Hello members, I’m happy to present you my last build of the Bentley 1923 Le Mans race.
It is the first 24-hour Race Grand Prix of Endurance "Rudge-Whitworth Triennial Cup" organized by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest. John Duff, Bentley agent in London, entered with his 3-litre private. He has the driver of Bentley factory Frank Clement as a co-driver. The car is lightened and prepared by racing equipment at the factory. The adventure, according to W. O. Bentley, ends well after covering 1933.3 km in an average speed of 80.5km/h far beyond that imposed. Duff and Clement finished 4th at the distance with for Clement the lap record at 107.3km/h of the 17.262km circuit. The mark of W.O. is qualified to compete in the second race of the Triennial Cup in 1924.
The Slot Car The construction (approximate 1 / 32e) and the mechanical characteristics are identical to that of Bentley TT and Compton of 1922. The mass is 112grams. Paint and satin varnish of Tamiya
The beginning of a legend. Indianapolis corner :
Body light alloy 0.5mm
Origin of the driver: modified Starlux legionnaire for the body (French figure).
Finishing of the head: modified LMM 132004 (Anders Clausager Motor compiled Brooklands books : “Duff and a blue béret basque”).
Finishing the steering wheel:
Electric circuit of the yellow headlamps and the rear red light:
Thank you very much to you two for the compliments.
Chris It is difficult for me to explain in detail the construction of the bodywork and accessories. It seems simple once completed but there are many complicated hours of work to arrive to this conclusion. To relax me, I am now going to assemble some kits.
I will post some pictures of the built.
Thanks for your interest. Best regards Jean-Pierre