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Walter Owen Bentley
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1888
Greater London, England
Death: Aug. 13, 1971
Surrey, England

British automobile designer who gave his name to the famous Bentley marque. After training on locomotives, Bentley became interested in the internal-combustion engine and took up motor racing. In 1910 he joined the National Motor Cab Company and two years later took over the London agency of three French cars. During World War I he designed his own Bentley rotary aeroengine. The first car of his design was delivered for sale in 1921, and three years later Bentley cars became firmly established when one of them won the Le Mans 24-hour race. The company was acquired by Rolls-Royce in 1931. 
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Record added: May 25, 2002
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Walter Owen Bentley
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Today I am looking at your books "The cars in my life" and "The autobiography of WO Bentley"
- Gregory Park
 Added: Mar. 20, 2009
Thanks for giving us the Bentley. Wish I had one. Rest in eternal peace.
- purple-lady
 Added: Sep. 16, 2008

- Cathy
 Added: Aug. 13, 2008
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