Kalleveen's AC Bristol and Car Seat Covers
From Jerry: "I have been
thinking about posting my car
as a mystery car for some time. It is a 1957 AC Ace-Bristol
allegedly was raced until 1964 and would have been SCCA SW regional
class DP. The only year the AC Bristol was in D class was 1960 (before
E, after C). This information from an article of the then owner
Kimball (copy available)."
|From Jerry: "The car is
an unusual color
before that time, a shade of butterscotch/pumpkin kind of color.
Ford Cordova, a truck color it is written.
However, originally it was Vermillion (light red) and it may or
may not have raced in this color. The current color was most probably
black seats are in great shape, but if new seat covers were needed it
may be difficult to match the butterscotch/pumpkin color. New car seat covers
would probably be easier to match in the original vermillion color.
|"It was sold new through Jarrard Motors of
Pensacola, FL. I don't
know when it made the transition from Florida to California. In fact, I
know nothing about the period before 1964 when Rick Kimball bought it
made it a road car again. Of course, I have been trying to find this
who was also a yachtsman that time. So far no luck. I know
of all the subsequent owners."
|"I have also contacted the SCCA historian
but he wrote there are
generally no records of regional racing of that period (only national
The chassis number is BEX316 and the engine is 100D650 which is
to the car."
Jerry's car in the October, 1970 issue
of "Road Test" magazine.
If you can help Jerry with the competition
history of his car: Please
contributor Malcolm Wood:
"I'm not sure if this helps or is
already known by Jerry.
In the book "Ace Bristol Racing" by
John McLellan & Tony Bancroft,
BEX 316 is listed with the following information:
BEX 316 100D
650 ex works 04.07.57
ex D.A. Belden, D Durst, SCCA SW Champ '60, 'Road Test' Oct '70
I don't think the car is mentioned or
illustrated in the general
text of the book."
|(2-11-10) Jerry contributed this
photo and the one below.
From Jerry: "ome time ago I received these
older pictures of my AC
Bristol car. I guess the picture (above) with the 2 guys is the older
of the two. It could be useful just in case anyone might
one of these guys. I would guess at least one of them is one of the
owners Bill McKenna or David Belden."
|From Jerry: "This picture most
probably is taken in the garage
of Derek Durst, the last US owner." Both of the cars behind
If anyone can add to Jerry's knowledge base
about his car's history
or maybe can ID the Cisitalia-esque coupe or the roadster in the
From Jerry van Kelleveen:
"You mention the Cisitalia-esque coupe
in the background. However,
it seems to have the same kind of nose as my car and would most
be an AC Aceca, the coupe version of the Ace (could be AC or Bristol
I know Derek Durst aka mrbadger on the internet had a few Aces and
for sale during the past 10 or 15 years.
I'm not sure about the other one. My
first guess would be an MG.
Partly because I know Derek was also into MG's and partly because of
basic shape. Not a T-type of course or even a P-type because of the
cowl but another earlier prewar MG type."
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