Yesterday, Ian was thrilled to welcome the Bentley and Rolls-Royce Central North Island Group to the museum on a pleasant Spring day. Most people worldwide think of these two premium British marques as the epitome of a vintage racing pedigree allied to peerless style, luxury and comfort - the embodiment of all that is finest in motoring.
The group had a great time browsing around the collection - Fiona and her 'boss' Bentley the bear seemed particularly happy! We were hoping to organise a photo shoot at the museum, but unfortunately there were numerous motoring-related events happening around Hawkes Bay at the same time, and despite best efforts, in the end we just couldn't manage it.
However, the redoubtable Ana Brock-Jest at Hooters Vintage & Classic Vehicle Hire in Napier came to the rescue, kindly allowing us to publish her photos of the group and their cars during their stop-off at the Hooters Showroom shortly before they cruised out to see us. Thanks, Ana - much appreciated!