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  1. jamied says

    I agree with the previous contributor that the car seen at the outset of the clip is not a Bentley but an Aston Martin. This vehicle, (Reg. No. BML 328), manufactured in 1943, is still running in 2013.

  2. roycousins says

    Aston Martin BML328 was built in 1934 for the RAC Tourist Trophy at Ards in Northern Ireland (where it finished sixth overall and second in class) and designated "LM15" as a works team car. Originally built for the 1934 Le Mans 24-Hour Race as "LM11" (where it retired), it had to be rebuilt as "LM15" as the original chassis was drilled to reduce weight and this was banned by the TT regulations.

  3. roycousins says

    0:04 - NJ7750 is a rare Mercedes SSK.
    0:26 - An Alta 2-Litre Sports, one of only six produced before WW2.
    0:34 - Jean Mortimer is seen with Aston Martin BML328 (LM15), which is still actively campaigned in circuit racing and hill climbs in 2014.
    0:48 - Charles Mortimer arrives in a Invicta S-Type.
    1:03 - Jean Mortimer drives off in AKU991, a 1935 Aston Martin Ulster, which is also still raced today.

  4. Vitesse says

    Location may be RC Rowlands Motors in Byfleet. Charles Mortimer was a partner in the firm at the time and another of the cars visible is an Alta, for which Rowlands were agents for Southern England.

  5. johngleeson says

    JEAN MORTIMER 1946. The car Jean Mortimer is working on and driving is a pre-war Aston Martin, rather than a Bentley. Other vehicles shown include Mercedes and Invicta sports cars.

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