February 1, 2022

Ipswich to Felixstowe Classic Vehicle Rally

The annual Ipswich to Felixstowe Classic Vehicle Rally is going ahead this year!

Last year, due to Covid19, it had to be cancelled. But this year, the organisers have said it is going ahead.

Also, if you notice the second car in the photo? Yes, that is indeed our 1970 Bristol 411.

Beneath the Surface – Stripping Back the 1969 Bentley T1

The Bridge Classic Cars in-house paint and body team have been working on stripping down the 1969 Bentley T1. What they’ve found isn’t looking good.

The Bentley is showing signs of several repairs which did not have the cars best interest in mind. So, with this, Chris began diving deeper into the car to come up with a plan on how to best get this beautiful classic Bentley back into the best shape possible befitting a car of its standing.

Chris has meticulously and cautiously stripped back all of the paint on every single body panel to find every piece of sub-par previous work on the car. That way, moving forward the car can be repaired and restored correctly and last another 50+ years.

Whilst the body has been being worked on, Chris and Alan had some of the other panels and pieces for the Bentley inside the spray booth after perfecting them on the sanding tables. They are now shot in hard-wearing and durable modern epoxy primer.

Bridge Classic Cars ensure that during one of our restorations, the cars best interest is kept at the forefront of our work. So, keep a lookout here on the Bridge Classic Cars news page for more updates on the 1969 Bentley T1.

This Just In – 1965 Porsche 912

This morning, Bridge Classic Cars collected its latest project. A beautiful 1965 Porsche 912 will be heading into our Suffolk HQ to be assessed and worked on by our in-house restoration teams.

Tom and Nick headed to the Suffolk/Essex borders to collect the car in our enclosed transporter for its journey back to the workshop. The sun was sharp and bright which only added to the beauty of the car as it sat dormant in the shed. So, it was the perfect opportunity to show you the care and attention we give to every car that Bridge Classic Cars transports and to take you behind the scenes of a make and model we are seeing more and more of.

This car is being worked on by ourselves on behalf of our friend Garry and noted Porsche specialist Howard Watts. We’re excited to play our role in the project of getting the 912 to look its absolute best for the project.

The car was carefully moved out and into position behind the transporter before inch-by-inch moving forward into its temporary shelter.

Once the 912 arrived back at our Pettistree workshop, it was unloaded ready for its inspection by our paint and body team. From there, it will be worked on, perfected and then finished in a stunning dark red.

We cannot wait to show you the progress that the in-house team at Bridge Classic Cars makes on the 1965 Porsche 912. So, make sure you keep a lookout here on our News Page and also on our Social Media pages.

Behind The Scenes – Shooting the 1959 MGA Twin Cam

It was a cold and damp January morning as the 1959 MGA Twin Cam fired into life outside the Bridge Classic Cars hangar. As the 1600cc 4 cylinder thumped away to warm up, the Bridge Classic Cars team got ready to capture just how beautiful this little sports car really was.

As Freddie got his camera gear ready to film, Nick gave Hayley the rundown on the car. The engine was snappy and responsive and this car had disc brakes all around. That was the only thing that our presenter needed to know because it was about as perfect as an MGA Twin Cam can be.

Hayley got in the bright blue, low slung sports car. And with a simple push forward on the gearstick, it slipped straight into 1st. The car began rolling down the runway towards our filming location with the camera car in hot pursuit. The now 62-year-old ex-race car wanted to stretch its legs…

Once the convoy had reached the outskirts of the airbase, the team went through the plan. All the while, the B series engine sat there idling perfectly. Throughout the whole time, it never missed a beat. It put the biggest smile on Hayley’s face despite the sub-zero temperature.

From every angle, the car looked fast. It had grace, it had presence and it had a purpose. The dark, black, all business interior just went further to compliment the stunning pale blue exterior in the mid-winter sun.

And best of all? You could win this very car. Just head over to the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website for your chance to be part of the next chapter in our 1959 MGA Twin Cam’s story.