The tragic news of prominent Historic racer Bobby Bell’s premature death this past Monday is still sinking in as I write. I never knew the co-founder of the Bell & Colvill sportscar dealership well, but his long-lasting racing career extended way back into the mid-1960s and in Historic racing since the 1980s our paths had quite often crossed.
Doug Nye: RIP Bobby Bell ‑ gentleman racer and long‑time friend of Goodwood
Doug Nye began writing about racing cars at ‘Motor Racing’ magazine in 1963-64. Today he is a multiple award-winning motor sports journalist and author of over 50 years’ experience, with some 70 books to his name. He is Goodwood Motorsport’s founding Historian and consultant and fulfils similar roles for Bonhams Auctioneers and the Collier Collection/Revs Institute in Naples, FL, USA. He is a member of the National Motor Museum Advisory Council at Beaulieu, Hants, and is a regular columnist for ‘Motor Sport’ magazine, while contributing to many other specialist periodicals worldwide.