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Autoshack – July 2021

Good friend to Bridge Classic Cars, Lee from Autoshack has shared our latest competition car, our 1983 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk1. Lee and Autoshack have

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Lotus Cars – July 2021

Special thank you to Lotus Cars for sharing our beautiful Elise Sport 240 Final Edition competition to their equally impression 800,000+ audience. Norwich City Football

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MiniWorld – May 2021

The world’s best selling Mini magazine since 1991, MiniWorld features a fantastic article on the restoration works involved in our 1967 Austin Mini 850. Thanks

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EADT – April 2021

A great article in the East Anglian Daily Times about one of our recent local winners, Matthew Sudgen and his 1949 Morris Minor Lowlight. “I

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Good As New

Our beautiful BMW Z3M has recently had a full gold valet by our friend at Viper Auto Valet. You can see the post here. Doesn’t

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spud985 – September 2020

Our eye-catching lemon-yellow 1973 TR6 was spotted having a quick pit-stop at First. Coffee Shop this afternoon. We completed a full roof restoration on this

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Donut Media – March 2020

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

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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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Yahoo – July 2018

Source: Yahoo Barons will auction off a pair of barn-find Jaguar E-type Series 2s during their July 17 auction at Sandown Park, offering an interesting prospect

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Jensen Journaal – July 2021

It is lovely to receive a copy of the Zomer 2021 Jensen Journaal in the post this week.

Several of our Jensens that we have restored have been featured in this month’s copy of the Dutch magazine, Jensen Journaal! https://jensenholland.nl/ It’s an absolute privilege, so thank you.

The magazine talks about our 1957 Jensen 541R, the 1958 Jensen 541R, the 1960 Jensen 541R and the 1960 Jensen 541S (The Prototype).

Here are our website links to the cars that were featured to find out more information on each of the restoration projects.

https://www.bridgeclassiccars.co.uk/category/projects/completed/1958-jensen-541r-navy/

https://www.bridgeclassiccars.co.uk/category/projects/completed/1957-jensen-541r/

https://www.bridgeclassiccars.co.uk/category/projects/completed/1960-jensen-541r-01/

https://www.bridgeclassiccars.co.uk/category/projects/completed/1960-jensen-541s/

Autoshack – July 2021

Good friend to Bridge Classic Cars, Lee from Autoshack has shared our latest competition car, our 1983 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk1. Lee and Autoshack have been a huge part of the recent times of our Golf GTI. The car has been regularly maintained in the Autoshack workshops.

Thanks for sharing our competition Lee…

Lotus Cars – July 2021

Special thank you to Lotus Cars for sharing our beautiful Elise Sport 240 Final Edition competition to their equally impression 800,000+ audience.

Norwich City Football Club’s Principal Partner, Lotus Cars, has generously donated a Lotus Elise Sport 240 Final Edition for a competition to support the Community Sports Foundation.

Production of the iconic Lotus Elise is ending after 25 years and the competition prize is the first car to be built from the Final Edition range.

It comes with a customised Certificate of Provenance pack from Lotus and will be provided with a new bespoke Lotus Elise car cover.

The competition winner will also have an exclusive handover day at Lotus HQ in Hethel, which includes a private factory tour and test track experience.

#DrivingInclusion for people with disabilities

All proceeds from the competition will help the Foundation to continue our work to provide inclusive environments for people with disabilities in Norfolk.

Jake Humphrey, TV presenter and trustee of the Foundation, was on hand to unveil the car and further explain the significance of the competition.

“This is an incredible prize; all of the Elise Final Edition cars have been snapped up, so this is the only way to get your hands on one.

“As a trustee of the charity, I have seen first-hand the importance of its work and the impact it has on people in Norfolk.

“Without vital fundraising this work would stop, and many across Norfolk would be deprived of our support.

“We want to thank Lotus Cars for this incredible opportunity to boost our fundraising this year.”

Matt Windle, Managing Director, Lotus Cars, said:

“At Lotus, we are great supporters of the power of sport, not only for mental and physical wellbeing, but also how it can help inclusiveness amongst the community. Providing this unique version of the Lotus Elise, a sports car that is so admired around the world, will enable even more people in the region from around the county to benefit from the wonderful work of the Community Sports Foundation.

Tyre Assist Ipswich – July 2021

Tyre Assist Ipswich, formerly know as We Fit Any Tyres Anyway has successfully re-fitted the tyre to our freshly painted Morris Minor wheel. It was caught up in a spot of bother when a vehicle collided with our Morris but failed to stop. The car is in with us now being repair. Thanks as always Graeme.

Classic Car Weekly – May 2021

We were recently featured in Classic Car Weekly after journalist, Paul Guinness got in touch wanting to write an article about our Ford Model T recommissioning.

Land Rover Owner International – May 2021

We’ve been featured in Land Rover Owner International. Theo, editor, rang us up and had a chat with Ellie, about our beloved Land Rover and the competitions. After sending over visuals and some more information, we saw out feature on the website and absolutely love it.

“Series Land Rovers are sadly growing out of reach for an increasing number of us, as the costs of buying and restoring them are much higher than they used to be. Bridge Classic Cars has adopted a novel approach to selling vehicles, and one that could allow competition entrants to snap up this 1964 Series IIA for only £9.50″

You can read the article here.

TVR Racing Grantura Update

Raymond bought our rare 1962 TVR Racing Grantura a while back and he’s now restoring it to its former glory. On The right you can see a progress photo of the Grantura he bought from us and on the left is another rare racing Granture he’s recently bought – what a fantastic collection!

This is what the racing Grantura looked like when Raymond bought it:

EADT – May 2021: Electric Classic Mini Set To Star On TV

Our Surf Blue mini that we helped restore with Ted from Team C Racing is now set to star on Vintage Voltage on tv. We’ve recently been mentioned in an EADT article about it which you can read here.

The car has spent the 6 months in Wales at Electric Classic Cars undergoing a Tesla conversion.

Owner Simon Benton, has had the mini in his family its whole life. Originally purchased for him and his sister to learn in, the car then became their mother’s daily before retiring to their garage where it sat untouched for many years.

The characterful mini gained the name ‘OBie’ after its number plate and the release of Star Wars the summer they bought it.

Best Vintage Vehicle Restoration & Maintenance

We are pleased to have been recognised by SME News in this year’s UK Enterprise Awards. The annual UK Enterprise Awards proudly encompasses a multitude of exciting and vibrant business industries from across the UK.

Bridge Classic Cars have been awarded Best Vintage Vehicle Restoration & Maintenance.

In the face of unprecedented hardship and adversity UK business owners have demonstrated the upmost dedication and innovation in the ways that they have not only adapted but weathered the Covid-19 storm to ensure the survival of their businesses. 

The aim of the UK Enterprise Awards is to find the best businesses across the nation!

Goodwood Revival Repost – May 2021

We’re delighted to see that Goodwood Revival has shared our free competition for Goodwood tickets and spending money! We can’t wait for September and are excited to see this year’s new layout.

You can enter our competition here.

Sprint Magazine – May 2021

Some of you may remember that almost 18 months ago, we sold this charming 1962 TVR Grantura Race Car, just one of a few of its kind. This article explains its history and its upcoming restoration. We’re delighted to not only feature on a 6 page spread but to also appear on the front cover!

We’re eagerly await more news on the restoration of this very special TVR.

EADT – April 2021

A great article in the East Anglian Daily Times about one of our recent local winners, Matthew Sudgen and his 1949 Morris Minor Lowlight.

“I didn’t realise at first that I had won, so when they called me I thought it was a wind-up. I only bought one ticket – it was incredible. It’s brilliant to drive. It’s very rustic and very different to drive than modern cars.”

Matthew tells us he’s taken it out a few times already and is loving it.

In a wonderful cyclical move, the Morris Minor that started its life in Ipswich and then moved around the UK has found its way back to Ipswich with its new owner.

We wish you many more happy miles, Matthew!

You can read more here.

Suffolk Wire Business Magazine – April 2021

The Suffolk Wire featured our latest competition winner, Matthew Sugden who received our 1949 Morris Minor Lowlight last week.

Matthew tells us he’s already taken out his new classic a handful of times and is loving it! We’re delighted to hear he’s enjoying his Morris.

You can read the article here.

Tyre Assist Ipswich – April 2021

We love getting featured on other businesses pages! Thanks to Tyre-Assist for fitting new tyres on our 2000 BMW Z3! Always look forward to working with you.

BBC Radio Suffolk Interview With Luke Deal

Today we had Luke Deal from BBC Radio Suffolk come down to join us at our Hanger at Bentwaters. Luke popped down to chat with our director Craig about our Morris Minor, our raffles and all things classic cars! Luke is a classic car enthusiast himself and was keen to have a go in our Morris Minor. Take a look at the behind the scenes photos and interview below.

Luke talks about his fascination for Morris Minors as his father ‘had many’ he tells us; “my father had many a Morris Minor so it’s a privilege to be here this morning to find out more about this classic car.”

Luke took a look around our little Morris and remarked “Something that strikes me is that It’s in immaculate condition for something that’s so old”.

We love getting involved with local businesses and people so it was great to have Luke down at the hangar today.

Bridge Classic Cars x Car and Classic

We are delighted to announce that we’ve teamed up with Car and Classic to share our Bridge Classic Cars’ services and competitions across their website. If you’re used to perusing the classifieds of Car and Classic, you’ll start to see our adverts popping up.

We’ve featured several times in Car and Classic’s Magazine. Most recently, our E-Type Racecar received a beautiful write up from Head of Editorial, Chris Pollitt. You can read Chris’ article here: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/magazine/e-type-racer-built-for-the-thrill

We’re excited by this partnership and cannot wait to reveal more of our exciting plans with Car and Classic.

Lorry Design – Apex Signs

Our new lorry has had an eventful week already! At the weekend it got thoroughly detailed before Harvey from Apex Signs applied the vinyl graphics.

Now our lorry has our logo applied on both signs and competition imagery on the back, we can spread the Bridge word whilst on the move! Our lorry is integral to the functioning of our business as it delivers and drops off all of our competition cars, cars sold and new cars that we acquire.

Kitted out with a single bed in the cabin, it means it’s ready for wherever our winners or clients may be. Mauro, one of our skilled technicians also doubles as our lorry driver as he comes from an experienced HGV background.

The first job for our lorry was to delivery our 1988 Ford Escort RS Turbo to Anglia Classic Car Auctions in Kings Lynn. If you like the look of our RS Turbo and want it to be yours, make sure you get your bids in!

Later that day, Mauro and Ellie headed over to Glevering Mill to shoot our 1958 Jensen 541R. If you’re interested in buying our classic Jensen, you can find it here.

Classic Car Restoration Specialists of the Year

Our success has been recognised by industry professionals, having recently been named Classic Car Restoration Specialists of the Year at the London and South East Prestige awards from Corporate LiveWire.

The judges were impressed with your team’s personal touch, consistency of reviews and overall attentiveness. The passion for what you do really comes across and I hope this achievement brings more success in 2021. I will highlight all the information and if you need anything else at all just let me know.

The Corporate Livewire London & South East Prestige Awards 2020/21 recognise small and medium-sized businesses that have proven to be the best in their market over the past 12 months.

We have also been awarded both Best Classic Vehicle Restoration and Maintenance Company and Innovation in Automotive Marketing 2020 at Corporate Vision’s Global Automotive Awards.

We would like to thank you, the classic car community reading this. Our successes are nothing without this community. We are so immensely proud of the wonderful group of enthusiasts we have following our journey and it is with great excitement we anticipate the re-introduction of in-person meetings. But until we meet again, we hope you all stay safe, stay well and we look forward to a brighter future.

Our Golden Roller: One year on

“The quality will remain long after the price is forgotten.”Henry Royce

Nothing quite says luxury like a golden Rolls Royce. A timeless classic, oozing with nobility and class, this 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I left our doors just over a year ago. Its proud new owner, Michael, has been enjoying cruising around in his beloved Rolls Royce, documenting his travels on Instagram.

With just a service and a small neaten up from the workshop, this stunning gold motor was in perfect condition when we sold it on behalf of a client in February 2020.

We’ve been keenly following the trips and adventures of Michael and ‘Auric’ on their appropriately named Instagram page, ‘The man with the golden roller’ (@themanwiththegoldenroller). Over the last year, Auric has been pictured dotted around London from Buckingham Palace to Richmond Green and Chelsea, Westminster Abbey and Knightsbridge. Michael continued the very royal road trip theme out to Windsor Castle, Blickling Estate, Clivedone House, Combe, home of 007; Pinewood Studios, and Denham! He’s even photographed Auric around Norfolk! Auric even featured in ‘Spirit and Speed’ magazine last year!

A Rolls Royce is the epitome of British nobility in the car world, and driving one is said to be a unique and timeless pleasure. We’ve currently got a 1992 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit II up for grabs over on our competition page and could be yours for just £9! Alternatively, for those who just cant wait and want their own golden roller now, our 1973 Golden Rolls Royce Corniche is up for sale with us and could be yours straight away!

Electric Classic Cars – February 2021

We’re delighted to see the Electric Classic Car’s electric mini is coming along well. If you’ve been following this story, you might remember that we painted this mini before it was handed over to Electric Classic Cars to be turned into an electric classic.

This car belongs to a client of Team C Racing and has been carefully restored by Ted before being passed on to ourselves and Electric Classic Cars to be completed.

The Tesla powered Mini is being fitted with a 31kWh battery pack, that has 100-300hp power options. Electric Classic cars suggest that a bolt-in kit will be available from them soon. Their Instagram post (featured below) explains that more details, including pricing, will be announced after rigorous testing. We’re excited to see how this characterful mini develops as it leads the way to be among the first Tesla classic cars.

@tomboy_a_bit Rolls Royce Feature – February 2021

A few weeks ago we welcomed Deimante (@tomboy_a_bit) and her partner up to Bentwaters to shoot some of our cars. We received the BMW shots at the beginning of February and today we got these beautiful Rolls Royce shots. We’re delighted with the results!

Deimante writes;

“Have you ever driven Rolls Royce!

I only just did! Never been a fan of a big, luxury, automatic cars that looks like I have to behave in them and sit like a lady on the back seat.

But driving 6.7 V8 Silver Spirit II made me actually feel like I’m a teenager who stole dad’s car. I could instantly imagine how it would be to go for a road trip in a car like this. (Could probably fit a pit bike in it).”

If you fancy winning this stunning classic, you can buy your tickets here. Alternatively, you might want to dive straight in there and buy your own! If that’s the case, we’ve also got you covered with our Rolls Royce Corniche.

Another Day, Another Winner: 1994 Range Rover Classic

What a beautiful day to deliver someone’s dream car! On Friday morning our friends at Russells’ came to pick up our beautiful 1994 Range Rover Classic to take it to its new owner in Oxford.

David was beaming when the car was delivered, we’re sure he’s excited to get driving his beautiful new classic! Perfect for the snow!

We also love getting getting shout outs and seeing our winners post on ther social media platforms! Thanks for the shout out!

Electric Classic Cars – February 2021

Eye spy a little turquoise mini! A little while ago, we worked on a 1967 Austin Mini 850 for Electric Classic Cars who aimed to turn it into a 300hp electric-powered classic.

Bridge Classic Cars worked on restoring this charming mini and handed it over Electric Classics to finish. Our final touch was the bodywork preparation and paintwork. Our Paint Shop finished the vehicle in a dazzling ‘Surf Blue’.

We love following its progress and can’t wait to see the finished product!

tomboy_a_bit – BMW Z3M Feature – January 2021

We’ve been incredibly lucky to have Deimante aka @tomboy_a_bit down at our hanger at Bentwaters again to shoot with some of our cars! Deimante and her partner took some time to shoot with our beautiful BMW last week and produced some stunning shots!

You can check out her post here or view them below!

tomboy_a_bit – Francis Barnett Feature – January 2021

Back in 2019, we shot with Deimante aka @tomboy_a_bit at Bentwaters. Deimante is a die-hard motorbike fanatic and we couldn’t think of anyone more experienced than her to test out our beloved trial bike.

Deimante produced this video seen below where she talks about the interesting history of the bike and the quirks of riding it. From that day, we gathered plenty of photos and videos, some of which you’ll see on our website and other bits you can find on Deimante’s social media, so keep an eye out!

This charming bike is up for sale with us and you can check it out here.

@vincars_ MG Feature – January 2021

We were delighted to have been featured on @vincars_ page on Instagram, who kindly posted a selection of photos of our stunning 1951 MGTD Competition Abington MkII which is thought to be the only one of its kind left in the world.

Originally bought by Craig and his friend, this MGTD was shipped over from Canada and restored back in 2016. You can see its restoration story here.

You can see the original post here.

Calm Indian Cow – Beastmag London Feature – December 2020

Our Bedford J-Type truck restoration is being put to good use. Owner of Calm Indian Cow, a traditional Indian takeaway restaurant, Mahesh tasked us with restoring his 1971 Bedford Truck, fully loaded and ready for food preparation and service.

Based in Shoreditch, Mahesh is cooking up a storm, serving delicious Indian cuisine from the converted truck.

Beastmag London have recently featured Mahesh and Calm Indian Cow on their Instagram page. It was a pleasure to be tasked with such a special project. If you’re ever in the Leonard Street, Shoreditch area, we would thoroughly recommend paying Mahesh a visit.

1967 Jaguar E-Type Race Replica Featured In Car And Classic Magazine – December 2020

We’re delighted to see that our treasured 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Race Car has been featured in Car and Classic’s recent online magazine as well as listed on their for sale section.

You can read the full article here.

This beautifully written article by Chris Pollitt really does highlight the hard work our team put into our Jaguar E-Type project.

We, of course, love this car but it’s even more rewarding to see others appreciate it. We hope that from this, our Jaguar will soon make its way to a new home.

If you’re interested in purchasing it, you can see more about its specifications here.

“The build, which was complete this year, took over three years in total. This is down to the fastidious nature of the team at Bridge, and also the desire for this car to be perfect, not rushed.”

“It’s become more than just an E Type. It’s something more. Something exciting, something unique and something so loaded with personality and character it makes other E Types look… muted?”

Good As New

Our beautiful BMW Z3M has recently had a full gold valet by our friend at Viper Auto Valet.

You can see the post here.

Doesn’t it look great!

Jensen Owners Magazine – November

We were featured in the November-December 2020 issue of Jensen’s Owners Club Magazine for a Jensen 541S we restored a few years back for Ronald Everaert who recently wrote a piece for the magazine about his Jensen.

One of our favourite parts of restoring cars is being able to see the owners enjoy their pride and joys again, ready to make more memories in. It’s particularly lovely to hear from them via photos and articles such as this!

ITV This Morning – November 2020

Our 1974 De Tomaso Pantera features in Alison Hammond’s recreation of Kylie Minogue’s iconic music video ‘Can’t get you out of my head’.

Last week the team took our restored De Tomaso Pantera up to the ITV studios to meet director, Harry Bott. Harry went to great lengths to find the same model and colour De Tomaso that featured in the original music video. Fortunately, we had restored this iconic Pantera, and the owner was happy to help out.

If you’re looking for a certain car for your production, whether it be an old classic or a more modern vintage number, we can help you out! As a company, we’ve had a number of our cars feature in TV and Film.

The full video will air on This Morning on 12th November so keep your eyes peeled.

You can see the car’s history with us here.

Here is the final edit played out on ITV’s This Morning…

Woodbridge Vision Magazine Feature – October 2020

We were recently mentioned in Vision Suffolk’s magazine in an article about two recent Mini winners.

Chris Allitt and Courtney Barker both won Minis as a result of entering our monthly competitions.

You can see the article in edition 28 available here.

We run our competitions each month. By entering you could win a classic car for under £20! You can find out more by visiting our competition website here.

Best Classic Vehicle Restoration and Maintenance Company

Our success has been recognised by industry professionals, having recently been named Best Classic Vehicle Restoration and Maintenance Company at the Corporate Vision Global Automotive Awards.

We would like to thank you, the classic car community reading this. Our successes are nothing without this community. We are so immensely proud of the wonderful group of enthusiasts we have following our journey and it is with great excitement we anticipate the re-introduction of in-person meetings. But until we meet again, we hope you all stay safe, stay well and we look forward to a brighter future.

The Automotive industry is a key contributor to the global economy ensuring the diligent work of all individuals and organisations involved keep the business world moving forward. From environmental changes to keeping up with current trends. Corporate Vision Magazine aim to celebrate those companies, individuals and enterprises from technical excellence to behind the scenes with their introductory year of the Global Automotive Awards!

As an industry, constantly transforming to adapt to the ever-changing curve of social, environmental and technological market trends, Corporate Vision Magazine aim to celebrate those companies, individuals and enterprises behind the scenes and projecting on screens.

As with all Corporate Vision Awards, the Global Automotive Awards are based on merit, not the number of votes received. The process works to ensure that they reward parties based on their excellence in the industry, the quality of their products and their dedication to service. To move successfully from nominee to winner, there must be evidence of extensive expertise and skills, dedication to customer service and client satisfaction with an ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation.

Innovation Award in Automotive Marketing 2020

Our success has been recognised by industry professionals, having recently been awarded the Innovation Award in Automotive Marketing 2020 at the Corporate Vision Global Automotive Awards.

We would like to thank you, the classic car community reading this. Our successes are nothing without this community. We are so immensely proud of the wonderful group of enthusiasts we have following our journey and it is with great excitement we anticipate the re-introduction of in-person meetings. But until we meet again, we hope you all stay safe, stay well and we look forward to a brighter future.

The Automotive industry is a key contributor to the global economy ensuring the diligent work of all individuals and organisations involved keep the business world moving forward. From environmental changes to keeping up with current trends. Corporate Vision Magazine aim to celebrate those companies, individuals and enterprises from technical excellence to behind the scenes with their introductory year of the Global Automotive Awards!

As an industry, constantly transforming to adapt to the ever-changing curve of social, environmental and technological market trends, Corporate Vision Magazine aim to celebrate those companies, individuals and enterprises behind the scenes and projecting on screens.

As with all Corporate Vision Awards, the Global Automotive Awards are based on merit, not the number of votes received. The process works to ensure that they reward parties based on their excellence in the industry, the quality of their products and their dedication to service. To move successfully from nominee to winner, there must be evidence of extensive expertise and skills, dedication to customer service and client satisfaction with an ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation.

Courtzz01 – October 2020

Our 1990 Austin Mini Thirty winner Courtney Barker couldn’t help but share this gushy Instagram post about her new toy!

“Always wanted one of these and still cant believe its mine!” – Well you better believe it Courtney, its certainly all yours!

Courtney has been a classic car fan since she was a child and has even set up her own car fan club – East Coast Japanese. She’s clearly been having so much fun with her new Mini, she’s forgotten to take pictures!

If you fancy winning your own classic Mini, we’re currently running a competition for someone to win this fantastic 1991 Rover Mini. To pick up your tickets, head to our competitions website.

Electric Classic Cars – October 2020

Our Austin Mini has sparked some online conversation!

We’ve teamed up with Electric Classic Cars to build the ultimate 300hp electric powered classic Mini. Our 1967 Austin Mini will appear on the upcoming series of Vintage Voltage, due to air on Quest.

Bridge Classic Cars has undertaken the bodywork preparation and paintwork. Our Paint Shop finished the vehicle in this dazzling ‘Surf Blue’.

The team at Electric Classic Cars have now begun installing the braking system. With 300+ horsepower now coursing through the wheels, this Mini was going to need a bit of an upgrade!

With over 3,000 likes, comments and shares, this little electric Mini certainly is a talking point! What do you think of the build? Spoiling an iconic classic or adapting to survive in the 21st century? We’ll keep you updated as the build progresses.

Enjoying MG – October 2020

A former classic of ours, a 1980 MG Midget, has been featured in Enjoying MG Magazine. Her owner, Arthur Civill, gave a brilliant write-up on her history and talked about how he bought the car.

“I was fortunate to be able to purchase the car in 2018 following a fairly comprehensive recommissioning programme carried out by Bridge Classic Cars.” Arthur describes, “the car is absolutely mint and drives superbly.”

Prior to coming to Bridge Classic Cars, the MG Midget was in the same family for over 37 years. We hope she spends the next 37 with our good friend Arthur Civill, it sounds like she’s found a fantastic home.

tomboy_a_bit – October 2020

Ahead of the Live Draw tonight, our biker buddy tomboy_a_bit shared this cool picture of herself on our 1963 BSA Trials Bike.

There’s now only a couple of hours to go before we finally find out who the lucky winner is. This bike is great fun, easy to ride and a firm biker classic.

Even though tomboy_a_bit is new to the world of classic motorbikes, she too couldn’t help fall in love with them; “It’s got so much character!” She said about our BSA, “I can’t wait to ride another classic bike soon.”

Make sure you tune in to watch the Live Draw tonight at 7pm over on our Facebook page.

If you want to be involved in the action, check out our current competition line up to see what other cars and bikes we have up for grabs.

Stourbridge News – September 2020

Colin Dixon, winner of our 1966 Ford Mustang, has appeared in his local newspaper this week – The Stourbridge News.

Colin won the American muscle car through our classic car competitions site. He bought a single entry for just £7.50 which turned out to be the winning ticket!

Since then, Colin has been enjoying the Mustang with his wife Christine, describing the win as “a dream come true.”

For your chance to have a dream come true and win your very own classic, head to the competition site to check out our current prizes.

spud985 – September 2020

Our eye-catching lemon-yellow 1973 TR6 was spotted having a quick pit-stop at First. Coffee Shop this afternoon.

We completed a full roof restoration on this sporty little number a few months ago, and we’re super pleased with the final look. It’s only fitting that lemonade was the drink of choice!

Cars You Don’t See Anymore – September 2020

Our 1971 Lotus Europa was spotted near Debenham this morning by some eagle-eyed classic car fans while being transported to our workshop in Pettistree. It was then appropriately posted on the Facebook Group ‘Cars You Don’t See Anymore’.

They’ve clearly got a keen eye, as not only did they spot straight away that she’s a Lotus, they also spotted that she’s in need of a good wash!

Well, we’re happy to oblige… So, next on the ‘to-do’ list is give this stunner a well deserved wash. Thereafter, we’ll be figuring out what work needs to be done to get her back on the road.

Vint-Tro – September 2020

Our 1989 BMW M3 E30 was left gleaming this week after a full valet by Viper Auto Valet, following the paint job we carried out on her recently.

So happy was her owner, he just had to share the news with our good friends at Vint-tro. Including some gleaming pictures of his pride and joy.

She’s looking as fierce as ever!

Shine Supply UK – April 2020

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.

WeFitAnyTyresAnywhere – April 2020

Thanks to Graeme of WeFitAnyTyresAnywhere A. for the Instagram story mention and B. for visiting our workshops to fit new tyres on our 1980 MG Midget.

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.

Classic Car Weekly Feature – April 2020

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.

Classic Car Weekly – April 2020

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!

Donut Media – March 2020

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.

Shine Supply UK – March 2020

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…

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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.