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Invitation to Bentley Drivers Club Supper and Test Driver Talk - from 7pm Tue 7th December - Thornton Hall Hotel, Wirral.

Bentley Drivers Club North-West Region proudly presents:


A leading wheel and tyre specialist with a global reputation.

Tuesday 7 December 2021

Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa, Thornton Hough, Wirral CH63 1JF

Doors open 7pm. Supper from 7.15pm followed by talk.

I started my career from University at what was Rolls Royce and Bentley Motors in Crewe from 2001, just as VW group took over.

I was Chassis Representative at VW group sign off events for Bentley and Chassis Production Liaison for Arnage F6 and Gen 1 Continental GT. I then moved to chassis test for a few years before working as ESP calibration on GT60 Arnage 831 and a little bit with the State Limousine.

After that I went into wheel and tyre development, working up to Technical Specialist and Acting Senior Engineer on all Bentley models, before I left Bentley Motors to work at Kumho Tyres as Senior Engineer on tyre development for all manufacturers and magazine tests.

I then started my own tyre development company and - in parallel - Bentley asked me to support the group events again as a Contract Engineer on Bentayga for NVH.

Once Bentayga launched I was too busy to do my own tyre development and Bentley work, so tried to leave again but they kept me on to do driver training and press events as a Service Contractor.

I recently -  after 20 years of working for Bentley -  bought my own Bentayga, a genuine factory owned sales and marketing vehicle.

My talk will include many items, such as how Bentley test behind closed doors, stories from unknown prototypes and how Bentley influenced Rolls Royce -  even in the movies!”

Ray Collier’s talk will be of interest to owners of other marques and all motoring enthusiasts, as his knowledge of wheels and tyres is broad ranging.

Non-members of the Bentley Drivers Club will be most welcome.

Includes 2-course supper with coffee to follow

  • Steak pie with chips (for veggie option, let Joanna know)
  • Sticky toffee pudding

Drinks from the bar to your own account.

Cost: £27.50 per person. Pre-booking essential!

To book please email: Joanna Way

To Pay: BDC NW account: sort code 60-07-35 Account no. 29297974

Bank reference: TyreMan

Bring your friends along!

Kind Regards


Joanna Way

Bentley Drivers Club

Acting Chairman and Secretary North West Region

Southport Classic and Speed - Competition/Special Invite Car Entry Form

If you have a competition car (e.g. race, rally or speed event prepared), Jaguar E-type, original Mini Cooper or a pre war car, you are entitled to a special invitation free entry!

Simply click here to enter your vehicle.

You will be provided with a dedicated display location, rally style number plate , entry into “The Judges Favourite” Awards plus entry to the Grande Parade, that follows the original 1903 Speed Trial Course.

Please note: Entries close 19th Sept.

We look forward to seeing you at Southport on the 10th.

NEW EVENT Southport Classic and Speed - 10th October 2021!

We are delighted to launch our new event for the North West and invite you to enter your vehicle or join us for a great day out at the Seaside:
Southport Classic and Speed 2021 (click on link)
Enter your vehicle on line. Any type, any age but especially Veteran and Vintage as well as classics and modern/present day.
Sunday 10th October 2021.
This will be a free family event focussing on all things automotive!
Southport has a rich Motoring and Motor Sport Heritage, which pre dates Brooklands, with the first Speed Trials held in 1903 plus the World Land Speed record set in 1926 by Sir Henry Segrave and sand racing attracting 100 000 plus crowds.
The event will be centred at Victoria Park, home to the world famous Southport Flower Show, which boasts excellent facilities, easy access and a 5 minute walk to the Sea Front, Fairground and Lord St shopping areas.

We have been working in partnership with Victoria Park Events, Sefton MBC and Southport BID together with supporters #Cataclean and #porschepreston #bowkergroup.

Association of North Western Car Clubs 2021 Events Calendar.

The ANWCC 2021 Events Calendar has now been published.

This contains hundreds of events you can compete in including:

Stage Rallies, Forest Rallies, Road and Navigational Rallies, Autotest & AutoSOLOS, Sprints and Hillclimbs, Trials and other events.

ANWCC 2021 Calendar 0f Events

ACC announce Motorsport UK Medical Day - 27th March 2021 - Aintree Racecourse.

The Club is delighted to announce our Third Motorsport UK Medical Day for Race , Rally and Kart Licence holders.

The Clinic will be held in the Merryman Suite over looking the historic Aintree Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday 27th March 2021 from 10.00 to 13.00. When you book online, you can conveniently choose available 15 min time slots to suit.

Medicals for National  and International Licences are very competitively priced at just £75. ACC Members enjoy a special price of just £67.50!

If you are a Member, please email us for your discount code.

Due to Covid restrictions, we unfortunately cannot offer ECG Reports this year.

Booking is essential and may be done online or by telephone.

Full details and booking/payment online:

Motorsport Medicals for Aintree Circuit Club- 27th March - D4Drivers