Malcolm Bobbitt has produced a meticulously researched and well written biography of W.O. Bentley, founder of the legendary Bentley marque. It will be a valued addition to the library of any motoring enthusiast or motoring historian. Bentley`s first major contribution to motoring was his championing ofaluminium pistons in the pre-World War I days, then there was his work on aero-engines during that conflict, culminating in the Bentley BR1 and BR2 rotary engines, his establishment of Bentley Motors and his later work for Lagonda before his long retirement. All of this and more is covered in detail by Bobbitt in this excellent biography.