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Bentley Centenary Events

Having roared into life in 1919, Bentley’s pioneering spirit has now been leading the way for 100 extraordinary years.

To mark this incredible milestone, Bentley is hosting a selection of unforgettable events and unique experiences throughout 2019.

From extraordinary drives, to fabulous festivals, sophisticated parties and illustrious motor shows, we look forward to welcoming Bentley drivers, enthusiasts and those who are simply curious to know more about the Bentley story to our Centenary celebrations.

Take in the best of Bentley past, present and future. To hear all about our upcoming Centenary events, register your interest below.

UK Centenary Events

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CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL CENTENARY PACKAGE

12th - 15th March 2019

Cheltenham, UK


The highlight of the jump season, enjoy the exhilaration of the Cheltenham Festival in unparalleled style, from the surrounds of Bentley’s 1919 VIP Bar and Lounge in The Orchard - Cheltenham’s newest luxury village.

As part of Bentley’s 1919 Centenary Hospitality Package, you’ll enjoy 1920s themed entertainment, complimentary drinks, canapés and afternoon tea. Celebrate in vintage style with a lunch inspired by the 1927 Bentley Boys Le Mans victory dinner and enjoy exclusive access to our very latest cars.

1919 Centenary Hospitality packages are available for the following days:

Tuesday 12 March – Champion Day, £500

Wednesday 13 March – Ladies Day, SOLD OUT

Thursday 14 March – St Patrick’s Thursday, SOLD OUT

Friday 15 March – Gold Cup Day, £600

To find out more information about this event, register your interest below.

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THE CENTENARY EXTRAORDINARY DRIVE

15-31 March 2019

Castle of Mey - Crewe – London

Only the grandest of grand tours will do for our Centenary Extraordinary Drive. Driving their own Bentley cars from throughout our 100 year history, guests will set off from HM the Queen Mother’s Castle of Mey in north Scotland. Continuing down through the Highlands, you’ll enjoy dinner on HMY Britannia set against a backdrop of splendid Scottish scenery.

The second leg moves through England, visiting historic York, Bentley’s home in Crewe, the picturesque Cotswolds and on to London’s exquisite St. Pancras Hotel, where the celebrations culminate in a black tie dinner at the Tower of London. For further information, including pricing, please view the event brochure here.

To enquire about attending this Centenary event, register your interest below.

 

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GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

4-7 July 2019

Goodwood House, West Sussex, UK

As Bentley’s special guest at the festival you’ll enjoy our warm hospitality and access to the grandstand as we celebrate a century of luxury and performance at this annual celebration of speed and power.

Held on the lawns and parkland surrounding Goodwood House, the Festival of Speed will showcase Bentley’s road and track cars through the years in breath-taking displays. A class in the Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elégance will be dedicated to the R-Type Continental, and the latest Bentley models will be revealed in the First Glance paddock.

To find out more about our hospitality packages, visit our Goodwood Festival of Speed page.

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SALON PRIVÉ

5-8 September 2019

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, UK

Salon Privé is a luxurious garden party set against the backdrop of Blenheim Palace, presenting the finest collection of supercars and classic cars, along with a luxury retail village and exquisite cuisine. The EXP 100 GT and the Corniche will feature prominently alongside the Bentley Masters and the Bentley Drivers Club 2019 Concours d’Elégance, including a display of more than 1,000 Bentleys in celebration of the marque’s Centenary.

BENTLEY MASTERS AT SALON PRIVÉ

Saturday 7th September sees Bentley Masters taking centre stage on the South Lawn of Blenheim with 50 of the rarest, most spectacular models gathered to celebrate 100 years of the marque. With entries coming from around the world, this will be a truly international celebration. From early racing icons through to the latest examples of luxury and performance, Bentley’s heritage will be proudly displayed as well as its future. For information on how to enter, please click here

BENTLEY DRIVERS CLUB ANNUAL RALLY 

Sunday 8th September sees Salon Privé partnering with the prestigious Bentley Drivers Club Annual Rally where Bentley owners and enthusiasts from all over the world will come together for the Centenary in an attempt to achieve the largest gathering of Bentleys ever seen.

The event is open to everyone, so if you are interested in bringing your Bentley and being part of the gathering, register your interest below.

Europe Centenary Events

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BENTLEY AT GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

7-17 March 2019

Geneva, Switzerland

Join us for an exclusive Bentley experience as we celebrate 100 extraordinary years at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show.

Step away from the crowds and enjoy our effortless hospitality as you immerse yourself in 100 years of Bentley at our private stand. Learn about the cars and the people that make Bentley what it is today in our Centenary room and see the eagerly awaited Limited Edition car inspired by the No. 9 Blower. Explore bespoke luxury in the Mulliner Lounge, configure your own Bentley and discover our latest technological advances within the Innovation Lab.

If you would like to receive more information about accessing the Bentley stand at Geneva, please contact your local retailer.

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CUSTOMER MOTORSPORT PROGRAMME

Monza, Italy 14 April 2019

Paul Ricard France, 1 June 2019 

Total 24 Hrs Spa, Belgium 27-28 July 2019     

Barcelona, Spain 29 September 2019

What better way to celebrate 100 years of Bentley? We’re ushering in our sixth global motorsport season with ambitions for 2019 that are stronger than ever, building on our successes as we have done since 1919.

This Centenary year, join us for the finest customer programme in GT3 racing. Watch the Bentley Race Team up close, and even talk to the drivers and engineers. Enjoy our exceptional hospitality and take your place at the centre of the action on a track tour, garage tour and grid walk.

Centenary hospitality packages are priced as follows:

Monza - €400 per person            

Paul Ricard - €475 per person               

Total 24 Hrs Spa - Weekend €710 per person, Saturday €495 per person, Sunday €355 per person

Barcelona - €400 per person

To find out more and book a Centenary hospitality package, read more on our Motorsport hospitality page.

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24 HOURS OF LE MANS

14-16 June 2019

Le Mans, France

Bentley’s association with Le Mans goes right back to its very first event in 1923. After claiming our first win there in 1924, we return in 2019 as Guests of Honour, as part of our Centenary. We’ll be celebrating the occasion with a special car display and Bentley parade lap ahead of the race, and you can see the legendary 1924 Bentley 3L Sport in the Le Mans Museum.


One of the greatest and most well known spectacles in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is marking the finale of the World Endurance Championship for the first time ever in 2019.

To attend this incredible event, book tickets to Le Mans here

 

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CHANTILLY ARTS ET ELEGANCE

28-30 June 2019

Chantilly, France

Visit the Bentley Centenary stand at the sophisticated Chantilly Arts et Elegance and see the world’s most beautiful cars come together in this stunning garden party setting. This year sees Bentley take pride of place in the renowned Concours d’Etat, with dedicated classes creating a special exhibition of Bentley’s 100 extraordinary years.

From the latest Bentley line-up to the finest vintage models, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience the Bentley story and see incredible craftsmanship first hand.

To join the Centenary celebrations at the Bentley stand, book tickets for Chantilly Arts et Elegance online here.

China Centenary Events

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BENTLEY AT SHANGHAI MOTOR SHOW

18-25 April 2019

Shanghai, China

Attend the prestigious Shanghai Motor Show as our guest at the Bentley stand as we continue our Centenary celebrations.

Enter a quiet oasis and enjoy our exceptional hospitality, as you discover how we create the perfect fusion of luxury and performance. 

If you would like to receive more information about accessing the Bentley stand at Shanghai, please contact your local retailer.

Americas Centenary Events

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Monterey Car Week

15-18 August 2019
Monterey, California, United States of America

Since 1919, Bentley Motors has been creating the world’s most iconic Grand Tourers. To honor a century of innovation, achievement, and craftsmanship, Bentley has curated a program of unforgettable events for Monterey Car Week. Join us in the celebrations; enjoy unique experiences and exclusive opportunities to commemorate 100 extraordinary years.

To find out more about our hospitality package, visit our Monterey Car Week page.

 

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Centenary Celebration & Parade

19 October 2019
New York, United states of America 

Bentley invites you to participate in the largest stateside Centenary Celebration - a combination of Parade and Concours.

On Saturday 19 October, a Parade of Bentley's will descend into Manhattan, starting in five different points of the Tri-State Area; Long Island, Greenwich, Edison, Parsippany and lastly Manhattan. From there, the Parades will all converge at a central point for a Concours event in the heart of Manhattan, bringing together past, present and future vehicles we invite you to join in our celebrations.

To find out more information about this event, register your interest below. 

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