Cars, General, History, News, Photos

Behind the scenes of the last days at Bristol Cars

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

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The Design and Development of the Bristol Fighter. A lecture by Toby Silverton

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

Cars, History

Period documents relating to the Bristol 400 Farina

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

Cars, History, People

The Bristol that never was

There is an interesting article in the June 2020 edition of The Automobile. To quote: Long before the first Bristol production car was constructed, the Filton aviation company considered plans to build the Alfa Romeo 6C under licence in the UK. Ultimately, this fascinating project came to nothing, as Sir George White explains.

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Bristol Owners Heritage Trust lecture day at the Create Centre and City of Bristol Archives on April 6 2019

Survivors of the day’s HMRC tax year deadline were able to attend our annual-ish lecture day on 6 April 2019. The day started with stylish riverside parking of nearly a dozen Bristols by kind courtesy of Bristol City Council, who graciously assented not to tow us away. Guest of honour was a BMW 326 parked,… Continue reading Bristol Owners Heritage Trust lecture day at the Create Centre and City of Bristol Archives on April 6 2019