No. 9 Bentley ‘Team Blower’ Le Mans Racer Heading To Pebble Beach

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.

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