The annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance held in Monterey, California is gear head heaven, no matter what kind of cars you’re into. There’s supercars, classics and pre-war vintage racecars, like the No. 9 Bentley ‘Team Blower’ race car that competed in the 1930 24 Hours of Le Mans, for example.
As Motor Authority reports, the open-cockpit ‘Team Blower’ Bentley was powered by a supercharged 4.4-liter inline-four cylinder engine, unlike the 6.6-liter inline six Bentley which went on to win the endurance race. Drivers Sir Henry Birkin and France Jean Chassagne completed 138 laps in the No. 9 blower Bentley before dropping out of the race, however it set the fastest lap around La Sarthe that year with a time of 6:38.
The iconic No. 9 Team Blower Bentley will be joined by four other notable Bentleys at at Pebble Beach, including a 1930 Bentley 8-Litre formerly owned by company founder W.O. Bentley and a 1952 Continental R-Type.