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This Is How You Live Life As A Bentley Boy

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John Maccarone
John Maccarone

Still one of my Petrolicious favorites!!

Pedro Campuzano
Pedro Campuzano

Wow! Well done Petrolicious! What a wonderful experience!

rwarming@aol.com
rwarming@aol.com

Yes… a really well constructed video. Nice work! And it’s heartening to think that William’s boys will be able to watch this after their dad has taught them how to get round the Silverstone Complex without leaving the track.

GirchyGirchy
GirchyGirchy

What’s up with the music in the last few films? While very nice, the mixing has been toning down the vocals of the speaker and the car so they can be barely heard over the score. The balance has tipped a little too far. Would like to have heard more of the story and more about the car, too.

Of course, they’re still gorgeous!

Richard Ingham
Richard Ingham

Even though I’ll never get to own one of those beautiful classic Bentleys,
I’ve considered myself as a Bentley Boy when I got my Matchbox 4.5 liter blower Bentley many years ago. Reading about them racing at LeMans in the late 20s & early 30s, made me wish to travel back in time to experience those epic duels . A true symphony from the throaty exhaust to mechanical sound of the engine to the gearbox whine. Thank you for a great video !!!

Sanjit Deepalam
Sanjit Deepalam

Does anyone know what the last score was? It was absolutely stunning. I think it might have been a Philip Glass piece, but I don’t know which one. I’m dying to know.
I always love Petrolicious’s videos. I’ve found that there are so many cars that I’ve discovered my love for as a result of these videos. I’ll add pre-war Bentley’s to my list of must-have’s when I grow up.

Simon Sheldrick
Simon Sheldrick

Really nicely shot film. And the sound reproduction is sensational, too. You really get the rasp of the exhaust note from this big ol’ girl and a vivid sense that she loves every moment of it.

Frankly, I’m yet to watch a Petrolicious film that I didn’t like – even about cars that I am not a fan of.

Facel Vega Silva
Facel Vega Silva

as always very nice videos. can you help me and let me know who is the drummer that is playing on the soundtrack?

best regards

Chris Jeffs
Chris Jeffs

Absolutely superb! Thrilled to find you’re just down the road so will pop in soon! ?

HitTheApex
HitTheApex

Both the cars and the film are works of art! Well done! Thank you!

Axel Larsson
Axel Larsson

This was really fantastic. Very nicely done! And thanks William for sharing!

Wes Flack
Wes Flack

Well done!

JB21
JB21

Once there was a time when men were men and all sheep were scared.

teecee
teecee

Visceral! Way beyond expectations. I feel as though I just came out of a heavy movie and need to process it. Well done.

Bryan Dickerson
Bryan Dickerson

That was beautifully made but the whole time I was anticipating a shot of the Bentley blasting sideways through a chicane! You’re saving that for Life As A Bentley Boy II, right?

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

Wonderful video, but ‘yes’. When Medcalf spoke about how the proper way to view a Bentley Six, is to view it moving sideways through a chicane, I did get my hopes up, of seeing someone ‘drift’ a Bentley through a corner.

Victor Fecioru
Victor Fecioru

Superbly made! Congratulations!

Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves

Really nice!!!

This small of films are becoming more and more beautiful and exquisite!

Loved the part when he says “I’m not there yet” – really humble and honest – and this coming from someone, who probably already has more knowledge about cars and Bentleys, than most so-called “connoisseurs” will have in their entire life!

Btw, probably one of the few times were a (jazzy feel) drum solo as part of the soundtrack, doesn´t sound out of place!

Sam N
Sam N

Fantastic! Really well done.

Dennis White
Dennis White

Fabulous production. What’d it cost to get Phillip Glass to write the last part of the score?!

brentcastle
brentcastle

Great cars! Great subject! I had to watch the scene of the Pacey Hassan Special on the elevator a few times. Love it. Bentley sights and sounds are unmistakeable and the video captures it and the passion of a modern Bentley Boy perfectly.

Casual Observer
Casual Observer

Yes! One of your best. Well done guys!

Sean Whelan
Sean Whelan

Although I have enjoyed just about all the Petrolicious productions I think this one is a watershed.
This piece has a true cinematic scope, edgy dynamic tension, and is appropriately scored, and colored; well done! Even the technical “flaws” are immodest but not contrived.
I hate to sound like a snotty art snob but it is difficult to praise this piece accurately without donning the required black turtleneck and smug countenance.
Really nice work; the subject matter was expertly handled, congratulations!

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia

That’s quite some praise! On behalf of the whole team, thank you!
Yeah, we all have to put on the black turtleneck every once in a while.

Alistair Banks
Alistair Banks

One of the best films in a long time, great stuff.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Beautiful film one of the best Petrolicious has done cinematography wise?

As William Metcalf’s business is based in Hampshire I assume it was filmed not far from there?

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

What lovely videography. And what a profoundly, knowledgeable and experienced man. I really love the breadth of this video series. The car world is littered with poseurs, and then there are engineers-artisans like Medcalf who think nothing, particularly, of changing out a differential with hand tools in the middle of the Gobi desert, than driving 66 hours non-stop, to catch up with their rally. And Medcalf is humble enough about his achievements to tell us, that in terms of understanding these cars completely, he is “not there yet.”

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

The Facebook Page for Medcalf’s shop is here: https://www.facebook.com/WilliamMedcalfGroup/
The home page for Medcalf’s restoration business is here: http://vintagebentley.com/

no_way_jose
no_way_jose

Beautiful