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BRISTOL Brand History
The Bristol brand may be described as - all derogatory meanings aside - a modern freak. Obscure and elitist, elusive but persistent, small but still strangely powerful, the self-proclaimed last wholly-British automobile manufacturer shares little aspects in terms of genesis and growth with other car producers.
Bristol automobiles are the result of a 1945 post war joint venture between the Bristol Aeroplane Company (BAC) and AFN Ltd. , makers of Frazer Nash cars. The end of WWII brought a shortage in aircraft and ammunition demands, forcing lots of factories to shut down or convert their assembly lines in order to cater to new needs. Having been dazed by bombings and unscheduled postponing of pre-war projects, many car producers were slow at making a complete comeback, unwillingly opening niches in the industry.
With a keen eye out for new possibilities to employ the excessive work force acquired during the War, BAC started their own Car Division in ... continue reading BRISTOL history →
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Earlier in February, we learnt that the famous British sportscar manufacturer Bristol was bought by Kamkorp Autokraft and it will put out a new hybrid supercar, that will probably be unveiled this year in July. Now, it’s time to learn about its stunning performance features. The Bristol GT will borrow the po... Continue Reading →
It’s been one and half years since famous British sportscar manufacturer Bristol has announced a high-performance electric vehicle, and the wait might be over in just a few months. Acquired by Kamkorp Autokraft, part of the Frazer-Nash group, in 2011, Bristol Cars declared itself insolvent before the superca... Continue Reading →
The automobile was originally created to give people much greater freedom of mobility, yet somehow this was lost on the people who buy comfortable and safe SUVs and sedans only to get them to and from work or the nearest grocery shop. So the young ones need a bit of lecturing in globe-trotting from the old guns. G... Continue Reading →
Back in April, we brought you news of one famous British sportscar manufacturer making a comeback under new ownership. Bristol had been acquired by Kamkorp Autokraft, part of the Frazer-Nash group, and we expected a new car to turn up, possibly in hybrid or electric form, as that’s what the new ownership is spe... Continue Reading →
Ford Flex, Hyundai Genesis and Dodge Challenger are three of the 14 candidates for the prestigious 2009 North American Car of the Year award, it was announced today. BMW X6, Nissan Murano, Volkswagen Tiguan and eight other vehicles compete for the 2009 North American Truck of the Year prize. To be eligible for the... Continue Reading →