Our 1962 TVR Grantura Racecar has peaked the attention of TVR enthusiasts. Shared to three of the largest TVR fan pages, there is certainly a
We were at the oldest celebration of motoring this Sunday 3rd November, the 2019 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. More than 400 pre-1905 vehicles
Thanks to Mike at Shine Supply UK for opening up on a Saturday morning to help get our 2012 BMW 640D Convertible ready for collection. A quick turnaround was required on this one as we were contacted on Friday evening by a buyer who wanted to collect the car on Saturday evening.
Seeing as the weather at the moment is so brilliant we have been using the car. Although it was nice and clean it was not acceptable to be handed over to the new owner.
And whilst in the Shine Supply UK HQ we had a little look at some of his other cars.
We are now one step closer to being able to hand the keys over to the new owners, father and son who will look to enjoy the car and carry out small remedial jobs on the car in the coming years. What a great way to spend some quality father and son time.
The launch of Bridge Classic Cars Competitions has featured in Classic Car weekly.
Our story begins with one of our Classic Car Technician’s, Mauro.
Mauro won his dream car, whilst in a service station, by buying a ticket in a car giveaway competition. We saw what a life-changing effect winning his dream car had on Mauro so we thought, ‘How great would it be to offer a classic car enthusiast that very same feeling?’
This was when the idea of Bridge Classic Cars Competitions was born. For less than a tenner and very realistic odds one lucky winner will be driving away in their dream classic car.
Our MGB Roadster winner will be drawn this Saturday. To keep up to date with all of our competitions, make sure to ‘Like’ us on Facebook.
Bridge Classic Cars’ 1962 TVR Grantura restoration has been featured in the May edition of Sprint, the monthly magazine from TVR Car Club!
Pick up the May edition to read our article or check out our restoration diary below 👇 https://www.bridgeclassiccars.co.uk/…/co…/1962-tvr-grantura/
Thank you to our good friends at Classic Car Weekly who have featured us in this weeks issue of Classic Car Weekly. (15th April 2020)
Always wanting to pioneer within the classic car industry, we are one of the first companies to run classic vehicle competitions. Our aim is to spread a bit of fun and positivity in these challenging times and change one classic car enthusiasts life by delivering their dream car. Classic Car Weekly have kindly featured our competitions in this weeks edition. We cannot wait to draw our first competition and to hand over the keys to the lucky winner!
There’s no need to even leave the house to pick up this weeks copy! Classic Car Weekly is available as a digital download!
Automotive media powerhouse, Donut Media have used video of our TVR Grantura race-car in their TVR Mini-Documentary.
The popular youtube series see’s presenter James Pumpfrey delve into the history of an automotive manufacturer. This episode was focused on the history of TVR. A marque that is close to our hearts here at Bridge Classic Cars with our very car featuring in the video.
Our original Grantura video can be seen below, this restoration project is available for sale:
antique.inc have shared this stunning photo of our 1961 Jensen 541S on Instagram. This vehicle was fully restored by ourselves here at Bridge Classic Cars and was one of the first Jensen 541’s we fully restored.
Since then, we have worked on several of these stunning vehicles and become very familiar with their quirks and intricacies.
We called upon the services of our good friend Mike at Shine Supply UK to help tidy up the aged Porsche Boxter headlights.
One of the earliest Porsche Boxters, this little beauty is one of the latest additions to our hangar showroom but before we can market the car it desperately needed a thorough detail.
Part of the process was to de-frost the headlights which involves a multi stage sanding process. Firstly, the top layer is removed using a wet sand. Once complete the headlights are then highly polished using a two stage polishing process. Finally, to seal the exposed surface Mike has Ceramic coated. Without the Ceramic coating the headlights are prone to fading at a much faster rate.
Colin Whitmore of the SVEC has featured our January Bentwaters meet in his ‘Secretary’s Scribble’ article. In Februarys newsletter, Colin writes ‘The place was buzzing… A good sprinkling of 50s to 90s vehicles and modern stuff.’ ‘A really enjoable morning out. Well done Bridge Classic Cars.’
Thank you for your kind words, Colin. We look forward to seeing you and the SVEC at our Pettistree open morning on Sunday the 26th July 2020.
Our Studebaker Champion went up for sale last week and captured the hearts of many 1950s American vehicle fans. Custom & Unusual Cars For Sale shared our advert with their nearly 90,000 followers.
Interested in our gorgeous Studebaker? Get in touch with our friendly sales team.
Congratulations to Carl Offord, who finished 2nd place at the Best in Britain Lighting Rod championships. The Lightning Rod championships were held at the Yarmouth stadium on the 29th December. Three races were run on the day.
In race number one Carl started 6th from the back in a field of roughly 25 cars. Carl fought his way through the grid and crossed the line in third after a fantastic wheel-to-wheel race. Unfortunately Carl was docked two places due to a racing incident which saw him finish in 5th.
Race two began with a reverse grid with Carl heading out 6th from the front. Carl drove a fantastic clean race and built up a comfortable lead to take the win in the second race of the day.
Finally, the third race of the day was up. Carl qualified on pole position and drove a perfect race for the first 20 of the 25 lap race. On the 20th lap Carl approached a back marker to overtake. The back marker lost control and spun, collecting Carl up with him. Having made his way back onto the racing line, Carl had lost not only a lot of time, but also the lead and slipped down into 2nd place. He fought valiantly to try and regain first place but in the end finished in 2nd place.
Having lead so many laps it was hard not to feel disappointed not to come away with the win, however, second place is still a great achievement. Congrats, Carl.
Our friends at Suffolk Vehicle Enthusiasts Club, or SVEC for short, have very kindly accepted our invitation to come to our open morning. We will host the event between 9.00am and 12.00pm at our hangar showroom, located within RAF Bentwaters.
For more information, or if you are interested in attending the event we welcome you to email Freddie@BridgeClassicCars.co.uk
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Our 1962 TVR Grantura Racecar has peaked the attention of TVR enthusiasts. Shared to three of the largest TVR fan pages, there is certainly a lot of interest in our one-of-a-kind Grantura Racecar. We have to agree that this car’s racing heritage and gorgeous patina make this car a classic well worth sharing.
This weekend Bridge Classic Cars joined the thousands who attended the 35th anniversary celebration of the biggest Classic Car Show in the UK!
The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC Birmingham is the annual event not to be missed and we like to go along, as part of the team outing to see what’s happening and to catch up with some familiar faces.
Craig, Gordon, Mauro, Pete and Tamas, along with honouree team member OJ visited this year and having attended for many years we think that this year may have been the best yet!
The show brings together the world’s largest gathering of 300 car and motorcycle clubs with over 3,000 iconic classic and vintage cars and motorbikes on display across seven halls at Birmingham’s NEC.
Good to see some familiar faces and some of our work colleagues with their amazing exhibition displays and thank you as always to Silverstone Auctions for their hospitality.
Bridge Classic Car’s Engine specialist Ady Offord and his cousin, Carl have featured in November’s issue of Wheelspin Magazine! They have been racing in the Lightning Rod Formula. Congrats on the write up, guys! We can’t wait to see you back on the track next. To read the article, pick up a copy of Novembers Wheelspin Magazine.
We were at the oldest celebration of motoring this Sunday 3rd November, the 2019 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. More than 400 pre-1905 vehicles took took to the road.
Over 120 years since the first run in 1896, it was wonderful to see so many of these Veteran vehicles make the journey from Hyde Park in Central London to the coat of Brighton.
It was fantastic to see friends of Bridge Classic Cars, Stephen Norman MD Vauxhall Cars and Jeremy Townsend Director of Communications Vauxhall Cars crossing the finish line in Brighton. We also saw television presenter, Alan Titchmarsh in his veteran vehicle.
To read a more detailed write up of the event, check out the Veteran Car Run’s article here.