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A selection of cars - in no particular order - that currently carry the Bristol Hotrods badge.

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Reg Hucker's 1948 Austin Dorset

Reg's car is the rare two-door version of the Austin Devon, the Dorset. This one has a 3 inch roof chop, and is powered by a mildly tuned Rover V8 engine driving a Jag live axle through a 5-speed manual gearbox.

John Hall's 1949 Austin Devon

John's build goes way back to 1981, when for the princely sum of 80 pounds, he bought the 1949 Austin Devon after it had spent 15 years in a lock-up. Over the next ten 10 years, while renovating his house, having kids and building a garage, he spent about five years, on and off, to build the car, which has been on the road since 1991, yes 18 years!
The car has GRP flip front, made by Street Rod Developments (Steve Rains), moulded off John's own car, after an advertisement in a 1983 Street Rod & Machine magazine, for orders for "Devon Flip Fronts". The rear oversize fenders are also GRP, made by John - by producing the 'bucks' then moulds, then the finished wings.

Front clip is HA Viva with Magnum discs, modified with coil over shocks. Rear axle is MKII Jag. Engine at the time of the build was a 3.5 Rover with 390 Holley and headers, which ran a best time 16.4 ET. In 2002, in the quest for more power, John pushed the boat out and had a brand new modified 4.6 Rover V8 engine built to approximately 300 BHP - best time to date 13.4 ET.

Ade Wells' Oldsmobile

(now moved on to a new owner)

Here's Ade's 1961 Oldsmobile Super 88 - powered by a 396 cubic inch V8.
Ade has been into yanks since his first ride in a '66 Impala at the age of 14. Amongst other cars, he has owned several Pontiacs, two F100 pick ups, a Mustang and a Cadillac convertible. This Olds came over from Peterbrough way, and Ade is just attending to some wiring, and making new exhausts.

Duncan and Marg Boulton's Model 'A' Sedan

Here's Duncan and Marg Boulton's rod - a 1930 model 'A' sedan with custom mixed pearl green paint, and flamework by Neil Melliard. It has a Rover V8 engine with Viper Hurricane cam, Mallory ignition, Edelbrock manifold and Holley carb. A Borg Warner 65 auto transmission drives the coilover-mounted Volvo rear axle. Granada components make up the front end, with Budnik billet 20 & 17 inch wheels at each corner. The car was featured in Custom Car magazine in 2002.
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