May 10, 2007

Vintage Bentleys rally in Turkish event to country’s first dealership

Istanbul, Turkey – Sixteen vintage Bentleys are crossing Turkey in the Bentley Calista Rally, which this year will mark the opening of the new Bentley Istanbul dealership.

The 4,000 km rally started in London on May 5 and will head to Istanbul for the showroom opening, before finishing on May 17 in Belek, the site of the new Calista Luxury Resort. The closing ceremony of the rally will be one of the highlights of the resort’s grand opening.

Bentley Istanbul will be run by Dogus Otomotiv, importer of Volkswagen Group brands in Turkey, and will be Bentley’s first dealership in the country.

Open by invitation only to members of the Benjafield’s Racing Club, the two-week rally crosses the entire European continent, passing through ten countries. The drivers have come from as far away as the UK, United States, Ireland, Germany, Italy and Denmark to participate.

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