Bentley's Mulsanne Speed Blue Train pays homage to the weirdest race in history

April 17, 2015 11:30 AM

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Bentley's Mulsanne Speed Blue Train pays homage to the weirdest race in history

Bentley is celebrating the 85th anniversary of the Blue Train race with a limited-edition version of the Mulsanne Speed. The custom-built sedan was introduced at the Techno Classica show that is currently taking place in Essen, Germany.

The 1930 Blue Train race was no ordinary motorsport event. According to Bentley's archives department, Captain Woolf Barnato, the company's chairman at the time, bet that his Speed Six could make the trip from Cannes to Calais, France, faster than the Calais-Mediterrane Express, which was colloquial...

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