Dear Fellow Bristoleers, A group of us from the Bristol Owners Heritage Trust went to Bristol Cars at Windlesham on Thursday for a socially distanced viewing of the sad remains of Bristol Cars Ltd and Bristol Cars Services Ltd., now both in liquidation.Our brief as a registered charity is to conserve and make available for education and research heritage… Continue reading An urgent notice from the Bristol Owners Heritage Trust
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
Design and the Bristol Car contains a description of the evolution of draughting and, in particular, lines drawing techniques from shipbuilding days, through aviation design and car design into the Computer Aided Design era, interspersed with the life story of Dudley Hobbs, chief designer at Bristol Cars from 1946 to 1976. The second part of… Continue reading Design & the Bristol Car by John Hobbs
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 above link to read it.
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
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
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….!
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