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Tony Crook on fine form describing his exploits from the 1950s to a well-oiled audience, as if through a fog of cigar smoke and burgundy fumes. The recording originated from an ERA Club Dinner at the Dormy House Hotel, Broadway on 20th November 2010. Source: Adam Ferrington We would like to apologise for the fact… Continue reading Tony Crook talks about his life and times
Quirky Snippet of Tony Crook entertaining at home in Little Hollow. Tony's lifelong PA, Anne-Marie Cadars can be heard in the background. The champus flows and Tony is on best form!
https://www.instagram.com/p/CG1zIraFMhN/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Here are just 3 of the 36 photos which you can see from the link below. Following a sale of the firm’s goods and assets, groups of volunteers from the Bristol Owners’ Heritage Trust and the Bristol Owners’ Club rescued original body bucks, parts and body panels from the company’s former headquarters in Windlesham.… Continue reading Behind the scenes of the last days at Bristol Cars
A selection of photos taken on 27 October 2020 of the items bought by the BOHT from the sale of the Bristol Cars goods & assets which are now stored in the Brabazon hangar in Filton.
Now on the BOHT YouTube channel! https://youtu.be/ZlutaU4vGEc This lecture was given on 1 November 2009 at the Gaydon Heritage Motor Centre Museum by Toby Silverton, Chairman Bristol Cars. This is a description of the ideas and reasoning leading up to the design and development of the Bristol Fighter. It gives a fascinating insight into the… Continue reading The Design and Development of the Bristol Fighter. A lecture by Toby Silverton
There is a good article in the November 2020 issue of The Automobile by Justin Marozzi on the demise of Bristol Cars. "BRISTOL REQUIEM. Marque enthusiast Justin Marozzi visited the recent disposal sale of the assets of Bristol Cars Ltd, to pay his respects to the recently liquidated car manufacturer and mourn the end of 75… Continue reading “Bristol Requiem”
We would like to thank Adrian Berry who posseses a Bristol 400 Farina chassis 181, for allowing us to publish these photos. Official publicity shot #468 An official publicity photograph for Carrozzeria Pinin Farina S.p.A. Rather confusingly, this photograph and the following photograph both carry the same reference number - 468 (bottom right of photograph and… Continue reading Period documents relating to the Bristol 400 Farina
Here is a short video showing some of the car bucks acquired by BOHT from the former Bristol Cars at their premises in Windlesham.The video was taken and commented by Stefan Cembrowiecz https://videopress.com/v/2APX489l?preloadContent=metadata “The views, information, and opinions expressed during these recordings are those of the individuals involved”.
Bristol Owners Heritage Trust are delighted to say that, with the help of some generous backers, we have managed to salvage a major amount of core items of heritage interest which were auctioned this week by the liquidators, Wyles Hardy.
There is a nice report in the September issue of The Automobile on the restoration of Andy Gibbs' 403. It is well worth reading!