Bristol, once a significant marque, has relocated to the “Great Paddock In The Sky.” For some time it had been on life support and a car make in name only. In 2011, it had been acquired by Kamkorp a privately-owned small group of engineering companies, among them Frazer-Nash Research Ltd. This caused excitement in some sections of the motoring press, which is not renowned for its knowledge of history.
All but three post-war Frazer Nash cars had Bristol engines and Frazer Nash and Bristol Cars had once been partners, but the new bedfellow was Frazer-Nash, with a hyphen. Both companies had been founded by Archibald “Archie” Goodman Frazer (-) Nash but that was their only connection. Cadillac was founded on the remains of the Henry Ford Company, but Cadillac has no connection to Ford.
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