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603 Buck en route from Brabazon hangar to display at new Science Museum at Wroughton

The Brabazon Hangar, at the edge of the Brabazon runway in Filton, was the biggest building in the world when it was built  - containing 1,000,000 m³. Each of its front doors is 100 yards long. We've been fortunate to store our 7(and a quarter!)  bucks in there since we bought them at the Windlesham… Continue reading 603 Buck en route from Brabazon hangar to display at new Science Museum at Wroughton

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“Goodbye Dolly!”

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!”

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The Cosford Photo Shoot – Some Bristol Cars and a Bristol Aircraft

Most of us know something about the cars pictured in these photos but I thought it might be interesting to say something about the aircraft pictured here, the Bristol T188, as well as some other Bristol design projects. The pictures are not new but featured in an article in Octane in April 2012. However we… Continue reading The Cosford Photo Shoot – Some Bristol Cars and a Bristol Aircraft

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Arnolt-Bristols and Bill Watkins

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

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Behind the scenes of the last days at Bristol Cars

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