Cars, History, People

The Bristol that never was

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.

Cars, Events, History, News, People

Bristol Owners Heritage Trust lecture day at the Create Centre and City of Bristol Archives on April 6 2019

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

Books, News, People, Videos

Design & the Bristol Car by John Hobbs

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

News, People, Photos, Treasures

The Heritage Trust never rests….!

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….!

Aircraft, Cars, People

The Bristol Type 170 Freighter – and some Bristol cars

The Type170 Bristol Freighter was a post-war work horse. Designed  at the end of the war but produced in the Brabazon era,  it was built in two configurations ,  firstly with a passenger carrying capacity of 32 , (exceeded in very special circumstances) and secondly with its bluff nose hinged to open like a clamshell,… Continue reading The Bristol Type 170 Freighter – and some Bristol cars