1954 Warrior Bristol
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Rod Nuckey was a racing driver whose family owned the Warrior Tap & Die Company in Hertfordshire. In 1953, he raced a Cooper-Bristol F2 car which he had some success with before it was involved in a crash. The chassis was destroyed, but the engine and transmission were salvaged.
Nuckey went searching for an indivdual to create a sports car racer using the salvaged components. He turned to Bernie Roger to create the 'Warrior-Bristol.' The car was given a tube chassis with a DeDion suspension setup in the rear. In the front were transverse leaf springs which were soon changed to torsion bars. The body was done by Williams and Pritchard.
The car raced during the 1954 and 1955 season at such venues as Crystal Palace and Silverstone, among others. It was piloted by Nuckey, Roger Biss, and J.D. Lomas.
In 1955 the car was sold to Bernie Arnold who had it shipped to Malaysia. It raced in the Macao Grand Prix in 1956, 1957, and 1958.
The car would pass through several owners before coming into the possession of Ian Boughton of Western Australia in 1980, who would give the car an extensive restoration. At the time, the car was powered by a 2.4-liter Jaguar engine.
The car would pass through several more owners over the years, before coming to the United States in 1999.
It is seen here at the 2009 Monterey Historics.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2009
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