Timothy Potts Sculpture

The Dream of Speed

Bronze on granite plinth. Life size.

The Dream of Speed evokes the drama and spirit of the Bentley Boys, epitomised by Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin in his single-seater Special at Brooklands.

Plinth dimensions: 300mm x 300mm x 50mm

Weight: 25kg

Height inc. plinth: approx. 475mm

Width: 400mm

The Dream of Speed is a portrait of one of my motor racing heroes, Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin, the most famous of the Bentley Boys. Birkin is captured in reflective mood, knowing he will have to use all 160 mph of his supercharged ‘Blower Special’ to claim the lap record at Brooklands. He went on to set the record at an average speed of 137.96 mph in 1932.