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BRDC Silverstone lunch - Saturday 27th May

Warwick Banks will very kindly be hosting a private lunch for BODA members and other Bristol car owners at the BRDC Clubhouse, Silverstone, on Saturday 27th May.

This follows the similar lunch three years ago, just before the Covid lockdowns, commemorating 100 years since the birth of Tony Crook and again, in 2022, celebrating the UK launch of “Aero-Dynamic”, by Simon Charlesworth, charting the rise of the Bristol 450 to successful endurance racing at Reims and Le Mans.

The Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) are holding their International Trophy Meeting over the same weekend so there should be plenty of track action going on. Although this will be a bank holiday weekend, we hope that a Saturday event allows everyone to enjoy the rest of the break.

It is 70 years since the 403 and 404 were launched and we are hoping that the HSCC will allow us to do some parade laps and then suitable cars will be parked together in front of the Clubhouse with separate parking nearby for anyone else arriving in a Bristol or Bristol engined car. 

We are also hopeful that the former staff of Bristol Cars and Bristol Cars Services will use the event to hold another staff reunion.

The weather was spectacular on both previous occasions but for very different reasons, so we make no promises in that department.

Michael Barton ( or 07801 538170) has kindly agreed to make the arrangements with the BRDC on Warwick’s behalf so if you’d like to register your interest in advance of the notice of the event you may do so; otherwise just save the date.  A notice and further details of the day will be released nearer the time.

The event is open to all Bristol owners so if you know someone who might like to come along but isn’t (yet) a BODA member just let Michael know and he will arrange an invitation.

Costs for attendees have yet to be finalised but will include passes, a welcome drink, 2 course lunch with ½ bottle of wine per head followed by tea and coffee.

It is a real privilege to be able to use the BRDC Clubhouse and we are hoping that we can have an outstanding turnout, even more than the 90 plus people who attended in May 2022.