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
We would like to thank Adrian Berry who owns Bristol 400 Farina chassis 181, for allowing us to publish these photos and the text from his website. 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… 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”.
There is a nice report in the September issue of The Automobile on the restoration of Andy Gibbs' 403. It is well worth reading!
Here is an audio file of the engine of a Bristol 401 being started and running An audio file of a Bristol 405 being started and running in traffic with stops and starts at lights Please do send us recordings of your Bristol be it 2 litre, V8, V10 or other and we will add… Continue reading The Music of Bristols
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.
Jonathan Wood looks at the first of the distinguished Bristol line, the 400. This was a pre-war BMW in all but name, with its 326 chassis, 328 engine and 327-derived body. Top: A 400 is dwarfed by the Bristol Brabazon at Filton in 1947. The transatlantic airliner first flew in 1949 but was cancelled in… Continue reading Bristol 400 by Jonathan Wood
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
There is a very good article by Gary Axon in the Hagerty newsletter entitled "Exclusive, Expensive, Eccentric and Expired – A Potted History of Bristol Cars"Click on the link to read it. https://www.hagerty.co.uk/articles/exclusive-expensive-eccentric-and-expired-a-potted-history-of-bristol-cars/