Monday 16th February 1920
Born on this day, Anthony Crook. UK. A Royal Air Force pilot in World War II, Tony Crook established a chain of garages called Anthony Crook Motors, which acted as agents for various sporting car companies, and took up racing with some success in the British scene. He took part in two British Grands Prix, in 1952 with a Frazer-Nash and in 1953 with a Cooper-Alta. When he stopped racing he joined Sir George White as a partner in the Bristol car division and took over the production of high quality cars on his own in 1973. After a restructure in 1997 with new financial partners, two new models were launched in 2003, the Fighter and the Blenheim Speedster.