Bristol Noggin

The Bristol Noggin normally meets at the Civil Service Sports & Social Club, Filton Avenue, Bristol, BS7 0AT

The normal meeting day is the 4th Monday of each month and normally starts at 8 pm (2000)

Dave Peek is the Noggin Secretary who can be contacted at or 01249 783195

See the UK Noggins List page for details

Welcome to the Bristol area Noggin

I will be the first to acknowledge that not all Scimitar Owners and drivers, be it of a Sabre, Coupé, GTE, GTC, Small Sports or Middlebridge GTE, will want to go along to monthly Noggin meetings.

However, let me explain that through the Noggin we have far more to offer than just a monthly get together. A lot of RSSOC members do their own vehicle maintenance, repairs and refurbishments, so the Noggin is a great place to tap into the technical knowledge and the know-how of those in our area and all advice is freely given.

One event we always endeavour to support is the National Classics Drive It Day that effectively opens the Season in mid-April.

The shows and events that the Bristol Noggin plan to attend throughout the season are shown in the Events list below. The events list will be updated and published on this page when details of shows and events are know, so check this page regularly and frequently for updates.

I am sure there are many owners who are RSSOC members who, although they cannot or do not want to attend monthly meetings, would like to be kept up to date with news of local and regional shows, events and drives outs, so to be added to the contact list please contact Dave Peek with your name email address and phone number.

Please see the photos of and brief notes on members cars below.


This listing will be updated frequently so please check regularly

Events and shows that are shown on the RSSOC Events Calendar are not generally repeated on Noggin News pages
Events with (LN) donates Local Noggin Presence

30 April (LN) XM655 Vulcan private visit; be shown systems and a talk on its part in the Falkland war (about 3 to 4 hours visit). Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, CV35 9EU, near Stratford upon Avon. Limited to 30 so first come first allocated (contact Bristol Noggin Secretary). See photo below.

02 May (LN) Popham Wings and Wheels (contact the Hants/Solent Noggin Secretary)

15 May, South Wales Car Festival, Chepstow Racecourse

28-29 May (LN) Castle Combe Steam Fair (contact Bristol Noggin Secretary)

02-05 June, Vintage Nostalgia Festival, Stockton Park, BA12 0SQ

11/12th June (LN) Thruxton Historic (see the Thruxton Historic page for discount)

18-19 June (LN) Bath Festival of Motoring (contact Bristol Noggin Secretary)

02 July (LN) Drive out to Kemble Airport AV8 1030

09-10 July (LN) Powderham Castle (contact Devon Noggin Secretary)

17 July, Sherbourne Castle (contact Small Sports Registrar)

16-17 July, Market Lavington Vintage Meet (register on Line)

03-04 September (LN) RAF Brize Norton (provisional dates TBC)

24 September (LN) Autumn Classic Castle Combe (contact Bristol Noggin Secretary)

Also see the RSSOC Calendar page and the UK Noggins list page.

DP. GTC 1980 Chassis 342. Purchased 2008 followed by body-on restoration (but work on a Scimitar is never finished). Resprayed Mercedes Opel Fire Red. Pictured here on the 2021 International.

TR. SE6a StaR 1976 Ivory Beige. Purchased 1985. Full body-off restoration 2014 to 2021 but still finishing stuff. Club Concours Champion 2021.

AC. SE5a. Purchased 2010. Dual fuel; LPG and petrol. 5 Speed manual Type-9 gearbox.

NB. GTC 1980 Chassis 001. Purchased April 2019. Coming to the end of recommissioning/light renovation. Pictured here on the 2021 Aquae Sulis tour.


SL. 1974 SE5a. Running but on SORN, but hoping to MOT and sell to help fund restoration of my 1971 SE5 (see next photo).


SL. SE5 in mid-restoration and hopefully EV conversion.

BY. GTC 1980. Purchased October 2021. 2.8 Cologne, four-speed box overdrive. Celtic brown when new, when it was sold in 2010 it was described as Montana Brown. Tan velour with brown vinyl with fake wood trim (makes a change from the usual black plastic).

AM. SS1 1600 1985. Purchased in 2017 for some weekend trips and shows etc. but as then converted for Club Competition Sprints and Hillclimbs and I have been using, breaking and improving ever since.

MB. SE6a 1979. Bargain in 2021 and now being refurbished to put back into regular use; the work done already has probably trippled its value from its purchase price!