Bristol stolen ….



We have heard the sad news that Peter Derby’s immaculate 407 has been stolen.  Please find below details of the car from Peter.

Bristol 407
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 please.

NEC Classic 2016

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BODA Weekend 2016

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BODA at Retromobile 2016

Full report to follow

Bristol 400 on display at the BODA stand at Retromobile 2016

Bristol 400 on display at the BODA stand at Retromobile 2016

Schloss Dyck 2015

This is a French website report on the 2015 Schloss Dyck event with a section devoted to the Bristol car display. The slide show of 396 photographs is worth viewing, but for those of an impatient temperament the Bristol cars can be found by fast – forwarding to number 145.

Dave Dale.

Bristol Cars a hit at RREC

RR Concours

Bristol Cars were the featured marque at the RREC Burghley House Concours on Sunday 21st June. 24 cars graced the scene including 3 ex-Tony Crook cars. 404 MPH100D, 406S 406CHU and old number one JHY 261


Spencer Lane Jones

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.

BODA invitation to the Rolls Royce Concours at Burghley House

BODA have been invited to attend the RREC Concours at Burghley House in June. A number of Bristol owners have already registered for this fantastic event.  This is a really exciting opportunity for the Association and it should be a really enjoyable weekend. Those wishing to attend should submit the attached form and payment to the RREC direct.  Can those attending also  let Norman Shirlaw know so that he can track numbers.  The closing date for entry is 29th May.

If you wish to visit the show rather than take part in it, entry is free of charge.

Burghley House Link


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Heritage Trust’s event at Bicester on 26/4/15

Bicester Heritage

The Bristol Owners’ Heritage Trust is organising another of its popular annual seminars at the Bicester Heritage, an astonishingly well-preserved pre-war bomber station, formerly known as RAF Bicester. The event will follow a similar pattern to previous seminars with 3 speakers and plenty of opportunity for questions and dialogue. The event is open to all Bristol owners and their guests. This year our presenters are:

Warwick Banks – Personal Racing and Rallying Experiences
Jill Taylor – Bristol Aero Heritage Collection, Filton
Spencer Lane-Jones – Bristol Car Maintenance and Technical Issues

Be aware this is “Drive it Day” and a hoard of vintage and historic vehicles (and aircraft) will also be descending on the Centre in the morning. You are very welcome to join in and gates open from 9am for “historics” (includes Bristols) but not until 1030am for “moderns”. Bicester Heritage will charge £5.00 per historic car and £10 per modern for entry to the site. Food is available on site all day or you can bring a picnic. There will be masses to see as the site itself is fascinating and the various motor/aviation businesses already in residence will be open for inspection. Our talk will start promptly at 2pm in the Scramble Café. Only those in possession of a Heritage pass will be allowed access to the talk so please ensure you return the form below promptly. Your Seminar pass/es will be posted to you. Directions: Bicester Heritage, Buckingham Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 5AL. If you are using a SATNAV, head for OX26 5HA. Once inside, park anywhere. Note dogs are not allowed on site.

Detach and return to SL-J Ltd


Owner’s Name:
Address for tickets:

Number of tickets (£15.00 per head) requested:

I enclose a cheque, payable to BOC Heritage Trust for: £

Please return this form with your cheque to: Spencer Lane-Jones Ltd, 4 Newopaul Way, Warminster Business Park, Warminster, BA12 8RY



Following on from the success of last year’s Dinner we have organised a Saturday evening meal with a guest speaker at Hellidon Lakes & Spa, Daventry, Northants NN11 6GG on Saturday 28th February 2015.

Some accommodation is available, at the prices given below – which are cheaper than last year – for members wishing to stay overnight.

Len Huff is The Secretary of The Register of Automobiles with Coach built Bodies by Abbotts of Farnham, and his presentation is titled ‘Edward D. Abbott: The Man; His Company (1929 – 1972) and His Cars.’
Therefore, members can take their pick: join us for an evening meal with speaker, or choose to stay over and enjoy a weekend.
This is what you have to do to join us, and it is a 2 Part process if you are staying over:-


This is priced at £35 per head – wine & drinks are extra. 7pm for 7.30pm in the Fawsley Room. Menu – Choices of:-
Courgette & Aubergine Bake, black olive tapenade dressing, rocket (v)
Seafood Chowder, toasted sweetcorn and parsley (g)
Slow roast Shoulder of Lamb, rosemary suet dumplings, fine beans, carrots
Warm Asian salad & tempura tofu, pak choi, shiitake, cashew nut, sesame/soy dressing (v)
Apple Tart Tatin, caramel ice-cream, vanilla syrup
Coffee & Chocolate Tiramisu, chocolate sauce, Chantilly cream
Please send your cheque for the dinner only, made payable to Mrs G. S. Barton, together with number and names of people attending and their choices from menu above, to:-
Mrs G. S. Barton, Ladycroft, Quernmore, Lancaster LA2 9EF BY THE 30th JANUARY 2015.


The accommodation prices we have obtained are as follows:-
B & B – Double occupancy £54.50 per person, per night
B & B – Single occupancy £99.00 per person, per night
Accommodation should be booked directly with the Central Reservations Team of Q Hotels on
0845 074 0060 and quote BODA, 28th February at Hellidon Lakes, to obtain the rates quoted above. Rooms available on a 1st come, 1st served basis.

THESE RATES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TILL 30th JANUARY or until sold out – after that the rates are not guaranteed.
Any queries, please contact Gale on 01524-33476 or email