Design and the Bristol Car is the story of the evolution of draughting techniques from the shipbuilding days, through aviation design and car design into the CAD era, interspersed with the life story of Dudley Hobbs, Chief Designer at Bristol Cars from 1946 to 1976. John Hobbs will be our speaker tonight. Doors 6pm for… Continue reading CANCELLED: Brooklands Museum: Classic Talk: Design and the Bristol Car
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
SAVE THIS DATE! On Saturday 4th April 2020 the Bristol Owners Heritage Trust (BOHT) Annual Lecture Day will be at the Yeovilton Aero Museum, RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester BA22 8HT ( Sat Nav Ref: BA22 8HW ) Tickets £15 on the door. The provisional programme includes: 1. Ian Nuthall speaking on ‘ Racing with Bristol engines ' 2. An historic slide presentation ' Working at Bristol's ' prepared… Continue reading CANCELLED: 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