A busy Saturday at Bridge Classic Cars

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By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Trying to find a trailer key that had fallen out of the trailer at 5:30am is not considered to be the best start to a morning but never the less, it was our start to the morning.

Anyway, after a good look round we found the key and we were on our way…

We had a busy morning scheduled with one delivery followed by three collections so we set off in our new Ford Ranger Pickup. It was the first time we had all been out in the truck and our first experience of how she tows. We all love it…so if you need your classic car transported from anywhere in the UK do let us know as we do now offer a collection and delivery service.

First stop was Itchingfield, Surrey where we delivered Mr Shappard’s Riley RME back to him at his beautiful home.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”3836,3837,3838,3839,3840,3842,3843,3845″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaiYs7ugaEM” title=”Riley RME now back home safe and sound in Surrey”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It was off to Sissinghurst next, approximately 65 miles up the road. We had arranged to visit the guys at Vas Vehicle Solutions (VVS) to take a look at a 1966 Series 1 Jaguar E-Type. It was the first time we had met Mark and the guys there at VVS, they were all really great guys and we were absolutely amazed by the collection they had.

The E-Type was locked away in a compound up the road, we knew this already. It was easier for us to meet elsewhere and then we could follow them to the E-Type but for some reason we found ourselves hanging around at the meeting point for a little bit longer…[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”3846,3847,3848,3849,3850,3852,3853,3854,3856,3857,3858,3859,3860,3861,3862,3863,3864,3866,3867,3868,3869,3870,3871,3872″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Our 1966 Jaguar Series 1 E-Type was tucked away in a barn a couple of miles up the road so after admiring the wonderful supercars on show it was time to go and see her…[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”3873,3874,3875,3876,3877,3878,3879,3880,3881,3882,3883,3884,3885,3886,3887,3888,3889,3890,3891,3892,3893″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Once we had her loaded up, we said our goodbyes to Mark and we were back on the road, this time, to Biddenden.

We weren’t travelling too far this time as Biddenden is only 6 miles up the road from Sissinghurst.

Through all the twisty turn roads we soon reached our third (technically forth) destination to collect a 1999 Jaguar XJR Supercharged that will be coming back to the Bridge Classic Cars workshops in Ipswich.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”3894,3895,3896″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Off we went for our final collection of the day before we set off again, down the A12 back to Bridge Classic Cars HQ.

Our next stop, Basildon and a 1990 Jaguar XJS convertible.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”3897,3899,3901,3902,3903,3905″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”Auto Italia – Italian Car Day – Brooklands Museum – 30th April 2016″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Throughout the day we kept seeing collections of classic and modern supercars, first thing in the morning we met the guys from Sudbury in the service station on the A12 in their stunning Lamborghini, a collection of Maserati’s and Lamborghini’s in the services further up, then the amazing collection of classic Ferrari’s parked up having a drink in a local village we drove through.

We realised it was Auto Italia at Brookline’s Museum…and here we were driving through the village with an E-Type, an XJR Supercharged followed by an XJS convertible.

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