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January 18th 2014

Can You Name That Car?

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From the Web, Gary Kiernan came up the correct answer, it is a Bristol 400. Mere minutes later Robert Carlile's e-mail arrived with the same answer. On our Facebook Site there were guesses over the afternoon that zeroed in on the correct answer between Matthew Giesbrect, Danylo Loki and Greg Foard.

After the Great War, the Bristol Aeroplane Company, as a way to keep in business, started building the Bristol Monocar. They also built car bodies for Armstrong Siddley and bus bodies for Bristol Tramways. They were better prepared at the end of the Second World War with licences to build BMW models and the BMW 328 engine. The 400 was the first of these built between 1946 and 1950.

In 1949 the 401 started production. It, along with the 403, were similarly styled. You may ask,"Where was the 402?". The 402 was a very short production run of convertibles, again using the same styling. Styling changed with the 404.

The car pictured here was a local car (Rosemont, Ontario) I found at Orangeville's Autofest, in May of 2012. It was listed for sale on ClassicCarsForSale.co.uk. Anyone know any more about this car?

Now, back to our new guess that car! This one never came to Canada let alone Ontario. And it is a bit more obscure. It never made it to any kind of production status, but was one of a long line of prototypes sparked from an early WW2 development program that continued to the mid 60s.

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Our Mystery Car

E-mail me your answers to bsccocwebguy@hotmail.com

Cheers!

DW


Working Truck

One week until cars hit the track for the 2014 Rolex 24 (January 25 - 26) at Daytona. Forty-eight years ago, this is how teams got their tires for the endurance event.

My thanks to Ken Graham for this!


How To Sell a Metropolitan

Whe was the last time you watched a film strip? High School? Business in the 70s? Well you can watch one now! Here are the selling features of the Nash Metropolitan.

Again, my thanks to Ken Graham for this!


Morris Minor For Sale

Here is a Minor for you, a 1950 Morris Minor Tourer. Excellent shape with period performance parts

http://hamilton.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-classic-cars-Unique-1950-Morris-Minor-Convertible-Tourer-W0QQAdIdZ559161754


South Pacific Seat Count

14 Seats Sold, 20 available

Sunday June 8th at the Huron Country Playhouse
Grand Bend ON
Contact Tony Hughes at xj-sv121989@rogers.com

Check out:
Bristol Aeroplane Company
Bristol 400
Bristol 401
Bristol 403
Bristol 404
ClassicCarsForSale.co.uk
2014 Rolex 24
Inside Story of the Metropolitan

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David E. Wood
bsccocwebguy@hotmail.com
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