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 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
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
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
There is a good article in the November 2020 issue of The Automobile by Justin Marozzi on the demise of Bristol Cars. "BRISTOL REQUIEM. Marque enthusiast Justin Marozzi visited the recent disposal sale of the assets of Bristol Cars Ltd, to pay his respects to the recently liquidated car manufacturer and mourn the end of 75… Continue reading “Bristol Requiem”
Bristol Owners Heritage Trust are delighted to say that, with the help of some generous backers, we have managed to salvage a major amount of core items of heritage interest which were auctioned this week by the liquidators, Wyles Hardy.
There is a nice report in the September issue of The Automobile on the restoration of Andy Gibbs' 403. It is well worth reading!
The Heritage Trust Is well supported by a large number of generous backers (thank you to one and all!) and is determined to salvage all the Heritage archives, drawings and plans, and the many filing cabinets of factory correspondence from the earliest days onwards. We also intend to purchase, as a very minimum, such lots… Continue reading Update on Bristol Cars auctions
As the sad recent history of Bristol Cars draws to its inevitable, ignominious end in the hands of the liquidators, there has been a reshuffle in the company's funeral arrangements. We understand that the liquidators Wyles Hardy are now also able to sell the intellectual property of the brand time, trademarks and logos. These are… Continue reading The Bristol Saga – the story continues
There is further announcement from Wyles Hardy acting as agents for the liquidators of Bristol Cars and Bristol Cars Services Ltd. This relates to the withdrawal of the private treaty lots and online ephemera auction following agreement that the rights to the brands, logos and intellectual property related to Bristol Cars and Bristol Cars Services are… Continue reading Update on the Sale of the Assets of Bristol Cars