Bristol Cars Still Pissing Off Everybody, As Is Traditional

Bristol Cars was a small British manufacturer that was famous for being one of the most mercurial, obscure, and downright befuddling of all the small British manufacturers, which is a claim to fame. Despite declaring bankruptcy and getting new owners, though, it looks like they're still just pissing off people. » 11/23/13 10:27am 11/23/13 10:27am

The Dilemma Facing British Car Shoppers In 1951: Alvis, Bristol, or…

The last round of print ads from old issues of Autocar was a lot of fun, so I've scanned another batch from 1951. We've got everything from the Rover 75 to the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn. » 8/23/09 2:30pm 8/23/09 2:30pm

Project Car Hell, King Of LeMons Edition: Bristol 408 or Beetle Limo?

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 10/28/08 5:20pm 10/28/08 5:20pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Yesterday, the "get out of jail free" supercharged Beretta edged out the "must stand 100 feet back to take the photo" Mazda Millenia in , in a 54:46 split vote. For today, we're going with a…

Top Ten Most Important NASCAR Crashes Of All Time

Our friends at Popular Mechanics » 9/19/08 4:15pm 9/19/08 4:15pm have put together a list of what they consider the top ten most influential crashes in NASCAR history, complete with video. These ten smash-ups were influential not in how they changed the course of a single race, but in how they got us to today's "Car of Tomorrow," a race car that is to …

London Man's Bristol Accidentally Crushed by Authorities

Crikey, Humbert! Golly, Gumpert! Fackin' feck, Q-bert! 51-year-old Mendoza Stewart purchased a '72 Bristol 411 a few years ago. In 2004, he parked it in a legal spot near his home in Kennington, only to find that it had been hauled off by the council and then removed from the flatbed with a mechanical claw, destroying… » 4/11/07 7:45pm 4/11/07 7:45pm

On A Wing And A Prayer: NASCAR Car of Tomorrow Becomes Car of Today At …

It ain't a Superbird, but hell, at least the new car's got a wing. Yeah, we know, it's still NASCAR, but whatevs, maybe today's race with the new Car o' Tomorrow will be more crash-tacular. We'll see. The race begins at 1:30 EST today at Bristol...I think it's the fast Food City 500 or something. » 3/25/07 2:06pm 3/25/07 2:06pm

Welcome To The NASCAR "Car Of Tomorrow-ow-ow"

Get your jet fuel and oxidant ready Waltrip, NASCAR is introducing the "Car Of Tomorrow" after five years of testing (it takes a lot of engineering to drive in a circle). Designed to improve safety, performance, competition and cost efficiency for teams, the Car of Tomorrow fits all four current templates (Ford, Toyota,… » 2/22/07 5:18pm 2/22/07 5:18pm

Bristol Viper? Fighter Supercar to Get 1000+ hp

Lest we forget the Brits are as batshit mad as the rest of humanity, word is British sports-car builder Bristol Cars plans to spike its Dodge Viper-powered Fighter with twin turbos. That means the latest incarnation of the V10-powered coupe will produce 1,012 hp and 1,032 lbs-ft of torque, giving it a theoretical top… » 11/03/06 9:39am 11/03/06 9:39am