About Tula Engineering
Charles Knill-Jones is proud to head up Tula Engineering Ltd. having taken over from Richard I’Anson in 2006. The company, Based in the Cotswolds and close to Prescott Hill, the home of the Bugatti Owners Club, draws on over 60 years of combined experience in restoration, race preparation and quality servicing of all Bugatti Cars. Richard is pleased to remain on as a consultant.
Michael Whiting continues his exemplary work building all types of roller bearing crank engines, gearboxes, blowers and ancillaries to Ettore’s drawings. Michael’s skill base is second to none and includes most of the Bugatti range, he has been the core of Tula for over 42 yrs.
Charles Knill-Jones BSCHons is a graduate of Materials Science at Brunel University. Upon leaving university he has been employed by Nick Mason’s Ten Tenths organisation looking after his racing stable for the last 18 years. An appreciation of vintage cars and race preparation, as well as an enthusiastic approach to the historic car world, leaves him well qualified to manage Tula. Charles currently stands on the Bugatti Owners Club affairs committee assisting with planning and direction of yearly events and details related to BOC matters.
Tim Carter has moved on but not forgotten, Id love to have him back soon
Mel Perry came out of retirement two days a week to make the components necessary to build our T52’s. This project is nearly over but we are currently retro fitting new engines to first generation cars, the new ones have electric starters in built!!
New to the Tula employees are Morris Wright, Al Clarke and Piers Trevellian. Morris is over from New Zealand and has much experience with Bugattis after working for Auto Restorations for 8 plus years. He brings with him a fresh outlook and is super keen to help. Morris is at ease with a supercharger, engine builds and all machining. Morris is busting to start a long term project, just hope he stays long enough to finishes it as he’s here for a two year stint. Don’t know where time goes as nearly half way there!!
Al has been with Tula for 12 months and is my No1 mechanic. He lends his hand to building up the cars and projects designated to him. Al is currently full steam on the T35a.
Piers probably does not need introducing as he has been around the Bugatti Owners club and cars for as long as i remember. 6 months down the line with Tula he is our apprentice but has quickly graduated onto a T22 project. Documenting the re build and keeping the engineering department on track with his chassis number and owners knowledge as its very comprehensive.
In the accounts department we have Debbie and Kate keeping us in order and full of chocolate fish!
Tula has prided itself with very high quality, detailed work with the emphasis on a personal service both in competition and on the road. The workshops have relocated to a private workshop facility in the Cotswolds. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements.