Key Club events 2024
Friday 16th February, 2024
By Stuart Newman
Dates, locations and initial details confirmed for Talks Day, AGM, Summer Concours and BDC Silverstone plus Centenary Tour to Le Mans
Adrian Hallmark, the Chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors, will be the keynote speaker at the 3rd Talks Day to be held on Saturday 6 April at the Clubhouse in Wroxton.
Adrian will be one of three fascinating speakers at the event organised in conjunction by the Bentley Memorial Foundation and the BDC. Also confirmed are WOBMF Chairman Ken Lea and well-known historic racer Shaun Lynn.
The 87th BDC Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 21 April, also at the Clubhouse.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bentley’s first victory at Le Mans in 1924, a special Centenary Tour to Le Mans will take place on Wednesday 12-Monday 17 June (the 24 Hours itself takes place on 15-16 June).
Arranged in conjunction with Classic Grand Touring (the Club’s events partner), the five-night tour for 25 Bentleys, includes track hospitality. Bookings have now CLOSED.
This year's 76th Summer Concours will be held over the weekend of Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 July at the Clubhouse in Wroxton.
Two full days of activities are planned, with the highlight being the Concours itself on the Sunday when the prizes for the finest cars, including Best in Show, will be awarded.
The weekend will also feature a special homage to the Derby, which celebrated its 90th anniversary last year, with a display of Club Members' models. Derby expert Jeremy Marshall Roberts, the East Midlands Region Chairman, will also provide a fascinating talk on the model. There will also be a Saturday evening gala dinner and optional visits to various places of interest in the area on the day.
A weekend accommodation package has also been put together for Members and guests at the nearby four-star Walton Hall Hotel & Spa - click here for the hotel website.
BDC Silverstone, the Club’s 76th annual race day, has been confirmed for Saturday 10 August.
This year, the Times Challenge Trophy Bentley scratch race – the day's blue-riband event – will be supplemented by The John Duff Trophy and Frank Clement Cup race to celebrate the centenary of Bentley’s first win at Le Mans in 1924 (it’s planned that the latter event will happen instead of the usual Bentley handicap and BDC Open races).
Further details regarding Talks Day, the AGM, Concours and BDC Silverstone will be announced in due course.