2013 marks the 10th Anniversary of Bentley's win at Le Mans. The image shows Derek driving the No.7 Bentley Speed 8 up the Champs Elysees in Paris following Bentley's victory at the 2003 Le Mans 24 hours race, with two vintage Bentley blowers following behind.
The No. 7 race car was then transported to London to be guest of honour at a victory dinner at the Savoy Hotel – simply getting it into the hotel took three hours, the complete removal of the Savoy’s famous revolving doors and the construction of a special tool to tip the car through 45 degrees to get it into the ballroom. When the original Bentley Boys celebrated their second win in similar style in 1927, their 3 Litre Bentley was also guest of honour, but cars were easier to disassemble in those days and the removal of the wheels and axles enabled the car to take its seat without the hotel doors being removed!