Driving A 2012 Bentley Continental GTC

Every now and then the universe (or perhaps the master of the skiing universe) treats you to something really special. In late February my great friend and professional ski mountaineer Chris Davenport called me with the question, “do you want to drive Bentleys and go heli skiing?”  If it took me 3 seconds to answer I would be surprised.  I of course answered yes and at noon, the next day, two 2012 Bentley Continental GTCs drove into Chris’s driveway where he and I stood, grinning like kids in a candy shop.  We were both handed the keys to our cars and off we went.  The project was to be part of a Bentley promotional video that would feature Chris and I racing these incredible automobiles to Dunton Hot Springs near Rico colorado some 6 hours to our southwest and then heli skiing with Telluride Helitrax.  The cars were outfitted with all sorts of POV cameras and I’ll have to admit that I felt like some kind of rock star.  Or maybe just a little bit like (long pause) Jeremy Clarkson.

Bentley Motors, Inc. Head of Public Relations and Communications, Graeme Russell was in charge of the crew which included Austin Reza of Reza & Company and Foo Fighters: Back and Forth Cinematographer Harris Done.

Check out the video by Reza and Company and a few stills that I grabbed along the way.

Bentley: In Search of Snow

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Chris in the Bentley

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Chris skiing in the San Juan Mountains

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The Bentley Continental GTC at the Dunton Hot Springs

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