Bob Schmitt regrets to inform us that Bill Watkins, who owned & raced four Arnolt-Bristols, passed away on April 21. He also started the Arnolt-Bristol register years ago. Bill was a mechanical engineer, a pilot, and the designer of rides for Disney and other similar parks. He shared his racing experiences with this: http://frazernash-usa.com/Bristol/RacingArnoltBristols.htm Bob's… Continue reading Arnolt-Bristols and Bill Watkins
BOHT Trust Chairman's executive luxury transport in the foreground, brought in to drag stuff around, Bristol Freighter in background. (Land Rover 80” Series One, present owner over 50 years!) Work underway on first casting from Fighter mould! Note wheel being scaled down.
During the long, inevitable death throes of the late lamented Bristol Cars Ltd, the Heritage Trust assembled a crack team, and bid for as many Bristol related artefacts as we could handle. When we turned up at the defunct Windlesham HQ to collect our treasures, the sad remains of sundry products and projects littered the… Continue reading The Bristol Fighter wind tunnel model
BOHT hard at work on conservation of our recently rescued Bristol bucks, at present stored in the gigantic Brabazon Hangar. New homes are being sought for all these, preferably where they can be displayed to the public and even used as working examples. With thanks to Sam Frost Photography for the excellent photos Bristol car… Continue reading Hard at Work in the Hangar
Tony Crook on fine form describing his exploits from the 1950s to a well-oiled audience, as if through a fog of cigar smoke and burgundy fumes. The recording originated from an ERA Club Dinner at the Dormy House Hotel, Broadway on 20th November 2010. Source: Adam Ferrington We would like to apologise for the fact… Continue reading Tony Crook talks about his life and times
Quirky Snippet of Tony Crook entertaining at home in Little Hollow. Tony's lifelong PA, Anne-Marie Cadars can be heard in the background. The champus flows and Tony is on best form!
https://www.instagram.com/p/CG1zIraFMhN/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Here are just 3 of the 36 photos which you can see from the link below. Following a sale of the firm’s goods and assets, groups of volunteers from the Bristol Owners’ Heritage Trust and the Bristol Owners’ Club rescued original body bucks, parts and body panels from the company’s former headquarters in Windlesham.… Continue reading Behind the scenes of the last days at Bristol Cars
A selection of photos taken on 27 October 2020 of the items bought by the BOHT from the sale of the Bristol Cars goods & assets which are now stored in the Brabazon hangar in Filton.
Now on the BOHT YouTube channel! https://youtu.be/ZlutaU4vGEc This lecture was given on 1 November 2009 at the Gaydon Heritage Motor Centre Museum by Toby Silverton, Chairman Bristol Cars. This is a description of the ideas and reasoning leading up to the design and development of the Bristol Fighter. It gives a fascinating insight into the… Continue reading The Design and Development of the Bristol Fighter. A lecture by Toby Silverton