Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Nelson's Revenge

Neil has gone off to Norfolk and left me behind (something about logistics) but he has sent me a brief and baffling text message probably brought on by a combination of alcohol and sunstroke; Place - Old Hunstanton, Family - in bed, Pub - The Lodge, Beer - Woodforde's Nelson's Revenge, mood - relaxed!

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Cars Raise Cash at Summer BBQ

Today the East Anglian section of the Bristol Owners’ Club held their summer Barbeque although the weather was definitely autumnal. 9 cars were in attendance comprising 4 Bristol engined cars and 5 V8s; from left to right 405, 403, 401, 411 S4, 410, 405, 410, 409, 407.

As well as the opportunity to catch up with old friends and new, talk about cars and eat delicious food (thank you to our hosts Nick and Carol for the BBQ, and to everyone who brought food) the main objective of the day was to raise money for the Lymphoma Association. This is the only specialist UK charity that provides accurate medical information and support to lymphatic cancer patients, their families and friends. Closer to home they are helping to keep one of our members healthy and active and our gratitude today raised over £300 for the charity.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Bristol Owners' Club Concours

The National Trust’s Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire was the setting for this year’s concours. The general consensus was that this was probably the best yet and this was certainly true for the East Anglian section with 3 prizes being awarded. Ivan Cunnington (405), Nick Challacombe (407), and Barry Naunton (410) all picked up trophies in their respective classes. There was some very stiff competition so the prizes are all the more deserved and reflect all the hard work put in to the preparation of their cars.

I did not enter the concours competition but lined up with the other cars along the approach to the Hall. Next to me on one side was a newly refurbished 411 and on the other was a 412 I had last seen at the Albert Memorial gathering in 2006. There was good representation from Bristol Cars with an upgraded Blenheim and an Arnolt-Bristol in attendance.