We recently welcomed our 2001 Jaguar XKR back into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.
While it was here, Brian made some repairs to the carpet and the roof system was looked at. To do this, several components had to be removed from the car.
When Brian was done, Jonn hoovered out the car before refitting the seats. He then reconnected and tested the seat operation. The roof system was topped up with hydraulic fluid before Jonn ran the roof through the full sequence again.
After wiping over the car, Jonn noticed that the airbag light was flashing. When Jonn tried to clear the code, he was unsuccessful. The code was B2291 – passenger seat occupancy sensor. The connections under the seat were checked but the code would still not clear.
As a result, more investigative work will be required.
Last night, we welcomed a whole host of local bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts along to our Suffolk HQ for the first Bridge Classic Cars Bike Meet.
Everything from Sports bikes, Tourers and Choppers lined our yard hidden deep in the Suffolk countryside.
Throughout the evening, more and more two-wheeled friends of ours came through our gates to take a look around, grab something to eat, a drink from the Atelier and enter to win our 1997 Yamaha Virago which was going to be drawn that night.
We also had new friends of ours, English Electric Motor Company, come along to show off their range of EV bikes and talk to people inside the community with a really good reception to a new way of getting out and about on a motorcycle.
With the evening in full swing, it was time to do not just one live draw, but three!
Last night we were going to find the lucky winners for our 2017 Ford Mustang, 2001 Jaguar XKR and someone in the Atelier would be the proud new owner of our 1997 Yamaha Virago completely for free.
First up, we found out who the lucky winner of our 2001 Jaguar XKR was – As the numbers on our Random Number Generator whirred away, they fell still on number 2156. Simon Bland was the lucky winner of this modern performance Jaguar.
Then, it was the turn of the 2017 Ford Mustang. After everything had been reset and the all-clear was given by all those watching along on our Facebook live stream, Molly clicked the button to make someones day. That person, was Anthony Hill with ticket number 2978.
Then finally, what everyone who lined the sides of our Atelier building and along our yard outside of our restoration workshop had waited for. The draw for our 1997 Yamaha Virago, our first totally free competition, which to win you just simply had to attend… As the crowd counted down with Molly and Freddie, the numbers flew past the screen again. Out of the 64 entries, the numbers stopped on 17. That number, belonged to Toby Mills – The proud new owner of our Yamaha Virago.
Thank you to everyone who came along, the wonderful Porky’s who did the catering and everyone who entered to win a dream classic! We look forward to welcoming everyone back at our next event.
Watch the live draw here:
Our 2001 Jaguar XKR has been in the hands of classic car technician Jonn as he has begun inspecting the vehicle ready for it to eventually go live on Bridge Classic Cars Competitions very soon.
During his investigation, Jonn tested the air con which he found to be working fine. He also found that there was a broken wire inside the loom which meant the boot release button was not working as it should. After Jonn had repaired this, everything was back working again.
The bezels that go around the centre gauges were reattached before Jonn turned his attention to the front seats. The driver’s seat module was found loose under the seat so needed to be reattached to the seat frame.
This was slightly better than the passenger side module which was missing completely. Jonn also needed to untwist the nearside front seatbelt at the reel behind the panel.
Today, we saw the arrival of our 2001 Jaguar XKR which will soon be available to win through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.
As it has just arrived with us, it will now go through an inspection and assessment with our team of classic car technicians but, from first impressions, things are looking good already!