Bentley is often known as the Bentley because it is such a legendary British make. Walter Owen Bentley known as W. O. Bentley or just 'W O' had been previously known for his range of rotary aero-engines in World War I, the most famous being the Bentley BR1 as used in later versions of the celebrated Sopwith Camel. Yet, after the War, W. O. Bentley designed and made production cars and raced many a series at Le Mans. The company was bought by Rolls-Royce in 1931 and production was moved from London to Derby and later to Crewe. However, since 1998, the business moved under new ownership to the Volkswagen Group. Though still based in Crewe, Cheshire, England for its central production facilities, Bentley is famous for its bespoke coachwork that always attracts discerning car lovers looking for their own special car.