1949 Bentley Limousine adds style to Concours d’Elegance

Friday, May 8th, 2020 00:00 |
Roger Tanner restoring his elegant 1949 Bentley limousine for the Golden Jubilee Africa Concours d’Elegance. Photo/PD/WEBSTER NYANDIKA

 Webster Nyandika


A 1949 Bentley limousine is being prepared by Roger Tanner for the Golden Jubilee Africa Concours d’Elegance set for September 27 at the Ngong Racecourse.

He is among the latest additions to the growing entry list for the event organised by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club which is rated as the classiest event on the Kenya motorsport calendar.

There are 20 classes for all makes and types of cars, pick-ups, SUVs and motorcycles for the 50th edition of the event.

Tanner is the third owner of the classic Bentley which is one of seven that were imported into Kenya.

The car came into his possession after having been lying idle for 20 years. He is painstakingly restoring the elegant two tone grey limousine to be ready for the event.

Like all the car competitors Roger will drive his machine to the Total inspection ramp in front of the racecourse grandstands for a check of the underside.

Next the Bentley will proceed through a series of inspections of the paintwork, the interior and boot and the engine.

Competitors wearing costumes will be marked separately for the fancy dress awards which have no bearing on the Concours results.

In addition to his enthusiasm for classic and vintage cars, Roger is deeply interested in steam engines. 

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