Lily Griffiths

Events, marketing and business relations executive

Coffee & Classics

Come join us on the second Tuesday of every month 9.30 am-11.30 am for a coffee and a catch-up. Have a sneak peek inside our

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Coffee & Classics

Come join us on the second Tuesday of every month 9.30 am-11.30 am for a coffee and a catch-up. Have a sneak peek inside our

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Coffee & Classics

Come join us on the second Tuesday of every month 9.30 am-11.30 am for a coffee and a catch-up. Have a sneak peek inside our

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Coffee & Classics

Come join us on the second Tuesday of every month 9.30 am-11.30 am for a coffee and a catch-up. Have a sneak peek inside our

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Ipswich to Felixstowe Rally

Starting at Christchurch Park in Ipswich before travelling to Felixstowe Seafront, the rally is organised by the Ipswich Transport Museum and has been an annual event for

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The Mince Pie Drive

On 1st December 2023, we set off on a festive adventure across the Suffolk countryside – our first-ever Mince Pie Drive. The day dawned bright

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Festive Car Show

What a way to end a year of fantastic events at Bridge Classic Cars! Despite the cold and wet weather, festive spirits were not dampened.

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SVEC Takeover

On Thursday 18th July, the Suffolk Vehicle Enthusiast Club will be coming to see us in The Atelier at Bridge Classic Cars. On the day, there will

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Twinwood 2024

Lily will be heading to Twinwood again this August in what is the highlight of her calendar year. Every year thousands flock to the site

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Coffee & Classics

Come join us on the second Tuesday of every month 9.30 am-11.30 am for a coffee and a catch-up. Have a sneak peek inside our

Read More »

Coffee & Classics

Come join us on the second Tuesday of every month 9.30 am-11.30 am for a coffee and a catch-up. Have a sneak peek inside our

Read More »

Bike Meet

Following the success of our inaugural Bike Meet back in September we look forward to opening our doors again to bikers and motorcycle fans alike!

Read More »

Classic Car Boot

An event where vintage car owners come together to display their classic automobiles, offer vintage clothing, accessories and antiques as well as an autojumble, and

Read More »

Citroen Car Club

On Friday 3rd May, the Citroen Classic Car will be coming to see us in The Atelier at Bridge Classic Cars. On the day, there will be

Read More »

Coffee & Classics

Come join us on the second Tuesday of every month 9.30 am-11.30 am for a coffee and a catch-up. Have a sneak peek inside our

Read More »

Suffolk Show 2024

The Bridge Classics Car team are looking forward to attending the Suffolk Show once again in 2024. It is a great opportunity for us to

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Bike Meet

Following the success of our inaugural Bike Meet back in September we look forward to opening our doors again to bikers and motorcycle fans alike!

Read More »

Coffee & Classics

Come join us on the second Tuesday of every month 9.30 am-11.30 am for a coffee and a catch-up. Have a sneak peek inside our

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The Classic Car Show at Culford

We are very excited to be returning to The Classic Car Show at Culford in 2024 after the enjoyment we experienced last year. The highlights from 2023 can be found here. The team will be on a stand once more and will be on hand to chat to you about our current projects as well as our competition cars. We will also be wandering around the show so if you see us, do say hello.

For more details on how to get tickets, head to the event website

Coffee & Classics

Come join us on the second Tuesday of every month 9.30 am-11.30 am for a coffee and a catch-up.

Have a sneak peek inside our workshop to see our projects this week, bring your classic along and meet with like-minded individuals. The Atelier bar will be open for refreshments.

Coffee & Classics

Come join us on the second Tuesday of every month 9.30 am-11.30 am for a coffee and a catch-up.

Have a sneak peek inside our workshop to see our projects this week, bring your classic along and meet with like-minded individuals. The Atelier bar will be open for refreshments.

Coffee & Classics

Come join us on the second Tuesday of every month 9.30 am-11.30 am for a coffee and a catch-up.

Have a sneak peek inside our workshop to see our projects this week, bring your classic along and meet with like-minded individuals. The Atelier bar will be open for refreshments.

Coffee & Classics

Come join us on the second Tuesday of every month 9.30 am-11.30 am for a coffee and a catch-up.

Have a sneak peek inside our workshop to see our projects this week, bring your classic along and meet with like-minded individuals. The Atelier bar will be open for refreshments.

Super Car Club Takeover

We look forward to welcoming the Super Car Club into the Atelier for a car club takeover! The club will arrive in their super cars and be treated to a workshop tour whilst they enjoy a coffee.

This is a private event.

NEC Classic Motor Show

The NEC Classic Motor Show is one of the biggest events within the automotive industry. Spanning a huge expanse of space at the NEC in Birmingham there is something for every car and vehicle lover. There are interactive experiences available, cars from every walk of life as well as quirky vehicles and merchandise.

The team at Bridge Classic Cars have been going annually for sometime and we cannot wait to attend once more in 2024. Take a look at what we got up to last time. Keep an eye out for us and say hello!

Networking at Venue 16

Lily & Rob are excited to be heading to Venue 16 in Ipswich for a networking event. They look forward to meeting other people working in the local area with the hopes of possible future collaborations.

Ipswich to Felixstowe Rally

Starting at Christchurch Park in Ipswich before travelling to Felixstowe Seafront, the rally is organised by the Ipswich Transport Museum and has been an annual event for many years and is always extremely well attended.

The Bridge Classic Car’s team can’t wait to go to Christchurch Park and meet this years participants to learn more about their cars.

New Year’s Car Meet

Thank you to all of you who turned out to attend our New Year’s Car Meet on Sunday, it was a cold but dry morning and we were astounded by the variation in cars. We had nearly 200 visitors with a variety of cars, some over a century old to modern daily drivers.


The Atelier Bar was open for hot drinks and pastries and we offered bacon sandwiches with delicious bacon from E W Revett & Sons Butchers, based just down the road in Wickham Market, and fresh bread from our friends at The Bakehouse Bakery Woodbridge.


Events like this display the comradery amongst the local classic car community with people swapping stories and advice about their experience with classic and modern cars.

Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto

On Saturday 16th December, I headed off to our capital city to take in the festive sights and Christmas lights. Whilst in London I paid a visit to my favourite museum, the V&A in Kensington. Filled to the brim with different cultures, art and antiquities, the whole place is a feast for your eyes and your mind. In addition to their regular exhibits the Victoria and Albert museum often play host to temporary installations. Though these vary widely, a fond favourite seems to be the ones that relate to fashion, including this one about Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel.

Chanel at the V&A

The current exhibition, Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto, is an excellent example of this. The collection is expansive and documents the rise of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel right from the start. Each item of clothing is beautifully displayed in order for you to see the attention to detail applied within the construction of each garment. Every sequin glints and every pristine hem is preserved to perfection. The accompanying copy with each item is informative and well presented, I enjoyed myself immensely.

A Brief Biography

Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel was born in Saumur, France in 1883. She had an impoverished start but managed to make a name for herself. By the early 20th century she had become well established within the industry. She was best known in the early days for her millinery and tailored garments befitting of the era. Moving into the 1920’s she began creating trendsetting silhouettes that challenged societal norms and did away with the constraints of fashions from decades past. Her clothing adorned with glistening beads and eye-catching sequins displayed risque hemlines and plunging backs. She created jewellery which blended precious stones into costume-style settings, allowing the rich to flaunt their adornments whilst leaving the real heirlooms at home. Chanel was also known for her cosmetics and fragrances, with much of her iconic branding remaining unchanged even now. I made sure I was wearing Chanel No. 5 for my trip!

The Ford of the Fashion World

Coco Chanel became synonymous with the Little Black Dress. In 1926 American Vogue even described it as being the Ford of the fashion world meaning it was an accessible style to all. Chanel’s style was distinctive and classic whilst still challenging the designers that preceded her. She became a celebrity in her own right and even made it fashionable to catch a suntan for the first time ever!

Gabrielle Chanel: Code Name ‘Westminster’

In 1939 the outbreak of war meant that Chanel had to close her couture house, at this point she remained in Nazi-German occupied France. She was seen to be having relations with Gunther Von Dinklage, a Nazi officer. Her relationship, coupled with her friendship with Winston Churchill, earned her the code name ‘Westminster.’ After the war she was interrogated over her involvement but was never charged however, this affiliation cast a shadow over the Chanel brand that remains even to this day.

At An End

After the war, Chanel moved to Switzerland and didn’t return to Paris until the 1950’s. On her return she once more began to create iconic, luxury clothing and accessories. Many of her designs during this era can still be frequently seen inspiring contemporary fashion. Her tailoring and bag designs are timeless. She continued designing until her death in 1971 aged 87. The Chanel brand remains prevalent and influential to this day.

Lily & Molly’s 2023 Gift Guide

We are here to help you with gift inspiration for the car lover in your life. We have gift suggestions for every budget including some from Bridge Classic Cars ourselves!

🎁 A replica, model size version of their current or dream car. Oxford Diecast has a great selection on their website.

🎁 Bridge Classic Car gift vouchers, they can be used against anything on our website. Click here to buy them. Imagine if the recipient of the gift voucher went on to win a classic car!

🎁 We have a great selection of apparel for the car lover in your life, a variety of great quality t-shirts as well as some very smart Harrington jackets. Shop the full range here

🎁 A photoshoot of their car, we can offer these on request at Bridge Classic Cars or there are automotive photography specialists located up and down the country. Try your local car clubs for advice on the best quality and value photographers.

🎁We spoke to our valeter, Colin, who recommended “wax infused wash soap” as an essential stocking filler for the car enthusiast in your life.

We’d love to hear from you if you have any ideas to add to our list!

The Mince Pie Drive


On 1st December 2023, we set off on a festive adventure across the Suffolk countryside – our first-ever Mince Pie Drive. The day dawned bright but extremely cold and icy. We decided to still venture out, albeit with a smaller convoy than first planned. The Bridge Classic Cars team wrapped up warm and headed out (special mention goes to our friends Garry Catchpole and Derek Rush for joining us).

The idea behind our Mince Pie Drive was to take classic cars to several local residential care homes to bring nostalgia and festive cheer to the residents and staff. There were mince pies, kindly provided by The Bakehouse Bakery Woodbridge, and carol singing from Molly and me (sorry about that folks!)

We went first to Highlands in Woodbridge before making our way to Bucklesham Grange Care Home, where we were greeted by the lovely Amanda-Jane Frank, who introduced us to the residents. Several came out to have a look at our cars, with Derek’s BMW proving to be a favourite here. Luke Deal from BBC Suffolk came along to chat with us and see what we were up to. You can listen to that interview here.


Next, we headed to Glebe House in Hollesley. The residents were just having their lunch, and talk about a meal with a view! The mince pies were a very welcome dessert! Lastly, whilst chasing the last hour of daylight, we popped to our neighbours at Lehmann House in Wickham Market.

We are so humbled by all the lovely residents and incredible care workers we met on our Mince Pie Drive. It was so wholesome to be able to remind them of yesteryear by bringing along a spectrum of cars. There really was something for everyone.

We can’t wait to do more events like this in future.

Festive Car Show

What a way to end a year of fantastic events at Bridge Classic Cars! Despite the cold and wet weather, festive spirits were not dampened. The turn out was great with lots of you coming along for food and drink. Our Molly kept us entertained with vintage tunes and Christmas classics with The Three Chordettes singing throughout the day.

Some brave souls ventured out with their classics which was great to see and it was lovely to speak to so many of you as you warmed yourself with coffee and mulled wine.

This event just about wraps up our events for the year, we have got lots planned for 2024 and we can’t wait to see you there.

And it was one of the first outings for our newly branded Bridge Classic Cars Defender. A perfect advertising board parked up outside our gates.

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2023

This weekend Gordon was delighted to attend the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run once more, the spectacle never failing to make an impression on him.

This annual event, steeped in history, has been running almost consistently since its conception in 1896. First billed as ‘The Emancipation Run’ it was created by Harry Lawson, of The Motor Car Club, in the wake of some law changes that made a car run possible. With sabbaticals caused by war and fuel rationing few and far between, the event has remained a familiar fixture in the calendar for well over 100 years. The run itself has seen various reinventions over the years with the route changing as well as the mileage increasing. Regulations such as the implementation of speed limits have also had their influence.

Gordon started his weekend with a lovely meal in the Dilsk Restaurant followed by a stay in Drakes Hotel in Brighton. After a well deserved lay in, the day dawned bright and sunny. They headed over the road to see a spectrum of beautiful pre-1905 cars and bikes. The variety was tremendous including those powered by petrol, steam and electric!

Vehicles of all shapes and sizes made their way across the Brighton finish line after a far journey from London and by 4.30pm it was time for the whistle to be blown and to go in search of a nice glass of something.

Take a look at the gallery to see some of Gordon’s discoveries.

SVEC Takeover

On Thursday 18th July, the Suffolk Vehicle Enthusiast Club will be coming to see us in The Atelier at Bridge Classic Cars.

On the day, there will be tea and coffee available from our licensed bar.

While here, the club will also have an exclusive tour of the workshop as well as spending lots of time admiring the iconic cars that will be in attendance.

Sunset Classic Car & Bike Meet

Highlights of our previous Sunset Classic Car & Bike Meet can be seen here.

As the summer draws to a close Bridge Classic Cars is thrilled to invite you to our Sunset Classic Car & Bike Meet on Thursday, 5th September 2024.

The evening promises to be a relaxing and ambient environment where you can share your passion for classic vehicles with other like-minded enthusiasts. Meeting at sunset will create a stunning and picturesque backdrop that highlights the beauty of your classics.



Starting at 7 pm and taking place at The Atelier at Bridge Classic Cars, you will be able to enjoy food, drink, and music to help bring your day to a chilled conclusion.

Whether you are a classic car owner, or simply an admirer of automotive artistry, our Sunset Classic Car & Bike Meet will have something for everyone. With plenty of opportunities to capture memorable moments against the backdrop of the setting sun, swap tips and advice with fellow enthusiasts, or simply admire the craftsmanship that has gone into each and every classic vehicle.

The Atelier bar will be open for drinks, and food will be available to make sure you have everything you need for an evening of automotive appreciation.

We would love it if you can join us in celebrating the timeless beauty of classic vehicles as the sun goes down over the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

Attendance is completely FREE but please RSVP below to let us know you will be joining us.

Twinwood 2024

Lily will be heading to Twinwood again this August in what is the highlight of her calendar year. Every year thousands flock to the site of the Glenn Miller Museum for an entire long weekend of music, dancing, shopping and fun.

The best part of the weekend is dressing up and seeing the incredible outfits put together by others. The festival sees styles from the 20s through to the 70s, featuring both true vintage and reproduction brands. This complements the spectrum of music displayed at all the venues and stages throughout the event.

There is the option to add to your collection from many stalls selling clothes, accessories and homeware. If you’ve spent all your spending money, there are educational elements too, you can take a look around the many museums on site. Learn about Glenn Miller’s connection with Twinwood, take a look at militaria from the first and second world wars, or even take a wander around Britain’s only wartime Fire Service museum.

Once you’ve done all that, it’s time to hit the dance floor for a bit of Lindy Hop or a stroll! Don’t know how? Not to worry, there are lots of dance classes over the weekend to teach you.

Festival of Classic & Sports Cars

Held in association with the Suffolk Vehicle Enthusiasts Club (SVEC), the Festival of Classic & Sports Cars features vehicles from a wide range of eras. More than 1000 vehicles attended the 2023 festival in spite of torrential rain! You can be sure you will be able to find something for everyone.

The show takes place against the backdrop of Helmingham Hall and its surrounding moat making for a stunning location for some truly beautiful cars.

In addition to the eye-catching vehicles on display, there are plenty of activities for all the family including children’s activities, fairground stalls, over 40 craft and trade stalls, main ring entertainment, birds of prey and much more!

A variety of food and drink will be available and there will be multiple forms of entertainment to keep you amused.

There is also the opportunity to transport yourself back to the era your car was made by dressing in the fashion of the time. Competitions for best dressed will be going on throughout the festival so you can be rewarded for making the effort.

Coffee & Classics

Come join us on the second Tuesday of every month 9.30 am-11.30 am for a coffee and a catch-up.

Have a sneak peek inside our workshop to see our projects this week, bring your classic along and meet with like-minded individuals. The Atelier bar will be open for refreshments.

Coffee & Classics

Come join us on the second Tuesday of every month 9.30 am-11.30 am for a coffee and a catch-up.

Have a sneak peek inside our workshop to see our projects this week, bring your classic along and meet with like-minded individuals. The Atelier bar will be open for refreshments.

Bike Meet

Following the success of our inaugural Bike Meet back in September we look forward to opening our doors again to bikers and motorcycle fans alike! We plan to hold a special bike night every other month to allow you to catch up for a drink, enjoy some food and take in some chilled music.

From 7pm until 9pm we will be serving food and drink and allowing you to have a look at what we are up to in the workshop.

Free admission, register to let us know you’re coming!

Classic Car Boot

An event where vintage car owners come together to display their classic automobiles, offer vintage clothing, accessories and antiques as well as an autojumble, and celebrate their shared passion for classic vehicles. This event is a classic car show that meets thrifting.

The main attraction of our classic car boot sale is, of course, the classic cars themselves. Owners can bring their carefully preserved, restored, or customised vintage vehicles to showcase to the public. You can expect to see a wide variety of classic cars, sports cars and maybe even the odd bike!

In addition to the cars, there will be clothing, homeware vintage car parts, accessories, and memorabilia for sale. This can include items like classic car badges, vintage hubcaps, automotive literature, and spare parts for various makes and models.

Entrance is FREE for buyers, register below. To bring along goods to sell, it is £8 per pitch. Pre-buying your pitch to guarantee your space is advised.

Sunset Classic Car & Bike Meet

Highlights of our previous Sunset Classic Car & Bike Meet can be seen here.

Bridge Classic Cars is thrilled to invite you to our Sunset Classic Car & Bike Meet on Thursday, 20th June 2024 to celebrate the summer solstice.

The evening promises to be a relaxing and ambient environment where you can share your passion for classic vehicles with other like-minded enthusiasts. Meeting at sunset will create a stunning and picturesque backdrop that highlights the beauty of your classics.



Starting at 7 pm and taking place at The Atelier at Bridge Classic Cars, you will be able to enjoy food, drink, and music to help bring your day to a chilled conclusion.

Whether you are a classic car owner, or simply an admirer of automotive artistry, our Sunset Classic Car & Bike Meet will have something for everyone. With plenty of opportunities to capture memorable moments against the backdrop of the setting sun, swap tips and advice with fellow enthusiasts, or simply admire the craftsmanship that has gone into each and every classic vehicle.

The Atelier bar will be open for drinks, and food will be available to make sure you have everything you need for an evening of automotive appreciation.

We would love it if you can join us in celebrating the timeless beauty of classic vehicles as the sun goes down over the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

Attendance is completely FREE but please RSVP below to let us know you will be joining us.

Cars by the Coast

Join us as we take a tour down country lanes all the way to the sea!

We will be stopping for fish and chips and maybe an ice cream or two. It’s a great opportunity for photos against the backdrop of our famous coast.

We will start off at our Pettistree headquarters in The Atelier for a coffee and then head off in convoy to Aldeburgh seafront at 12 pm.

Register now to come along!

Citroen Car Club

On Friday 3rd May, the Citroen Classic Car will be coming to see us in The Atelier at Bridge Classic Cars.

On the day, there will be tea and coffee available from our licensed bar.

While here, the club will also have an exclusive tour of the workshop as well as spending lots of time admiring the iconic cars that will be in attendance.

Coffee & Classics

Come join us on the second Tuesday of every month 9.30 am-11.30 am for a coffee and a catch-up.

Have a sneak peek inside our workshop to see our projects this week, bring your classic along and meet with like-minded individuals. The Atelier bar will be open for refreshments.

Suffolk Show 2024

The Bridge Classics Car team are looking forward to attending the Suffolk Show once again in 2024. It is a great opportunity for us to talk to other local businesses and see what it is we do so well in Suffolk. It is exciting to sample county produced products and discuss the potential of collaborating in future. Lily can’t wait to see the animals again this year and catch up with our friends on the East Anglian Air Ambulance stand.

Bike Meet

Following the success of our inaugural Bike Meet back in September we look forward to opening our doors again to bikers and motorcycle fans alike! We plan to hold a special bike night every other month to allow you to catch up for a drink, enjoy some food and take in some chilled music.

From 7pm until 9pm we will be serving food and drink and allowing you to have a look at what we are up to in the workshop.

Free admission, register to let us know you’re coming!

Coffee & Classics

Come join us on the second Tuesday of every month 9.30 am-11.30 am for a coffee and a catch-up.

Have a sneak peek inside our workshop to see our projects this week, bring your classic along and meet with like-minded individuals. The Atelier bar will be open for refreshments.