Hosting the 8th International Vintage Bentley Tour in Vryheid - 10 October 2015.

We were certainly very privileged when a request was made to our secretary, Harry Heyns, by the treasurer and route
co-ordintator of the Bentley Touring Group, Dave Alexander, to host a light luncheon.   The VVCC was delighted with a unanimous approval by all members.

The Tour Group started off from Durban on October 5 and would be on tour for possibly one month touring South Africa.

A brief touring map would incompass the following towns, namely:   Mkuzi - Pongola - Manzini - Piet Retief - Vryheid - Drakensberg - Bleomfontein - Kimberley - Knysna - George - Hermanus - ending in Cape Town.   A distance of plus minus
3,900 km.

The participants were from all over the world and made up as follows varying from year of manufacture 1922 - 1934:
UK - 8 vehicles, Australia - 2 vehicles, South Africa - 6 vehicles, USA - 1 vehicle, Ireland - 1 vehicle.

The morning of the 10th of October dawned with a perfect sunny day.   Our club was well prepared and supported by no less than 20 vintage and classic cars and members.

Our club clearly lends itself to this type of occasion.

Well the beat of the first Bentleys could be heard as they started arriving.   

What an experience and sight to see all 18 Bentleys driving in. 

Our chairman, Cassie Lourens, welcomed the Touring Group and luncheon and refreshments enjoyed by all.

Our guests, I believe, certainly enjoyed the short pitstop of two and a half hours.   One can imagine the interaction that followed.

Numerous photos were taken by Colin and Renay and thanks to both of them.

Time was again calling and the Bentley Group was on their way to Champagne Castle in the Drakensberg.

Our thanks to Dave and his Bentley Touring Group for the short stopover with our club in Vryheid.

Submitted by Des Lemmon-Warde