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)
Check out this 405 Drop Head. What a beautiful photograph! Just one of many photographs in our archive.
Among Tony Crook's papers very kindly donated to the Heritage Trust by his executors I came across this yellowing contemporary advertising feature reprinted from the Motor, 25 September 1963 (yes, Bristol Cars did advertise at one time, as they have indeed resumed doing lately) As you can see it compares performance figures for several high… Continue reading Treasures from the archives
Dear Readers, So! Our very first blog entry. First of all: we hope you like our new website which has been designed to be quick and simple to access, strong on visual content with as many professional images as possible, and to give you an eclectic oversight of the background and heritage of, not only… Continue reading Welcome to the new “Bristol Owners Heritage Trust”