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Win a Corgi Bentley Continental GT

15 April, 2015

In 2003, under the management of Volkswagen AG, Bentley really turned a corner when they revived an old model name with the introduction of the Continental GT. Powered by a massive six-litre W12 motor, replete with a pair of turbochargers, this Bentley for the new millennium boasted 412kW (that’s 552 imperial horses) and a top speed just a tad under the magical 200mph mark. Woolf Barnato, Sir Tim Birkin and the rest of the Bentley Boys would’ve loved this luxurious beast. Using the original Continental GT as a base, Bentley would subsequently essay a whole range of models, with one of the latest being the 2014-introduced V8 S.

If you try a Google image search on the V8 S, you’ll discover a whole pile of shots depicting a Monaco Yellow example — the UK press car.

Thanks to the good guys at Toymod, the NZ Corgi distributor, we have one example of the UK Press Car Bentley to give away to a lucky reader — just answer the following question:

Q:    What was the registration number of the Monaco Yellow Continental V8 S UK press car?

Competition closes on May 20, 2015


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Terms and conditions: The prize is available for delivery in New Zealand only. One entry per person. Prizes are not transferable, not redeemable for cash, and no exchanges will be made. There is one prize to be given away. The promoter is Parkside Media Ltd, 254 Richmond Road Grey Lynn, Auckland. The decision of the promoter is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Employees of Parkside Media, associated sponsor(s), and their immediate families and agencies are not permitted to enter. Entries are the property of [insert publication title] magazine and The Motorhood and may be used for promotional purposes by Parkside Media. Entrants must be over the age of 18. Entrants agree to their name/photo being used for publicity purposes. By entering this competition you agree to receive occasional information from New Zealand Classic Car and The Motorhood, including monthly newsletters. Entries close [insert closing date]. Prizes are as specified and are not transferable or redeemable for cash. If the winner does not claim the prize within 21 days of contact being attempted, the prize will be withdrawn and a new winner drawn. Parkside Media reserves the right to make any changes to any prizes and to provide the winner(s) with a substitute prize.

Taipan – surpassing interest

“It’s merely a passing interest,” insists Selby — despite owning three variants of the classic VW Beetle, including an unusual VW van that was sold as a body kit for a Subaru. In his defence he points to a 1961 Ford Thunderbird, a car that he converted to right-hand drive. However, on the VW side of the ledger, since he opened Allison Autos in Whanganui 27 years ago, Selby has built 15 VW-powered Formula First cars, followed by a beach buggy, restored a derelict Karmann Ghia, and hot-rodded a common or garden Beetle into something that has to be seen to be believed. As speed is not something generally associated with classic VWs, though, Selby is still waiting for this particular modification to catch on amongst the hot rod faithful.

Travelling companion

It’s easy to see why the Morris Minor Traveller was one of the best-loved variants of the Morris Minor. Introduced in 1953, it was equipped with the same independent torsion bar front suspension, drum brakes, and rack and pinion steering as its saloon sibling but, with their foldable rear seat increasing versatility, many Travellers were used as trade vehicles, says Derek Goddard. Derek and Gail Goddard, the owners of this superbly restored example, have run Morris Minors since before they were married in 1974.
“Our honeymoon vehicle was a blue Morris Minor van — it was a rust bucket,” says Derek.