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
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!”
During the long, inevitable death throes of the late lamented Bristol Cars Ltd, the Heritage Trust assembled a crack team, and bid for as many Bristol related artefacts as we could handle. When we turned up at the defunct Windlesham HQ to collect our treasures, the sad remains of sundry products and projects littered the… Continue reading The Bristol Fighter wind tunnel model
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 nice report in the September issue of The Automobile on the restoration of Andy Gibbs' 403. It is well worth reading!
Here is an audio file of the engine of a Bristol 401 being started and running An audio file of a Bristol 405 being started and running in traffic with stops and starts at lights Please do send us recordings of your Bristol be it 2 litre, V8, V10 or other and we will add… Continue reading The Music of Bristols
Jonathan Wood looks at the first of the distinguished Bristol line, the 400. This was a pre-war BMW in all but name, with its 326 chassis, 328 engine and 327-derived body. Top: A 400 is dwarfed by the Bristol Brabazon at Filton in 1947. The transatlantic airliner first flew in 1949 but was cancelled in… Continue reading Bristol 400 by Jonathan Wood
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? – The Chrysler Master Technician Conference