Blower Bentley Replica: Twice As Many Cylinders, Way More Fun

We promised you more of VintageRacer's photographs, so here's the next batch. Only 55 Blower Bentleys were built in 1929 and 1930, and they got 175 horsepower out of their blown four-bangers (which had what we think is the best supercharger location ever). This Bob Peterson Engineering-built replica has a 400-horsepower blown Rolls-Royce straight eight. Which one do you suppose is more fun on the track? We really wish we could hear this thing in action, so we could compare the sound to that of the blown Packard straight eight. Make the jump for VintageRacer's description.


I've seen this car at the track for the last couple of years. It's a replica, built by Bob Petersen. Polished aluminum, with a 6.5 liter Rolls straight 8, it sounds just as good as it looks...

Thanks, VintageRacer! More of these great photos to come!