Oh My God...is That a Bentley?

By: Natalie Anderson

When it comes to promoting a business every attention grabbing scheme is employed even when it means dressing up your luxury car out with signwriting, a roof rack and plumbing gears. Ouch!

Many car owners would think a hundred times before altering their luxury vehicles come to think of it even those with cars that are not so expensive will think many times before turning their cars into a circus ride but Mr. Peter Vandenberg has proven himself the exception. He fearlessly alters his "Bentley" and turns it into a plumbing vehicle.

Mr. Peter Vandenberg has spent about $360,000 on a new Bentley to turn it into a plumbing van. Although it is true that many would not agree on such sacrilegious act but he said that the vehicle has proven very effective so far in getting the attention that he wanted for his business.

The Stanley Pt man has been turning heads all around the shore and most are enthralled by the sight of a Bentley turned plumbing van. I'm sure that most of them were thinking if Mr. Vandenberg is still in his right mind to do such a terrible thing to a Bentley.

Mr. Peter Vandenberg has been in the plumbing business for six months and has previously made his living in property development in London and New Zealand. According to Mr. Vandenberg buying a Bentley and turning it into a plumbing vehicle is a bit of a practical joke on the industry but he said that so far the response that he gets from the public has been excellent and that for him is the most important thing.

"People have been coming out of bars and taking photographs of it. All the boys want to be taken for a drive."

While some might think that it is a sacrilege to alter such a car, even other Bentley owners have seen the joke so far, stated Mr. Vandenberg. The big question is: were they amuse to see a Bentley turned into a joke?

Mr. Vandenberg also said that his competition has been a little more subdued, "There's just smiles and hmmm."

Although having a luxury plumbing van has been an exciting thing but Mr. Vandenberg has also admitted that using a luxury car isn't all plain sailing. He has to clean it twice a day and the 12 cylinder, six-liter engine guzzles an average of $120 worth of fuel every two days. "But if it gets the company noticed then it's a good thing," he says.

He also said that his wife was not the least excited about the whole concept. "I'd already bought it but I told her I was test driving it for a week and a half. She's come around now," he says. Mr. Vandenberg has also said that he is also considering doing the same thing to a Ferrari in the future. In case Ferrari people are reading this watch out for Mr. Peter Vandenberg when he arrives at your dealerships---just a word of caution.

About Bentley

Bentley Motors Limited is a British based manufacturer of luxury automobiles and Grand Tourers. It was in January 18, 1919 when Walter Owen Bentley founded Bentley Motors in England. He was successful known for his successful range of rotary aero-engines in World War I of which the most famous was the Bentley BR1. Volkswagen Group Audi division owned Bentley Motors since 1998.

Volkswagen AG is Europe's largest automaker and ranked fourth as in the world following GM, Toyota and Ford. Volkswagen is renowned for its top-of-the-line automobiles and brand of some of the most quality auto parts including . Bentley Motors is just one of the major subsidiaries of the German automaker.

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