Here is a nice video with Stefan Cembrowicz and Andrew Blow having fun in front of the Brab hangar back in November 2016. https://youtu.be/tRSmXOEUijI
Bristol 400 in The Automobile magazine
In the November 2022 issue of The Automobile… NO ORDINARY BRISTOL Ordered new by the chairman of the Bristol Aeroplane Company, then driven for a decade by arch-enthusiast Christopher Balfour, then uprated and campaigned in hill climbs and sprints by its next owner, this 1948 Bristol 400 is now in the hands of a young enthusiast. Toby… Continue reading Bristol 400 in The Automobile magazine
The Bristol Owners Heritage Trust collection of paperwork, brochures, pamphlets and other ephemera is now available for all to view in person in the City of Bristol Archives, at B Bond Warehouse, Smeaton Rd, Bristol BS1 6XN free and under secure conditions. The searchroom is open on Tuesdays to Fridays, 9.30am – 4.30pm and the first two Saturdays… Continue reading BOHT Archives
Bristol Flyer, June/July 2021
This entry is a bit off-topic but we thought it may be of interest as it shows some photos of the early development of the BAC site in Filton. 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… Continue reading Bristol Flyer, June/July 2021
603 Buck en route from Brabazon hangar to display at new Science Museum at Wroughton
The Brabazon Hangar, at the edge of the Brabazon runway in Filton, was the biggest building in the world when it was built - containing 1,000,000 m³. Each of its front doors is 100 yards long. We've been fortunate to store our 7(and a quarter!) bucks in there since we bought them at the Windlesham… Continue reading 603 Buck en route from Brabazon hangar to display at new Science Museum at Wroughton
I’m pleased to say our 411 buck is now on display in the National Motor Museum at Gaydon for all to see. We have now found appropriate Museum homes for the 401, (Aerospace Bristol) 404/405, (Bristol industrial Museum) the 407(Atwell Wilson Motor Museum, and the 603 (at the new Science Museum hangar in Wroughton.) The 410/411… Continue reading “Goodbye Dolly!”
The Cosford Photo Shoot – Some Bristol Cars and a Bristol Aircraft
Most of us know something about the cars pictured in these photos but I thought it might be interesting to say something about the aircraft pictured here, the Bristol T188, as well as some other Bristol design projects. The pictures are not new but featured in an article in Octane in April 2012. However we… Continue reading The Cosford Photo Shoot – Some Bristol Cars and a Bristol Aircraft
We make no apologies for pointing you to another interesting article in June 2021 issue of The Automobile magazine. Delwyn Mallett relates the story behind the development of the BMW 328 including its remarkable engine which of course eventually went on the power the Bristol 2-litre cars. The author eventually fulfils his dream of getting… Continue reading “MUNICH MASTERPIECE”
This and That!
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.
The Bristol Fighter wind tunnel model
During the long, inevitable death throes of the late lamented Bristol Cars Ltd, the Heritage Trust assembled a crack team, and bid for as many Bristol related artefacts as we could handle. When we turned up at the defunct Windlesham HQ to collect our treasures, the sad remains of sundry products and projects littered the… Continue reading The Bristol Fighter wind tunnel model