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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

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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

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The Bristol that never was

There is an interesting article in the June 2020 edition of The Automobile. To quote: Long before the first Bristol production car was constructed, the Filton aviation company considered plans to build the Alfa Romeo 6C under licence in the UK. Ultimately, this fascinating project came to nothing, as Sir George White explains.

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Bristol Owners Heritage Trust lecture day at the Create Centre and City of Bristol Archives on April 6 2019

Survivors of the day’s HMRC tax year deadline were able to attend our annual-ish lecture day on 6 April 2019. The day started with stylish riverside parking of nearly a dozen Bristols by kind courtesy of Bristol City Council, who graciously assented not to tow us away. Guest of honour was a BMW 326 parked,… Continue reading Bristol Owners Heritage Trust lecture day at the Create Centre and City of Bristol Archives on April 6 2019

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Design & the Bristol Car by John Hobbs

Design and the Bristol Car contains a description of the evolution of draughting and, in particular, lines drawing techniques from shipbuilding days, through aviation design and car design into the Computer Aided Design era, interspersed with the life story of Dudley Hobbs, chief designer at Bristol Cars from 1946 to 1976.  The second part of… Continue reading Design & the Bristol Car by John Hobbs