About the Bristol Owners’ Club (BOC)

We have more than 700 members around the world – all of whom enjoy access to our Bristol cars discussion forum, car and member databases, technical advice and publications archives.

The BOC also has a busy social calendar, including everything from specialist seminars and informal meets, to pub lunches and overseas tours. We encourage members to take part and also involve their families wherever possible.

Do you need to own a Bristol car to be a member?

No. Despite our name, enthusiasm is the primary requirement for membership.

If you’d like to know more about the BOC’s background, take a look at our history – but in the meantime, here’s a small taste of what you can share as part of our club:


If you’re thinking of buying a Bristol car, we’re confident you’ll find your fellow members an invaluable source of knowledge and support. We also offer guidance about reliable sellers, so you can be confident in your investment.


The BOC runs a knowledge base which provides technical information about Bristol cars and owners’ experiences. We also have a forum, where members exchange details and knowledge with each other; a list of sources for parts; a list of specialist garages recommended by members; and copies of useful paperwork, including owner handbooks, drivers manuals and parts manuals (all available via this website).


As well as our online forum where you can chat to other members, the BOC publishes regular newsletters and bulletins. As a member, you’ll have access to current and back issues via our online library – and there’s also a gallery of past event photos to delve into.

What does BOC membership cost?

Our membership rates are simple and transparent (and our year is the calendar year).

There are two types of membership:

Individual Membership:
£60 subscription per year worldwide. There is also a one-off joining fee of £25.

Family Membership (two people living in the same household each having voting rights and each receiving their own correspondence):
£80 subscription per year. There is also a one-off joining fee of £25.

Those joining after 1 July receive a 50% discount on their first year’s subscription.
Those joining after 1 October receive a 75% discount on their first year’s subscription.
Those joining after 1 December are deemed to have joined for the following year and pay the full rate.