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This car was created to order by Bob Petersen Engineering in Devon. Something so beautifully and faithfully crafted shouldn't have the handle "Replica" attached to it, but that is what it is.

 

It is a copy of the Embiricos Bentley, only one exists (In California).The Embiricos Bentley was the fastest saloon car in Britain before the war, and certainly the most stylish. Chassis number B-27-LE was a special commission by Greek gentleman motor racer and shipping magnate André Maris Embiricos. Designed by Frenchman Georges Paulin and built by Marcel Pourtout in July 1938, the magnificent aerodynamic ‘Continental’ set high-speed records and went on to race at Le Mans three times.

 

Bob Petersen and his client sourced a very tired standard Park Ward Derby Bentley saloon in need of a total rebuild. Being an MX-series example, it had the correct long gearing. Bob stripped it to a rolling chassis and then spent eight months constructing a wooden buck on which to shape the aluminium bodywork. For me as a car nut, the result is a thing of beauty.

 

I stole a hour or so to visit the Cotswold Motor Show yesterday, which was held at Highnam Court. Surprisingly the rain held off , and I was able to lose myself amongst the wonderful display of classic machinery. The E Type Jag is my favorite classic of all, I love her clean lines, the long bonnet and most of all, her beautiful rear. :-)

A white horse in a paddock at Highnam Court in Gloucester.

 

Unfortunately I saved this at very low fidelity and lost my original. Sorry.

Highnam Court, Gloucester.

A fountain at the entrance to Highnam Court in Gloucester.

 

Unfortunately I saved this at very low fidelity and lost my original. Sorry.

This car was created to order by Bob Petersen Engineering in Devon. Something so beautifully and faithfully crafted shouldn't have the handle "Replica" attached to it, but that is what it is.

 

It is a copy of the Embiricos Bentley, only one exists (In California).The Embiricos Bentley was the fastest saloon car in Britain before the war, and certainly the most stylish. Chassis number B-27-LE was a special commission by Greek gentleman motor racer and shipping magnate André Maris Embiricos. Designed by Frenchman Georges Paulin and built by Marcel Pourtout in July 1938, the magnificent aerodynamic ‘Continental’ set high-speed records and went on to race at Le Mans three times.

 

Bob Petersen and his client sourced a very tired standard Park Ward Derby Bentley saloon in need of a total rebuild. Being an MX-series example, it had the correct long gearing. Bob stripped it to a rolling chassis and then spent eight months constructing a wooden buck on which to shape the aluminium bodywork. For me as a car nut, the result is a thing of beauty.

 

Not very politically correct by today's standards! Detail shot of an old Bentley steering wheel.

Highnam Court is a grade I listed country house in Highnam, Gloucestershire, England constructed in the 17th century. The estate passed from the Cooke family to the Guise family and, in the mid 19th century, was purchased by a member of the Gambier-Parry family. Renovations were undertaken during the tenures of the Guise and Gambier-Parry families, with the latter also including extensive development of the grounds. The Gambier-Parry family held the estate until the late 20th century.

Highnam Court, near Gloucester. If you have not been there, it is a hidden gem and worth a visit (or two or three!) However, it is only open on certain days of the year, and always to raise money for charity. Go to the Highnam Court website for details - www.highnamcourt.co.uk

 

© Mike Broome 2013

Enduring the best of British weather on our long weekend away in Cornwall right now. Gale force winds and sideways rain. You've got to love this country! Here's one from last weekend at the Cotswold Motor Show. I'll catch up with your streams next week. Have a great weekend.

Highnam Court Gardens, near Gloucester. These gardens are probably one of my top three gardens in the UK. They are only open certain days throughtout the year, always to raise charity funds. Check their website for details, you will not be disappointed.

 

© Mike Broome 2014

Are you aware? Something out of place here?

 

Press "L", best on black.

Taken at Highnam Court, just outside Gloucester. Highnam Court is privately owned, but the gardens are open on certain days throughout the year to for charitable causes. I personally think they are among the best in the country and highly recommend a visit. See www.highnamcourt.co.uk/ for details.

 

© Mike Broome 2012

In fact just one of a number of gates at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire

Taken at Highnam Court, just outside Gloucester.

 

Carved by Dave Bytheway, the Chainsaw Woodcarver.

 

Highnam Court is privately owned, but the gardens are open on certain days throughout the year to for charitable causes. I personally think they are among the best in the country and highly recommend a visit. See www.highnamcourt.co.uk/ for details.

 

© Mike Broome 2012

One of the many wood carvings at Highnam Court Gardens, near Gloucester. These gardens are probably one of my top three gardens in the UK. They are only open certain days throughtout the year, always to raise charity funds. Check their website for details, you will not be disappointed.

 

© Mike Broome 2014

Rebuilt in 1658. It is one of the few houses built in the English Commonwealth period. Not as big as some, but beautifully proportioned.

 

Highnam Court, just outside Gloucester. It is privately owned, but the gardens are open on certain days throughout the year to for charitable causes. I personally think they are among the best in the country and highly recommend a visit. See www.highnamcourt.co.uk/ for details.

 

© Mike Broome 2012

found in Highnam Court Gardens - Gloucester

This looked so peaceful, the swan on her nest under the sun dappled Weeping Willow. Taken at Highnam Court, just outside Gloucester. Highnam Court is privately owned, but the gardens are open on certain days throughout the year to for charitable causes. I personally think they are among the best in the country and highly recommend a visit. See www.highnamcourt.co.uk/ for details.

 

© Mike Broome 2012

Winter berries for the birds at Highnam Court, near Gloucester. If you have not been there, it is a hidden gem and worth a visit (or two or three!) However, it is only open on certain days of the year, and always to raise money for charity. Go to the Highnam Court website for details - www.highnamcourt.co.uk

 

© Mike Broome 2013

Day 214 - recovered from giving myself food poisoning :-( and went to Highnam Court Gardens in the afternoon.

Highnam Court, Gloucester.

 

Unfortunately I saved this at very low fidelity and lost my original. Sorry.

One of the many fungi at Highnam Court, near Gloucester. If you have not been there, it is a hidden gem and worth a visit (or two or three!) However, it is only open on certain days of the year, and always to raise money for charity. Go to the Highnam Court website for details - www.highnamcourt.co.uk

 

© Mike Broome 2013

Taken at Highnam Court, just outside Gloucester. Highnam Court is privately owned, but the gardens are open on certain days throughout the year to for charitable causes. I personally think they are among the best in the country and highly recommend a visit. See www.highnamcourt.co.uk/ for details.

 

© Mike Broome 2012

Taken at Highnam Court, just outside Gloucester. Highnam Court is privately owned, but the gardens are open on certain days throughout the year to for charitable causes. I personally think they are among the best in the country and highly recommend a visit. See www.highnamcourt.co.uk/ for details.

 

© Mike Broome 2012

Evening shot at Highnam Court (Nr Gloucester)

Taken at Highnam Court, just outside Gloucester.

 

Not sure who carved this or its correct title. Could be by Dave Bytheway, the Chainsaw Woodcarver. who produced many of the woodcarvings in the gardens.

 

Highnam Court is privately owned, but the gardens are open on certain days throughout the year to for charitable causes. I personally think they are among the best in the country and highly recommend a visit. See www.highnamcourt.co.uk/ for details.

 

© Mike Broome 2012

Autumn colours at Highnam Court, near Gloucester. If you have not been there, it is a hidden gem and worth a visit (or two or three!) However, it is only open on certain days of the year, and always to raise money for charity. Go to the Highnam Court website for details - www.highnamcourt.co.uk

 

© Mike Broome 2013

Taken at Highnam Court, just outside Gloucester. Highnam Court is privately owned, but the gardens are open on certain days throughout the year to for charitable causes. I personally think they are among the best in the country and highly recommend a visit. See www.highnamcourt.co.uk/ for details.

 

© Mike Broome 2012

Nikon D700

Samyang 85mm f/1.4

A fountain at the entrance to Highnam Court in Gloucester.

 

Unfortunately I saved this at very low fidelity and lost my original. Sorry.

Highnham Court Gardens - with a bit of "Photoshop"

Deer family carved from dead trees at Highnam Court, near Gloucester.

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