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SVEC – January 2020

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…

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SVEC – December 2019

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

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Donut Media feature our TVR Grantura Racecar

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 – March 2020

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.

De-frosting our Porsche Boxter headlights

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.

SVEC – January 2020

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.

Custom & Unusual Cars For Sale – January 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.

Carl Offord, Lightning Rods – January 2020

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.

SVEC – December 2019

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

The Bad Blonde – November 2019

The Bad Blonde boasts a huge fan base of 15,600 followers on Instagram and a worldwide following online at thebadblonde.com as she talks everything cars, museums, shows, auctions as well as posting frequent videos across her channels.

Thanks for liking and sharing one of our recent posts from Bridge Classic Cars HQ. Would love to catch up with The Bad Blonde if she ever finds herself here in the UK…

Liking our recent post…

NEC Classic Motor Show: November 2019

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.

Wheelspin Magazine – November 2019

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.

Veteran Car Run – London to Brighton – November 2019

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.

Gordon saying hello to Vauxhall’s MD, Stephen Norman and Director of Communications, Jeremy Townsend.

To read a more detailed write up of the event, check out the Veteran Car Run’s article here.

Alan Titchmarsh arriving at the finish line in Brighton

@benjohnson_12 – September 2019

Ben shared new vs old images of his 1972 Jaguar E-Type restoration project to his followers on his Instagram page. Thank you for the share Ben, glad you like the journey with us…

Emily Scott – September 2019

The car that gets everyone talking!

International DJ and model Emily Scott appeared in our news feed recently having liked our re-post of Aston Martin Cambridge’s Aston Martin DBS59 up for sale.

Emily boasts an impressive 32,400 followers on Instagram @emilyscottofficial so thank you so much for the appreciation.

About Emily

Australian DJ Emily Scott has carved out a dynamic House music journey, with soul-driving house and tech beats. Her worldwide reputation has grown from the time she was a lighting technician at Quest (one of Australia’s leading House venues) to this year being selected to play at DEFECTED Sydney 2019’s sell out event. Em has always always had a sixth sense for what the dance floor needs, thanks to her time as a dancer, honing in on to when build tension and when to hold it. With these skills refined, Emily made a natural progression into Djing; “I love the energy of House and Tech house, their effect on the dance floor, that hypnotic need to move”.

Australian venues have been given her energetic treatment as she’s crossed the country and internationally she’s built hype in Europe and Asia and India on each of her extensive tours. Emily’s shared stages alongside elite DJ’s including Eric Morilo and Defected’s Sam Divine. Her talent is recognised by some of the world’s most respected venue’s and she was chosen to work with Pioneer Australia early in her career as a Pioneer sponsored pro DJ.

Em’s skill with design (Bachelor of Design graduate) have enabled her to adapt to the ever evolving opportunities of modern DJing and production, “I enjoy using the latest technology as it means I have a much wider spectrum for creativity” she states. “I can sample, layer and loop faster than ever before which means new sounds and a more energetic performance from me at my shows and new ideas in the studio”. Her first productions, the tribal infusion, EP ‘Boom Bau’ on Olivier Giacomotto’s Definitive Recordings secured attention from house music heavy weights, after gaining support it was selected as track one for a compilation alongside records from Monika Kruse, Christian Smith and Tiefschwarz.

ecurie.co.uk – September 2019

Ecurie has been created to explore and celebrate the best of car culture and creativity. Showcasing all aspects of design, photography and art through to iconic cars, past and present.

Ecurie featured our 1984 Ferrari 308 GTS in their recent website updates.

Silverstone Auctions – August 2019

Our 1984 Ferrari 308 GTS will feature in the Silverstone Auctions Ferrari & Porsche 2019. Showcased here to their 25,000 Instagram Followers.

Viewing will take place as follows:

From 1.00pm to 5.00pm on Friday 20th September;
From 9am Saturday 21st September.

The auction takes place on Saturday 21st September 2019.

10.30am – Automobilia – a selection of Ferrari and Porsche themed collectables and memorabilia.
12.30pm – A Sale of Ferrari’s in association with Ferrari Owners Club GB.
2.30pm – The Porsche Sale in association with Porsche Club GB.

The sale takes place in the IXL centre at Dallas Burston Polo Club located in the spectacular Warwickshire countryside. In addition to refreshments being available within the sale venue the site also boasts its own Country Pub – The Millstone Hare.

Porsche Club GB will be running a number of member events throughout the day .