Last Wednesday I stepped off a plane at Newark Liberty International Airport and into a 2009 Bentley Brooklands. My mission was to drive it some 550 miles to Cleveland, OH where it would be picked up and driven back to Bentley’s North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI. When I got in, the odometer read 285 miles… total. I realized then that this was no hand-me-down review vehicle. Having been parked in Bentley’s display at the 2008 New York Auto Show for the past three weeks, this Brooklands was taking its maiden voyage on U.S. soil with me at the helm.