BIG BROTHER BENTLEY IS WATCHING YOU (or at least your car)

After the annual Civic Service at St Christopher’s Church, Pott Shrigley, the Editor had an interesting and wide-ranging conversation with the chauffeur of a Bentley Flying Spur awaiting his passenger.

While it is widely known that Formula 1 cars transmit telemetry data to their pits and factory, it is less well known that some road cars do something similar. Bentley engines are of course very quiet at idle. Apparently the Company rang one owner to tell him that his car’s engine had been running for 15 hours without the car moving: he had put the car in his garage, but got out without switching the engine off.