Raw To Ready: Bentley
Airs Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Explore the science, innovation and sheer genius it takes to transform the most basic ingredients into powerhouse machines in the four-part series RAW TO READY. From aircraft to big rigs to earth movers, venture deep inside factories and witness the hard work and craftsmanship necessary to build these incredible machines.
Uncover the hidden stories of human ingenuity that have transformed the earth’s most essential raw materials into monumental marvels of modern technology. Natural resources, critical moments in time and human ingenuity forge the world’s most awe-inspiring machines.
Episodes include "Komatsu" (October 16), "Bentley" (October 23), "Mack Truck" (October 30), and "Bombardier" (November 6).
"Bentley" - It's a century-old obsession to find the right raw materials to build a car that is fit for both king and race car driver - perfectly luxurious and perfectly fast. The Bentley Motor Company has built common raw ingredients into their signature Mulsanne, an engineering achievement made possible by aluminum, leather, iron, wood and pigment.