The Bristol Owners Heritage Trust now has a YouTube Channel with lots of interviews with former Bristol Cars employees and other people connected with Bristol Cars. You can spend a happy hour or so browsing throught these videos.
We have heard the sad news that Peter Derby’s immaculate 407 has been stolen. Please find below details of the car from Peter.
Reg No GSU 556
Colour Silver (Mercedes Brilliant Silver 744)
Light Blue leather
Rear end of the car replaced with a 408 rear end
Salvage Squad TV programme car.
Modern sound system installed driven from a period Blaupunkt Bremen radio.
As a warning to others, the car was taken on Saturday morning from a locked garage while I was walking my 2 year old granddaughter down to Folkestone beach. This seems to indicate that someone was watching my movements. This is a really low crime area. No car keys were taken. The rods holding a substantial wooden door were broken out of their mounts leaving the lock on but the door open. Do not think it will not happen to you!
Any news to firstname.lastname@example.org please.
Full report to follow
We do need volunteers helping to staff the stand, based we think, around ½ day shifts to give people plenty of time to look around.
If you would like to volunteer to help (and of course get free show passes) could you let either Norman Shirlaw (email@example.com 020 7402 7950 / 07881 953338) or myself, Michael Barton firstname.lastname@example.org 01524 33476 / 07801 538170) know. We are hoping for sufficient volunteers to allow a maximum of 2 shifts per person but do volunteer even if you can only make one day
Wednesday 3rd February 2016 sees the opening of the 41st Annual Retromobile show in Paris, France. This is a prestigious show attracting people and cars from all over the world but has managed to stay as an inclusive event with very substantial spares, parts and restoration areas supporting Car Clubs and Classic Car Dealers, as well as 3 International Auctions timed to coincide.
Having visited in 2014 and 2015 I can promise that you will see cars and hear stories that you’ve never seen or heard before.
The show operates on a different format from UK shows and our Club stand has sufficient space to accommodate only one car. Andy Gibbs has volunteered to take his stunningly restored Bristol 400, which we think will suitably introduce the Bristol story to the international scene. We will be supported by the Bristol Owners Heritage Trust who plan to bring along interesting artefacts.
The show is open for 5 days, closing on Sunday 7th February. Hours are 10am till 7pm (9 hours) with extended opening till 10pm on the Wednesday and Friday (12 hours).
There are a number of options as far as hotel type accommodation is concerned and we will co-ordinate nearer the time. Return rail fares from London at £64 or so mean the adventure can be accomplished on a modest budget.
AN OVERVIEW OF RÉTROMOBILE
More space for exhibitors, more comfort for visitors, more reasons to buy, to dream, to find out information and to admire new and old products at the countless booths. More artists, more clubs, more federations, more spare parts and scale model vendors, more events organisers, more restorers, coachbuilders and car sellers doing their level best to satisfy visitors from the four corners of the world. And there are even more surprises that only this show can offer. Heritage and history meet at Retromobile, where the entire dedicated team is eager to welcome you.
A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL EVENT IN PARIS. THE FIRST SHOW OF THE SEASON DEVOTED TO CLASSIC CARS.
• 450 exhibitors
• 46,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space
• 500 cars on show
• Over 100 clubs in attendance
• Clubs and federations
• Events organizers
• Automobilia vendors
• Parts and tools vendors
• Car vendors
• Auction houses
• Bodywork restorers
• Car art galleries
Artcurial Motorcars realises auction in Rétromobile. In 2015, total sales of 46 million euros
3 – 7 FEBRUARY – PARIS PORTE DE VERSAILLES (PAVILLON 1)
Spencer Lane-Jones Ltd will be holding an Open Day at the Workshop in Warminster on Sunday 19th July 2015 between 1030 am and 3 pm. As well as a mouth-watering selection of thoroughbred and classic cars in attendance, the Workshops will be open for inspection. Engineers will be on hand to illustrate restoration work in progress and to discuss projects. All owners of pre and post war thoroughbred motor cars are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. Members from organisations and clubs currently planning to attend include: Beaulieu Motor Museum, Bristol Owners’ Club, Bristol Owners’ and Drivers’ Association, AC Owners’ Club, Historic BMW Club, Vintage Sports Car Club, Frazer-Nash Club, Aston Martin Owners’ Club, and others.
If you are planning to attend, a short email response would be appreciated. email@example.com
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