Charles Knill-Jones is proud to head up Tula Precision Ltd in its 51st year of supporting owners of the Bugatti marque of motorcar. Charles took over Tula Engineering Ltd over from Richard I’Anson in 2006. In 2018 Tula purchased and re built a new facility. After extensive re furbishment we moved in on 1st July 2019 and haven’t looked back. We can be found in the Cotswolds town of Northleach only 16miles from Prescott Hill, the home of the Bugatti Owners Club. Tula Precision currently draws on over 65 years of combined experience in restoration, race preparation and quality servicing of all Bugatti Cars. Richard is pleased to remain on as a consultant and comes in every month to check all is well and borrow reamers ect.
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 50 yrs but is due to retire later in 2020.
Charles Knill-Jones BSCHons is a graduate of Materials Science at Brunel University. Upon leaving university he was employed by Nick Mason’s Ten Tenths organisation looking after his racing stable for 20yrs, completing his last day for Nick in September 2017. An appreciation of vintage and historic race preparation, as well as an enthusiastic approach to the historic car world, leaves him well qualified to manage Tula. Charles has recently been on the Bugatti Owners Club affairs committee but has stood down to give time to his growing young family.
In the workshop I am proud to employ Louis Mcnair. Louis is a third generation aircraft and automotive engineer from New Zealand. A graduate of a tool makers apprenticeship he has a wise head on an young mans shoulders. Louis has built his own penny farthing, two aeroplanes, cafe racer and much more. Currently working on the aeroengined Diatto Bugatti chain drive car as well as a wonderful T30 from Denmark.
There is BIG space to fill in our workshop floor for an experienced mechanic should you read this and wish to get in contact.
Ray Nash has re joined Tula after a 10 year absence as a commercial driver. Ray worked for Tula and our machine shop Straight 8 between 1980 & 1998. A demon machinist Ray works out in house lathe, milling surface grinder and hone.
In the accounts department we have Debbie who is more than a book keeper but with her own family is in for only two days per week.
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 town of Northleach. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements.