Part 1: 1930 to 1939 To understand how the Bristol Aeroplane Company introduced a new range of sporting saloon cars in late 1946 one needs to know the history of AFN Ltd from the mid-1930s to the late-1950s, and its senior management, HJ, DA & WH Aldington. This firm became an integral part of discussions,… Continue reading AFN Ltd and The Aldingtons
Mark your diary! The next BOHT Lecture day is Saturday April 4th at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton. We are still working on our provisional programme, but once again we promise you a scintillating afternoon of Bristol-based delights, with the aero setting providing background hints of the aeronautical DNA that every Bristol car inherited.… Continue reading Next BOHT Lecture Day, 4 April 2020
May we wish you a very happy Christmas, and our best wishes for a prosperous New Year? A number of our supporters have very kindly given us significant sums of money and I thought it was high time I wrote to say how we have used this as seed money to develop our potential. With… Continue reading A Christmas Message 2019 from our Chairman
As a hardcore 2 Litre owner I must confess whenever I open the bonnet of a V8 my heart sinks. Just slightly. No polished aluminium components or gleaming rocker boxes greet one's eye. A mass of random pipeage, and a monstrous bucket sized carburettor replace the 2 Litre’s finely sculpted, Filton/Bavarian designed row of tuneable triple Solex or SUs.… Continue reading Baffled by your V8? Troubled by your Torqueflite? Mystified by that misfire?
A Barn find Bristol … The Heritage Trust never rests. Our constant crusade of digging out old stuff has been going from strength to strength lately with splendid donations from the estates of Syd Lovesy, Dudley Hobbs, and Dennis Sevier. An intriguing phone call reached us by a roundabout route, via the Bristol Cars showroom. “We… Continue reading The Heritage Trust never rests….!
Some photos of Syd Lovesy, former Factory Manager of Bristol Cars Ltd who died on 20 April 2018 aged 98. Bristol Filton Airport, September 18, 2010: Syd Lovesey 91 who at the time had been working at the factory since 1945, former owner of Bristol cars Toby Silverton, and Sir George White IV whose grandfather… Continue reading Syd Lovesy’s Photo Gallery
During most of this decade I’ve been tracking down and interviewing on film key people who had had a significant part of the Bristol Cars story in one way or another. As a taster all members of both UK clubs were sent a DVD of our interview with Sir George White. But we also have… Continue reading Video recordings of significant Bristol figures
Donors may ask - What have you done with our money? The Display car: We have prepared and restored a barn find Type 403 for display in Aerospace Bristol , just across the Brabazon runway from its original birthplace. This is said to be one of the most photographed items in the new Museum. The… Continue reading What we have done with your money
The Type170 Bristol Freighter was a post-war work horse. Designed at the end of the war but produced in the Brabazon era, it was built in two configurations , firstly with a passenger carrying capacity of 32 , (exceeded in very special circumstances) and secondly with its bluff nose hinged to open like a clamshell,… Continue reading The Bristol Type 170 Freighter – and some Bristol cars