We're still sorting through the HT archives and our acquisitions subcommittee is adding to them with new purchases. This job will become a lot easier when we develop and improve the database so that we, and our subscribers, can have a quick visual reference to existing material. One item I was looking at the other… Continue reading Treasures from the Archives (2)
In the March 2019 issue of The Automobile magazine there is a nice article by Simon Charlesworth about the work of the BOHT. Worth reading if you can find a copy!
The Bristol Aeroplane Company Car Division by Bristol Owners Heritage Trust A treasure-trove of breathtaking archive photographs, the vast majority never seen before, The Bristol Aeroplane Company Car Division makes a major contribution to the history of the first Bristol cars, those with the firm’s own BMW-derived engine. From its inception in 1947, Bristol’s car operation fastidiously… Continue reading Publication Achievement!
Western Daily Press coverage of Syd Lovesy Funeral, May 5, 18 Bristol Post coverage of Syd Lovesy Funeral, May 7, 18 Cortege of Bristol Cars gather to pay fitting tribute at funeral of much-loved engineer who helped design every one ever made (Bristol Live, 4 May 2018)
Link here for the Procession of weird and wacky vehicles produced by ‘Britain’s quirkiest car manufacturer’: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5692107/Procession-weird-wacky-vehicles-produced-Britains-quirkiest-car-manufacturer.html
Check out this 405 Drop Head. What a beautiful photograph! Just one of many photographs in our archive.
Sid Lovesy, former Factory Manager of Bristol Cars Ltd, was born on Armistice Day 1919 and died on the 11th of April 2018 at the age of 98. After a promising career as a cricketer for Gloucestershire county, and war service in the REME, Syd was employed by the Bristol Aeroplane Company at the postwar… Continue reading Obituary of Sid Lovesy
Among Tony Crook's papers very kindly donated to the Heritage Trust by his executors I came across this yellowing contemporary advertising feature reprinted from the Motor, 25 September 1963 (yes, Bristol Cars did advertise at one time, as they have indeed resumed doing lately) As you can see it compares performance figures for several high… Continue reading Treasures from the archives
Our gleaming, anatomised 403 is now safely tucked away in a very large box as part of Aerospace Bristol, inside the 1911 Belfast Hangar at Filton, where it will have pride of place in the 1950s timeline of the Bristol Aeroplane Company. The wooden box is to prevent other "Large Objects”, as the planes and… Continue reading 2017 News from the Heritage Trust
We were absolutely delighted to be awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of the hard work that our Trustees and volunteers put into acquiring and restoring our “ barnfind” Tyoe 403 car for display in Aerospace Bristol. This is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK.