January 11, 2017

Gin Festival Ipswich 2017

Get in on the gin! The UK’s original Gin Festival is visiting Ipswich https://www.ginfestival.com/events/gin-festival-ipswich-2017 Passionate about all things gin, Gin Festival is visiting Ipswich for

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Gin Festival Ipswich 2017

Get in on the gin! The UK’s original Gin Festival is visiting Ipswich


Passionate about all things gin, Gin Festival is visiting Ipswich for the first time with more than 100 gins, top craft distillers and a whole world of ginformation, and we’ve chosen Ipswich Town Hall to hold this (G)incredible event.

Hitting cities and towns all across the UK, Gin Festival has brought tens of thousands of gin enthusiasts together to discover and celebrate craft gin. With a fantastic range of unusual gins and a real dedication to the perfect serve, nobody does a Gin and Tonic like Gin Festival.

And they’re coming to Ipswich!!

Taking place over 2nd – 3rd June 2017, Gin Festival Ipswich runs for the following sessions, for £9.50 (+ booking fee) per ticket:

Friday 2nd June 2017 – Evening Session – 6.30pm – 11pm – and Bridge Classic Cars will be there enjoying the evening!
Saturday 3rd June 2017 – Afternoon Session – 12.30pm – 5pm
Saturday 3rd June 2017  – Evening Session – 6.30pm – 11pm – and Bridge Classic Cars will be there enjoying the evening!

Gin Festival was established in 2013 by Jym and Marie Harris. They wanted to go out, enjoy fantastic entertainment and great food whilst drinking the best gins and learning more about all things juniper. They wanted this all under one roof – but it didn’t exist. So they created Gin Festival.

Three years later and Gin Festival has grown from a single event to a phenomenon. Delighting attendees nationwide with four, fabulous gin bars, showcasing the very best in British and international gins as well as the finest gin liqueurs. To create the perfect serve, each gin has a carefully matched garnish alongside a specifically paired Fever-Tree Tonic or Mixer.

Gin Festival isn’t just about the Gin and Tonics though, there’s a regular cocktail bar serving up fantastic gin-based libations, as well as additional seasonal treats. You can chat to the distillers and brands who love to make gin, drink gin and share a sample or two. If they get you hooked, attend one of the amazing masterclasses where you can learn all about gin how it’s made, it’s history and beyond. Alternatively, just relax. Soak up the atmosphere, relish every gin and tonic drunk, try delicious street food and enjoy the entertainment.

Every fabulous gin, jenever and gin liqueur that can be tried on the bars, as well as irresistible gin themed gifts, are sold at the on-site off-licence and online at www.ginfestival.com/shop.

Gin Festival is incredibly proud to host Gin Explorer at its events. A monthly subscription service bringing 4 x 50ml measures of unusual gins, a treasure trove of information and surprise treats, direct to your door. Gin Explorer is the perfect treat for anybody who can’t bear to miss out on the festivals.

For more information visit: www.ginfestival.comfacebook.com/ginfestivaltwitter.com/ginfestivalinstagram.com/ginfestival

More of the body is revealed

As work continues on our 1965 Jaguar E-Type we are unfortunately revealing more and more areas that require immediate attention.

We have discovered a number of unexpected rotten areas whilst stripping and preparing the bodywork. The areas in questions are not large and are most definitely manageable but its great that we have found them now rather than letting them deteriorate even further.

They will now be removed and repaired to ensure that the same issues will not arise again.

More of the body is revealed

As Bobbie works his way round the car he’s revealing various areas that need attention.

All in a days work for our team of exceptionally talented mechanical and bodywork technicians.

She’ll be looking as good as new in no time.

Our Jaguar E-Type body panels have arrived

As Tommy is nearing completion on the repair work on the existing body we have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the newly built body panels.

Before arriving here at Bridge Classic Cars, sometime in it’s life our 1971 Jaguar E-Type had been altered to what we believe was going to be a drag vehicle.

But after a huge operation carried out by Tommy to repair the body it has now been converted back to it’s original state. In order to complete the task in time and within budget it was more cost effective for us to have new panels produced.

The Martin Robey group of Companies is the largest and most comprehensive source of spares and services for classic to modern Jaguar motor cars. They own a lot of the original castings and templates used by Jaguar.

Due to the Martin Robey brand being internationally recognised the lead time on particular items can be a number of weeks and months so do ensure you manage your build effectively to limit your down time.

Refurbishing the Maserati Merak wheels…again

In a previous post back in December we explained how we need to further perfect the Merak wheels. Magnesium wheels are somewhat of a challenge to work and unfortunately the previous restoration did not bring them back up to the standard we wanted to we have stripped them back to carry out the task once again.

It’s a time consuming task but each wheels has been individually stripped with a hand tool and a skilled hand to ensure every angle has been worked on.