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Drive it Day 2024

Another year of Drive It Day, another brilliant turnout. Unlike last year, the weather remained dry and bright. There was a massive variety of cars

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Riley Spring Event

The Riley Cars Archive Heritage Trust are holding their Spring Event at the Coventry Canal Basin on Saturday 13th April 2024 to display a selection

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A Successful Bike Meet

Last night, we hosted our second Bike Meet, and it was a great success. With delicious food from Prestige Bars & Catering, relaxing music, and

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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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Drive it Day 2024

Another year of Drive It Day, another brilliant turnout. Unlike last year, the weather remained dry and bright. There was a massive variety of cars spanning the eras, from pre-war to more modern fast Fords. We were delighted to welcome the Lowestoft Car Club as well as members from many other local classic car clubs. Some of our guests travelled great distances to be with us, including a 1960s Aston Martin which was an absolute show stopper, this was driven all the way from Clapham.

Prestige Catering returned and provided a tasty array of Mediterranean food which went down well. Lots of guests were kind enough to donate towards the fundraising efforts for NSPCC, this is what this event is all about. All in all it was a lovely day.

MG Owners Club Takeover

On Thursday 11th April it was a beautiful evening for the MG Owners Club to takeover our Atelier for their own exclusive event. The warm weather and late sunset marked the start of summer feelings and a fleet of classic MGs arrived early evening.

Some of the guests in attendance were familiar faces however there were lots of new people experiencing Bridge Classic Cars for the first time. Rio expertly parked them outside and managed to capture some brilliant footage of all the cars which can be seen on our YouTube channel and Lily was behind the bar and responsible for the workshop tour. There were lots of current projects visible for the MGOC to see and learn about.

The current bar was a temporary fix ahead of our relocation to our exciting new events premises next door, all of the guests on the evening have promised to return once we are up and running. All in all it was a great evening.

Riley Spring Event

The Riley Cars Archive Heritage Trust are holding their Spring Event at the Coventry Canal Basin on Saturday 13th April 2024 to display a selection of Riley cars. Bridge Classic Cars are proud to be presenting our 1905 Riley 9hp alongside a fine display of other Riley vehicles.

You will be able to visit The Riley Archive at unit 8 and view the replica of the first Riley car designed and built in 1898. Also on display is a 1903 Riley Cycle which is believed to be one of only 2 left in existence.There are also books, manuals, magazines, and photographs to browse through as well as Riley memorabilia and trophies.

Car enthusiasts and owners, as well as the general public, are welcomed free of charge and Riley car owners are invited to apply to exhibit their vehicles although spaces will be limited.

Networking At Bridge Classic Cars

This morning, we hosted our first Networking event at Bridge Classic Cars.

Despite the rain, and it being the first day back at work after a long weekend, we welcomed a group of local professionals into The Atelier and lots of new connections were made.

While they were here, attendees enjoyed a coffee, some biscuits, a tour of the workshop (including our brand new event space which is due to open very soon), and a powerful talk from Lorna Goodwin from the RSPCA. Lorna discussed the charity’s fundraising goals and important work helping thousands of animals in need.

It was great to see so many people here at Bridge Classic Cars, networking and making new connections. We like to do our bit in supporting local businesses and we hope this was successful in doing just that.

Thank you to everyone who came along and we hope to see you all again very soon.

Our first Autojumble

We had a lovely morning on Sunday at our very first Autojumble, the morning dawn bright but very cold. We were delighted to see half a dozen stall holders come along to display and also to welcome lots of you to our Atelier. The hot drinks were flowing and it was delightful to see some new and familliar faces.

We also welcomed a few new members to the team this weekend, it is lovely to have them on board. Rio was resident photographer for the morning and snapped some great shots.

A Successful Bike Meet

Last night, we hosted our second Bike Meet, and it was a great success.

With delicious food from Prestige Bars & Catering, relaxing music, and a whole lot of motorbikes to admire – plenty was going on to keep everyone entertained.

As well as enjoying the event, everyone in attendance got to see the live draw of our 2004 BMW R1150 where we found lucky winner, Andrew White.

The whole Bridge Classic Cars team had a great night and we are extremely grateful to everyone who attended. We hope to see you all again at our next event.

SCC | Private Members Visit

We recently welcomed the SCC | Private Members Club into The Atelier at Bridge Classic Cars.

While they were here, they had a look at all of our current restoration projects as well as spending a bit of time admiring each other’s cars too.

They arrived in an impressive fleet of supercars and it was great to see them all. We hope to see them again soon.


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.

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.

Bridge Classic Cars At The NEC – The Classic Motor Show

This weekend, The Classic Motor Show was held at the NEC in Birmingham. Bridge Classic Cars were lucky enough to be in attendance and we loved spending time with fellow classic car enthusiasts.

If you have never been to The Classic Motor Show before, it is a place where anyone with even the smallest of interests in classic vehicles can find something to catch their eye. From car clubs to tool kits and even the odd celebrity or two, the show is a hub for the classic car community.

Throughout our time at the show, we got to meet some old friends and made some new ones too!

Who Was There?

Members of the Jensen Owners Club were extremely welcoming and we spent some time talking to them about our love of Jensens. We were particularly drawn to a 1960 Jensen 541R that was being displayed on their stand. This impressive-looking car has paint and interior work that is 35 years old yet still looks as good as new. We were even told that no one has sat on the actual seats in the car as seat covers have always been used!

The Rover P6 Club had a range of P6s available to look at including ‘Joseph’ the multi-coloured, award-winning P6 owned by Clive who runs M H Annable & Son. Clive has worked on P6s for more than 40 years and is now a key member of the P6 club.

Having a chat with members of The Mercedes-Benz Club was good fun and we loved seeing all of the beautiful Mercedes vehicles they had on show. We were particularly impressed by the members-only cafe where members of the Mercedes-Benz club could enjoy a hot drink and snacks away from the busy main show area.

One of the most popular areas of this year’s Classic Motor Show was the stand occupied by The Smallest Cog. This is the restoration company (and soon-to-be classic racing team) owned by Richard Hammond. The highlight of the exhibit was Richard’s 1972 MGB GT. This was the last car he ever drove on Top Gear and is the car that his team will be racing in the near future. As well as his current projects, some of Richard’s iconic cars from his TV shows were on display too – any Top Gear fan will know the Opel Kadett known as ‘Oliver’!

The Classic Motor Show 2023 – A Great Show And We Will Be Back

We all had a fantastic time at The Classic Motor Show 2023 and we will certainly be back again next year. Seeing such a wide variety of classic vehicles, speaking to so many classic car enthusiasts, and experiencing the excitement of the event is something we definitely want to do again.

As you can see from the photos below, there was a lot to explore at this year’s show and we can’t wait to return next year!