BOHT Trust Chairman's executive luxury transport in the foreground, brought in to drag stuff around, Bristol Freighter in background. (Land Rover 80” Series One, present owner over 50 years!) Work underway on first casting from Fighter mould! Note wheel being scaled down.
BOHT hard at work on conservation of our recently rescued Bristol bucks, at present stored in the gigantic Brabazon Hangar. New homes are being sought for all these, preferably where they can be displayed to the public and even used as working examples. With thanks to Sam Frost Photography for the excellent photos Bristol car… Continue reading Hard at Work in the Hangar
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
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.
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”
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!
The Heritage Trust Is well supported by a large number of generous backers (thank you to one and all!) and is determined to salvage all the Heritage archives, drawings and plans, and the many filing cabinets of factory correspondence from the earliest days onwards. We also intend to purchase, as a very minimum, such lots… Continue reading Update on Bristol Cars auctions
Although not specifically about Bristol Cars we thought you might be interested in seeing this journal. The “Bristol.Flyer” is a privately produced and published electronic journal which focuses on the history of the British & Colonial Aeroplane Company, the Bristol Aeroplane Company and the people who worked there between 1910 and 1977, when it became… Continue reading Bristol Flyer