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Tinkers Park Bus Rally
Service 152 at Rushlake Green, Tinkers Park Bus Rally 2019. Photo: Richard Maryan

Full steam ahead for Tinkers Park Bus Rally

With lockdown restrictions slowly easing it’s time to look forward to the rest of the summer and the events fortunate enough to go ahead. Tinkers Park Bus Rally and Model Railway Exhibition is set to take place on Sunday 8th August from 10am – 4.30pm. The event will feature a narrow gauge railway, traction engine trailer rides […]

B-52 Stratofortress / Tyrell Ford
Top: B-52 Stratofortress. Bottom: Tyrell Ford

2021 Anniversaries of a few aviation and auto achievements

Aviation Anniversaries 30 years ago 17th January 1991 was the first day of Operation ‘Desert Storm’ when a US, UK, French and other coalition forces led a defence force to remove Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait. U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers based in the US, flew a non-stop 35-hour, 14,000-mile round-trip mission to successfully […]

Top feft: Vincent 'Black Shadow' (credit Glen Bewley). Top right: DH Mosquito TT35. Bottom: Jaguar E types.

Aviation and Motoring restoration – the latest examples of iconic aircraft and vehicles – and the creation of new versions!

The world of restoration and rebuilds is HUGE and there are many examples of aircraft and vehicles that have been beautifully restored to their former glory. I’ve included just a few to whet your appetite: Aviation There are broadly three approaches to restoring an aircraft, the first is a restoration to full air worthiness standard […]

Bristol Fighter and Bristol V10s 'Fighter'
Left: Bristol Fighter. Right: Bristol V10s 'Fighter'.

Bristol Company builds up business in both aeroplanes, cars and commercial vehicles

The Bristol Aeroplane Company, formed in 1910, at Filton, was originally known as the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company. As one of the first British aviation companies, over 70 years, the company designed and manufactured airframes and aircraft engines. During WW1, it manufactured the well known Bristol Fighter, followed, in the 1930s’ by the Bristol […]