Cars, News, People

Arnolt-Bristols and Bill Watkins

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

Cars, General, History, News, Photos

Behind the scenes of the last days at Bristol Cars

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

Cars, History, News, People, Technical, Videos

The Design and Development of the Bristol Fighter. A lecture by Toby Silverton

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

Cars, History

Period documents relating to the Bristol 400 Farina

We would like to thank Adrian Berry who owns Bristol 400 Farina chassis 181, for allowing us to publish these photos and the text from his website. Official publicity shot #468 An official publicity photograph for Carrozzeria Pinin Farina S.p.A.  Rather confusingly, this photograph and the following photograph both carry the same reference number - 468… Continue reading Period documents relating to the Bristol 400 Farina