Last night we hosted our live draw where we announced the winners of our Morris Minor and Triumph Stag, congratulations to Matthew and Gamal. It
Congratulations to Gamal Zindani who won our stunning 1971 Triumph Stag V8 with lucky ticket number 1047. The new addition to his driveway was dropped over this morning by Mauro, and Mr Zindani seemed over the moon with his new motor.
Mr Zindani said over the phone how overwhelmed and shocked he was to win the Triumph Stag, explaining that he’d always loved classic cars and owned quite a few over the years including a 1275 GT Mini, much like the one we have up for grabs. He fondly reminisced his years driving his own 1275 GT which was his first car. Mr Zindani has also entered in for our Mini GT competition, for which we wish him the best of luck.
Mr Zindani is pictured here with his dog, Rocco.
Tom has made a custom boot lid for our 1971 Triumph Stag so that it’s ready for delivery. He made the wood spare wheel cover and then cut a floor mat to cover the whole spare wheel and fuel tank cover area.
Last night we hosted our live draw where we announced the winners of our Morris Minor and Triumph Stag, congratulations to Matthew and Gamal.
It was our first live show working alongside local production company, Bruzier.
As we look to continually improve on our live streams, we endeavour to create exciting and interactive content.
Soon we hope to open our doors so that many of you can join us in our productions.
Extra cameras, microphones, and the new large display all help make the experience from watching at home more exciting. But of course week 1 comes with its teething problems.
With the launch of three exciting minis, we hope you can join us for the next one.
Congratulations to Matthew Sudgen who won our 1949 Morris Minor MM Lowlight with ticket number 25 and to Gamal Zindani who won our 1971 Triumph Stag with ticket number 1047!
Last week, the team drove over to our hanger at Bentwaters to shoot our Triumph Stag, which you may recognise as one of our latest competition cars. Alongside the standard shoot, we also had our friend and model, Hannah, accompany us to take some portraits with the car. We’ve found that in recent months, adding in portrait shots with our photo collections is a great way to mix up our content and show the car in action.
We were lucky with the weather as the sun graced us with its late winter warmth. With a large film crew set up at Bentwaters, we’ve found ourselves exploring new locations on the base.
You may have seen a lot of these photos over on our competition site or on our social pages such as Facebook, but for those that havent, or what to see the whole collection, you can browse the Stag in full detail here.
We’re making the finishing touches on our Triumph Stag to make sure its competition ready. Tom has recently repaired the Rocker Cover Gasket as the old one one was leaking. Tom has also checked the valve clearances, fitted new seals for bolts and adjusted carburettors.
Our trim shop has been working hard to replace the soft top on our Triumph Stag. The original soft top was a rather tired-looking brown material that has been replaced with a new black material.
The process began by peeling off all the flaps that were holding the original fabric roof in place. Lydia then had to slide the rubbers out of all the metal slides around the edges and take off the old straps that went across the top of the frame which were held in by rivets. She then replaced the straps and rivetted them in place. After the straps had been replaced, Lydia could then glue on new Velcro to the sides of the frame. This is where the front sides of the fabric roof attach to. Then Lydia wrapped the front of the frame with vinyl and glued it all down, finishing the step by trimming around the mechanisms that push the roof into place and out again at the front.
The next step was to wrap and glue the vinyl around the back frame, rivet the metal slides on the sides of the frame, back and front, before sliding the rubber seals into them. Brian had also fitted new rubbers and handled the gluing process of the new hood.
Brian glued the rear flap of fabric to the rear metal bar as well as the front edge of the hood to the front roof bar. Once fixed into position, he could then glue the inside fabric around the roof bars and fix the ‘b’ post to the frame.
Our new 1971 Triumph Stag needs a small neaten up around the windscreen surround, so Matt masked up the Stag ready for paint.
The paint, the same colour as the body, is sprayed on in an efficient yet methodical manner, evenly covering the surround. Working his way around the frame, Matt ensures that the paint covers the windshield frame.
Late this evening, two new motors arrived at Bridge Classic Cars HQ, a 1949 Morris Minor Lowlight and this 1971 Triumph Stag 3.0 V8.
With a few tweaks and fixes needed, this Stag will be worked on in our workshop for a short time before being photographed and released as a new competition vehicle.
There’s plenty of new arrivals at Bridge HQ currently, with another new competition car coming this week. We’re expecting this stunning 1971 Triumph Stag 3.0 V8 to come to us on later in the week
Before we release it, it will need a repaint on the roof but otherwise its good to go! Keep your eyes peeled…