continues to push the boundaries of exhilaration and unrivalled comfort.
W.O. knew that reliability, power and speed were the things that mattered most, and his invention possessed such ample amounts of these qualities that the Bentley Boys (& Girls) could hardly keep themselves away from the racetrack. Their antics on and off the circuit perfectly demonstrated Bentley’s credentials and before long W.O.’s vision and the marque’s iconic reputation were firmly and adoringly, fixed in the minds of people around the world.