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#1 lyntonh

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 04:53

I went down the road this morning for a cup of coffee, & found all these Bristols....cars, I mean.

The Bristol Owners Club Australia is holding its National Rally here in South Australia at present,
& called through Strathalbyn for a few hours this morning Anzac Day.

I took a few pictures with my phone.

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#2 packapoo

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 05:25

That was a find!
Would've been great to have been there and seen.



(Have to admit on seeing the topic I thought 'hooters' but now I'm getting OT :blush: ).

#3 Ray Bell

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 05:31

A bit of everything there...

402s, 403s, some later Chrysler-engined Bristols, a rare Brustang and a Lancia Bristol.

A famous racing identity you would know, Lynton, David Mawer once had a 403 like those red ones. I was lucky enough to take it for a drive one night, but it was later sacrificed to the alter of Ralts and helped Dave purchase and run the Formula Brabham/Holden car for a while.

I do like those convertibles!

And Strathalbyn is a nice spot, isn't it?

OT? I don't know... Strathalbyn is where Hoot Gibson started his racing career... in the late twenties...

#4 ensign14

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 07:22

Not quite what I expected. :p

#5 RCH

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 07:37

Just reminded me of an NEC Classic Car show some years ago. At these events a fairly well endowed young lady wearing a press badge would come up to my model car stand and ask "Got any Lancias?" or "Got any Peugeots?", the manufacturer would vary she was presumably finding information for other people since she never bought anything. well you are all ahead of me but I could not keep a straight face when she asked in all, seeming, innocence "Got any Bristols?"

#6 Allan Lupton

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 07:42

What's that AC there for? Did someone put a Bristol motor in it?
(photo 2 for those whose period it isn't!)

#7 GMACKIE

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:01

What a gorgeous Auralia B10.

The AC looks OK to me.....more appropriate than the the car next to it.

Edited by GMACKIE, 25 April 2013 - 20:56.


#8 arttidesco

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:43

Thanks for sharing the pics :up:

a rare Brustang


A Bristol six cylinder in a Mustang ?

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:51

I went down the road this morning for a cup of coffee, & found all these Bristols....cars, I mean.

The Bristol Owners Club Australia is holding its National Rally here in South Australia at present,
& called through Strathalbyn for a few hours this morning Anzac Day.

I took a few pictures with my phone.



I think that beautiful blue 402 is the one my dad and Wyndham Hewitt competed in the 1952 Aix en Provence rally and won their class, probably the only time Bristol's boulevard cruiser competed in anything.

Chris

Edited by cdrewett, 25 April 2013 - 09:00.


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:02

What's that AC there for? Did someone put a Bristol motor in it?
(photo 2 for those whose period it isn't!)


It's not really my period, but what a handsome car that AC is, and I like the Lancia as well. On the Bristols, the early ones are more attractive to me than their later efforts, was all the styling done in-house?

Edit, believe it or not I mis-spelled the two letter word AC, must learn to type more slowly.

Edited by kayemod, 25 April 2013 - 10:40.


#11 kayemod

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:05

A Bristol six cylinder in a Mustang ?


That would have required a bonnet-bulge of such a size that the driver would have had some difficulty peering around it.


#12 D-Type

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:21

I think the Mustang owner is simply driving by to see what a real classic car is!

#13 Ray Bell

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:32

Perhaps the AC did have a Bristol engine?

Some did, after all...

#14 Allan Lupton

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 13:15

Perhaps the AC did have a Bristol engine?

Some did, after all...

None of those did!
Can't remember when the first Ace-Bristol appeared, but I think it was 1956 and the 2 litre saloon production ended in 1957, all having AC engines.

#15 Ray Bell

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 13:38

I agree, I would have thought it unlikely...

But it's also true that some ACs did use Bristol engines and that a transplant would not be unheard of.

It does seem that this gathering Lynton has encountered was for more than just Bristols. Or it attracted owners of other cars who wanted to see the Bristols?

#16 lyntonh

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 21:13

I agree, I would have thought it unlikely...

But it's also true that some ACs did use Bristol engines and that a transplant would not be unheard of.

It does seem that this gathering Lynton has encountered was for more than just Bristols. Or it attracted owners of other cars who wanted to see the Bristols?



Nail on the head.

Strath is at the end of several nice winding roads to the back of the hills which encourage bikes & cars for a drive.

We get upwards of 50 motorbikes here every Sunday morning as they stop for coffee half way through their trip to & from Adelaide.

I reckon those couple that didn't fit were associates of the rally in their own off-topic cars, just along for the drive.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 00:57

Not quite what I expected. :p


Ah yes... I thought of Arthur Negus...

Spotted one of the cars in the vicinity of Mount Compass late in the day and smelt a rat but alas, dusk was approaching and it was too late to explore...

Lovely pictures, by the way, lyntonh. Thank you.

#18 scags

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:06

Looks like fun, but not too many wound up in the US.

#19 onelung

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:43

None of those did!
Can't remember when the first Ace-Bristol appeared, but I think it was 1956 and the 2 litre saloon production ended in 1957, all having AC engines.

Maybe we should leave Weller-nuff alone...? :rotfl:

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:36

I am the only one who took a look at the title of this thread and concluded that TNF was taking a turn for the even more exotic?