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Earning Their Stripes

Tales of global adventure sound equally daunting and exciting, but we’ve all browsed the websites and brochures of rally organisers and pondered whether to take on…

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Bentley vs Talbot

As a keen motoring enthusiast, I’ve been to see some great historic racing over the years.  I’ve always followed the exploits of William Medcalf, from the…

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A Grand Week in Colorado

Having raised over $6 million for charity throughout the last three decades, the Colorado Grand has cemented itself as one of the great American charitable classic…

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Dolly on a Mission

A man who takes vintage car rallying and racing to new levels, Bill Cleyndert is a poster boy for pushing pre-war cars to the limit. Last…

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Thoroughbred at Goodwood

William lined up the fearsome Pacey-Hassan Bentley on the grid at this year’s Goodwood Members’ Meeting, on behalf of owner Andreas Pohl, as it competed in…

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Don’t stress, I’m sure there’s a plan…

The Benjafield’s Goodwood sprint in May is always a bit of a mad affair and unlike any other sprint known to man. Members of the Benjafield’s…

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A Young Man’s Dream

Earlier last year, William received a phone call from a young man looking to purchase a vintage Bentley. Little did he know that the voice on…

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500 Lengths of the Ascari Circuit

Spitfire pilot and all-round daredevil David Ratcliffe shares his experience of the inaugural Benjafield’s 500 in Spain.. “What are you doing next weekend, Pal?” says William.…

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One of the rarest Bentleys in the world

Barn finds have always been the holy grail for those of a classic and vintage car persuasion. The concept of prising open a long-forgotten garage door…

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Gentlemanly driving in Scotland

Earlier this year I joined William as his navigator in The Flying Scotsman rally, in collaboration with dunhill and The Gentleman’s Journal. This article originally ran…

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No pressure then, Canada!

Long-time family friend of the Medcalf family, David Duncan, flew all the way over from Canada to join William as his navigator in this year’s rather…

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Up the hill and back at Goodwood

A particular treat for William this year was the invitation to drive the 1936 Pacey-Hassan Special at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. I swung by to…