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!”
This popular annual classic race meeting will take place at Castle Combe racing circuit again this year. In addition to a stunning selection of vintage and classic racing grids including a Frazer Nash-only race, a significant number of car clubs will attend. The Bristol Owners’ Heritage Trust (BOHT) have space at the meeting for any… Continue reading Castle Combe Autumn Classsic Race Meeting – Sat 2nd Oct 2021
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”
Bob Schmitt regrets to inform us that Bill Watkins, who owned & raced four Arnolt-Bristols, passed away on April 21. He also started the Arnolt-Bristol register years ago. Bill was a mechanical engineer, a pilot, and the designer of rides for Disney and other similar parks. He shared his racing experiences with this: http://frazernash-usa.com/Bristol/RacingArnoltBristols.htm Bob's… Continue reading Arnolt-Bristols and Bill Watkins
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
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
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
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!