As a hardcore 2 Litre owner I must confess whenever I open the bonnet of a V8 my heart sinks. Just slightly. No polished aluminium components or gleaming rocker boxes greet one's eye. A mass of random pipeage, and a monstrous bucket sized carburettor replace the 2 Litre’s finely sculpted, Filton/Bavarian designed row of tuneable triple Solex or SUs.… Continue reading Baffled by your V8? Troubled by your Torqueflite? Mystified by that misfire?
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….!
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
The Bristol Owners Heritage trust has recently received a fascinating piece of 1950s ephemera from the family of Peter Riley who started his apprenticeship with Bristol in December 1950. His nephew Michael sent this, kindly forwarded by Dennis Leigh. Michael has fond memories of riding in the back of the untrimmed experimental type 404 “Bomb”, going… Continue reading BAC Apprentice Scheme
The marshalling yards in Hamm following a visit by F/Lt Crook on 8 July 1944.The back of the image is also signed by him and the crew of the aircraft The mashalling yards in Hamm on 8 July 1944. Photo signed on back by F/LT Crook.
Telegram from Tony Crook to BAC informing them of his achievement
I came across this carefully handwritten document while trying to catalogue Godfrey Oxley-Sidey's archives. It was alongside some drafts of the instruction manuals for 2 Litre cars so may have been intended for inclusion in one of the instruction manuals. Personally I now use Michelin XCA, (a rather heavier type of X tyre which was… Continue reading A Snippet from Godfrey Oxley-Sidey’s Archives.
Contemporary reports about the 450 racing project by Vivian SelbyRead on..... the-450-racing-project-by-vivian-selbyDownload
A picture of the G Type ERA that was to become Bristol’s Type 450
We're still sorting through the HT archives and our acquisitions subcommittee is adding to them with new purchases. This job will become a lot easier when we develop and improve the database so that we, and our subscribers, can have a quick visual reference to existing material. One item I was looking at the other… Continue reading Treasures from the Archives (2)