Buckingham Palace Gardens
Bentley Motors wills be helping to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation at Buckingham Palace Gardens by displaying some of the most historical and many of the most current Bentleys at the event. The British luxury carmaker, which designed and hand-built the Queen’s state limousine, will sponsor the Coronation Festival Gala that forms part of the coronation festival. The event will showcase some of the UK’s most creative and successful businesses and organizations, and celebrate the best of UK companies.
Bentley’s luxurious flagship sedan, the award-winning Mulsanne, will be joined by the world’s fastest four-seat, open-top car the 323-kph Continental GT Speed Convertible. The iconic R-Type Continental that was at its pinnacle during the original coronation celebrations will also be on display. Richard Charlesworth, Bentley’s director of royal and VIP relations said “the opportunity to build, and now support, the state limousine is a great source of pride for everyone at Bentley and many of our customers. It is perhaps one of the most recognized and photographed cars in the world.”
Bentley Motors employs approximately four thousand people in Crewe, which is home to all its operations, including design, R&D, engineering and production. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology is a unique example of high-value British manufacturing. Bentley’s exhibition area will allow visitors to take a rare glimpse inside the company’s headquarters in Cheshire, where some of the world’s best luxury cars are created using a unique combination of traditional hand craftsmanship skills and leading-edge automotive production processes.
The Coronation Festival is an exciting and unique event which is hosted by the Royal Warrant Holders Association, will bring together for the first time on this scale over two hundred companies who hold Royal Warrants of Appointment. Promoting the very best of UK plc, the Festival will celebrate innovation, excellence and industry through trade and craft.
The Festival will be open to members of the public who will be able to buy a ticket for the daytime event; giving visitors the opportunity to explore the Gardens and buy, sample and experience the wide range of products and services from the exhibitors. There is also the opportunity to buy a ticket for a magnificent Gala evening of entertainment, a celebration of music and dance over the past sixty years.