An 84th-minute equaliser from substitute Patrick Agyemang meant Warnock's men extended their unbeaten run in the npower Championship to 13 games, one better than their team of 1947/48 managed.
Jon Stead had fired rock bottom City ahead after 16 minutes.
The manager said: "I've been waiting a long time to manage a side like this and I'm enjoying every minute of it.
"We had to work really hard for a result tonight and kept going right until the end. I wasn't thinking about the record, just getting another point.
"I've been on the wrong end of some controversial moments against Bristol City so I think I was due a late goal. I loved signalling 1-1 to their fans as I left the field because they always give me a hot reception.
"We haven't won our last few games, but eight victories and five draws is hardly a crisis. You always relish it when your team are top of the table and life is pretty good at the moment.
"I felt it was a fair result to a very entertaining game, Bristol played on the break like the away side, but that was understandable in their position."