March 28, 2017

A clean and a test drive

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On the day we put our 1968 MGBGT into storage the weather was awful and even the short 100yd distance from the trailer park to

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A clean and a test drive

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On the day we put our 1968 MGBGT into storage the weather was awful and even the short 100yd distance from the trailer park to the storage unit was enough to get mud on the arches.

…and we can’t leave a freshly restored car like that, it’s just not right.

It was a beautiful sunny day today so it was the perfect day to head over to Hadleigh to see our 1968 MGBGT. As it has been a few since it left our workshops I thought it was best to go on a little run into Layham before giving her that good clean that was promised.


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Behind the scenes of our 1924 Riley 11/40 photoshoot

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Waking up to thick fog this morning we were all looking at the possibility of having to rearrange today’s photo shoot.

Jason from Sugar and Spice Photography was reporting on the weather conditions in Felixstowe. All morning the visibility was very poor and with the beautiful open fields at Helmingham Hall he was expecting the visibility at the hall being similar there too.

From 11am the fog started to clear so we all decided to go ahead as planned and it was certainly the right decision.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We were greeted by Katy at Helmingham Hall upon arrival and with the sun beaming down across the grounds we got straight on with unloading the Riley ready for the shoot.

First location for Jason was in front of the stunning hall[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Then it was a short trip down to the centre of the famous Festival Of Classic and Sports Cars driveway.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”11088,11089,11090,11091,11092,11093,11094,11095,11096,11097,11098,11099,11100,11101,11102,11103,11104,11105,11106,11107,11108,11109,11110,11111,11112,11113,11114″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A huge thank you to Katy and the Tollemache family for allowing Bridge Classic Cars access to your wonderful grounds at Helmingham Hall and as always, thank you to Jason at Sugar and Spice Photography for another great shoot. We look forward to seeing the pictures.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Jensen 541S body repairs are now complete

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Tommy has now completed the repair work on the body.

With the chassis arriving back soon from the paint shop, the freshly repaired body will now be permanently fixed back on the chassis ready for preparation and paint.

Lots of work has gone into perfecting our Jensen 541S body. The bottom of the A post panels have been cut away and replaced as have the offside and nearside door sills. The B post panels have had the same treatment and the entire roof lining , around the tops of the doors and windows have been re-manufactured.

Tommy has done an incredible job on our Jensen, it is a very difficult car to work on but with a number of these under our belt we have the experience and expertise to carry out work to this scale.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”11071,11072,11073,11074,11075,11076,11077,11078,11079,11080,11081,11082,11083,11084″][/vc_column][/vc_row]