June 29, 2021

Eulogy: Mike Colyer

We are saddened by the news that friend and client of Bridge Classic Cars, Mike Colyer has sadly passed away. We had been working on

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Eulogy: Mike Colyer

We are saddened by the news that friend and client of Bridge Classic Cars, Mike Colyer has sadly passed away. We had been working on his beloved 1960 MG A and had recently sent it back to him. We are happy that Mike got to enjoy his MG A before he passed.

His very special MG A was his first car which he bought in 1970. After going through a handful of other owners, the car found its way back to Mike who decided to restore it with us. We have many happy memories with Mike, including his touching poem and reaction when he first picked up his MG A from us, fondly addressing the team and telling them ‘You’re worth your weight in gold.”

Our condolences go out to his family and loved ones.

Richard Hammond Gears Up For Classic Resto-programme

Richard Hammond has been restoring his Jaguar XK150 with father and son duo, on a new tv show called The Smallest Cog, where Richard Hammond and the team will endeavour to restore multiple classics. He’s working with a father and son restoration duo, Neil and Anthony Greenhouse.

The show will come to Discovery+ soon so keep your eyes peeled!

Jaguar’s Electricals And Holes

We’ve been fabricating replacement panels to cover the holes in the wheel arch of our 1958 Jaguar 240. Unfortunately, as with a lot of corrosion issues, the more you remove, the more you discover.

Now is very much a good time to be tackling this issue on our Jaguar before it gets any worse.

And the electrical issues discovered were due to corrosion in the fuse box.

Honda Integra Seats Cleaned

Just look at the difference after the Honda Integra Recaro seats have been cleaned! They came in looking a little worse for wear but now, after a thorough wash, they’re looking good as new again!

Ford Model T’s Rear Box Covers

Brian has made up some covers for the rear box pillars on our 1915 Ford Model T. He’s done this in the same style as the seats, making it out of leather and buttons to create this luxurious effect.

He began by making up buttons for the rear box covers, marking out the button holes and drilling them into the wood. He then fit wooden sections to the shelf so that it will stay in place and fit neatly onto the pillar. He then glued the foam to the wood and proceeded to cover the foam and board in the leather. Once that was done, he could then fit it to the Model T.

Basil The Beetle Broken Down At Bentwaters

This poor little 1972 Volkswagen Beetle named Basil broke down last week and was brought to our hanger on RAF Bentwaters to be stored until it comes into the workshop to be fixed.

We have now transported the car over to our workshops for work to commence.

Beach Street Open For Business

Beach Street in Felixstowe had its official opening event this weekend to celebrate the opening of Felixstowe’s new food and artisan centre, all made from shipping containers and decorated with fairy lights. Mike, our finance wiz, went down to the opening at the weekend and captured these lovely photos.

Extension to Bridge Classic Cars workshops…

Work is soon underway on the extension to our workshop which means our storage unit has been moved to the other side of the site in preparation for the grounds work to take place.

We’re eagerly awaiting this building work to start so that we can have a new exciting workshop with even more space.

Two Special Classics Off Home Soon

We’re delighted to announce that two of our classics have been finished and will be sent off to their owner in Germany very soon. The Tundra MG B was finished a while ago and has been sitting in storage whilst we completed the TR6 but now is the first chance we’ve had to have them both finished and side by side.

With just a few final touches to be made to the Magenta TR6, these two stunning classics will soon be ending their time with us. Watch this space…