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Furthermore original articles from 1906 and 1935, and modern, Bugatti - inspired - designs. And, as a bonus, three free kits to build Bugatti miniatures yourself!<I> (May 2) </I> <Li>New: <A HREF="bsrepl.htm"> Erik Koux Bugatti Atlantic replica for sale</A><I> + notice (April 22)</I> <Li>New: <A HREF="personal.htm">Some additions to my personal page</A> and more about my first automobile, the Daimler Conquest<I> (April 14) </I> <Li>New: <A HREF="bsalpart.htm"> Bugatti parts for sale</A> <I>(March 24)</I> in Ebay Auction <Li>New: <A HREF="book60.htm">Book: </A> The Animal Gazer, by Edgardo Franzosini <I> (January 21) </I> <Li>New: <A HREF="book59nl.htm">Book: </A> Schlumpf, The affair behind the most fabulous car collection in the world. by A & A op de Weegh<I> (November 15) </I> </UL> <HR> <A NAME="contents"><H1><center>Contents</center></H1> </center> <ol> <LI> <A HREF="http://www.BugattiRevue.com"><I>the </I>Bugatti <I>revue</I></A> The worlds first on-line Bugatti focussed magazine!<P> <LI><A HREF="http://www.BugattiRevue.com/revuold.htm">All back issues of <I>the </I>Bugatti <I>revue</I></A> <P> <LI> <A HREF="http://www.BugattiRevue.com/revue12/types.htm"> All Bugatti types with technical caracteristics, ilustrated<P> <LI> <A HREF="newspics/numbers.htm"> Bugattis by chassis numbers <P> <A NAME="pictures"><LI><H3>Picture Sheets of the Bugattis, per Catagory</H3> Information on the Bugatti types is also included! <UL> <li><A HREF="bper1.htm">Period 1</A> Period pictures of Bugattis, mostly racing <li><A HREF="bper2.htm">Period 2</A> Period pictures of Bugattis 2 <li><A HREF="b1.htm">1a</A>: T13, T23, T32 Tank <li><A HREF="b1b.htm">1b</A>: T35 <li><A HREF="b1c.htm">1c</A></I>: T37, T38, T40 <li><A HREF="b3.htm">3</A> The fabulous Royale, T41 <li><A HREF="b1d.htm">1d</A></I>: T43, T44, T45, T46, T49, T50, T51 <li><A HREF="b1e.htm">1e</A></I>: T54, T55, T59, T59/50B, T64 <li><A HREF="b2.htm">2</A> The grand and gracious Type 57, Molsheim bodies <li><A HREF="b2a.htm">2a</A> T57, Special coachwork <li><A HREF="b2b.htm">2b</A> Type 57s, Molsheim bodies <li><A HREF="b2c.htm">2c</A> Type 57s, Special coachwork <li><A HREF="bnocar.htm">No car</A> Not automotive: the Autorail, aero-engines and the Bugatti Airplane. <li><A HREF="bp1.htm">P1</A> Post war French Bugattis and designs on Bugatti <li><A HREF="blicense.htm">License</A> Bugatti designs, built by other manufacturers <li><A HREF="bcarlo.htm">Carlo</A> Carlo Bugatti's famous furniture <li><A HREF="brembran.htm">Rembrandt</A> Rembrandt Bugattis animal sculptures <li><A HREF="b4.htm">4</A> The modern Italian EB 110 GT <li><A HREF="b5.htm">5</A> The modern Italian EB 110 SS <li><A HREF="b5b.htm">5b</A> The Italian EB 112 <li><A HREF="b5c.htm">5c</A> The "VW" EB 118, EB 218, EB 18/3 Chiron, EB 18/4 Veyron <li><A HREF="b6.htm">6</A> The Neo Classics, Bugatti Inspired <li><A HREF="b7.htm">7</A> Drawings of Bugatti cars and Artist's impressions <li><A HREF="b8.htm">8</A> Miniatures of Bugatti cars <P><P> <li><A HREF="http://www.BugattiRevue.com/stofer/">The Raymond Stofer Archive</A> Youd better take your time for this one! ALL Bugatti types, partly of the original cars, partly of miniatures <P></UL> <LI><A HREF="jacob/">Jacob Munkhammar Bugatti site </A> <Br> This site was missed since 2001, I put it back on line, thanks to Pascal van Mele, the version is of January 2001!<Br> Especially the <A HREF="jacob/InfoHunt/index.html">the Hunting for Bugatti Information</A>, <A HREF="jacob/Articles/index.html">"Everything Bugatti" (articles)</A> and the <A HREF="jacob/IndexCars.html"> Bugatti cars database </A> are of the most interest, but you will find much more!!! <Br>However, of course Jacob does not respond to mails anymore, some older links may not work, the Pim Faber books, models and stamps databases do not work, and the Hunting Bugatti Questions are not followed up. As a service, I will post all answers to his existing questions on my pages, new questions will be published on my site also!<Br> <P> <LI>Bugatti up to date information / News. <UL> <LI><A HREF="#News">Bugatti News</A> <LI><A HREF="#Events">Bugatti Events</A> <LI><A HREF="bsale.htm">Bugattis for Sale</A> Also: Bugatti Garages, Importers of the Italian Bugatti <LI><A HREF="bsalwant.htm">Bugattis Wanted</A><LI><A HREF="bsalpart.htm">Bugatti Parts for Sale</A> <LI><A HREF="bsalpart.htm">Bugatti Parts Wanted</A> <LI><A HREF="bqueeste.htm">Bugatti Questions page!</A> Bugattistes from all over the world, helping each other!! </UL><P> <LI>Bugatti Commercial / Merchandise. <UL> <LI><A HREF="bsale.htm">Bugattis for Sale</A> Also: Bugatti Garages, address of VW-Bugatti <LI><A HREF="bsale.htm#wanted">Bugattis Wanted</A><LI><A HREF="bsalpart.htm">Bugatti Parts for Sale</A> <LI><A HREF="bsalpart.htm">Bugatti Parts Wanted</A><P> </UL> <UL> <A NAME="bookshop"><H2>Books</H2> <LI><A HREF="bugattipagebookstore.htm"><B> BugattiPage bookstore </B></A> <P> <LI><A HREF="bsalbook.htm"><B>Various private book offers + demands</B></A><P> <B>New book announcements:</B> <Li><A HREF="book60.htm">The Animal Gazer</A> by Edgardo Franzosini <LI><A HREF="book59nl.htm">Schlumpf, The affair behind the most fabulous car collection in the world</A> by Arnoud and Ard op de Weegh <LI><A HREF="book58.htm">Bugatti et Delage la conqute de l'Europe - Lyon, 3 aot 1924, XIXme Grand Prix de l'A.C.F</A> by Eric Favre <LI><A HREF="book57.htm">Ettore et Jean Bugatti - Histoire de 2 gnies de l'automobile </A> by Jean-Marie et Olivier Lorentz <LI><A HREF="book56.htm"> A Bugatti Odyssey- Reclaiming a Type 44 </A> by Jerry Prochaska <LI><A HREF="book55.htm"> Bugatti - The 8-Cylinder Touring Cars: 1920-1934</A> - Veloce Classic reprints, by Barrie Price and Jean-Louis Arbey <LI><A HREF="book54.htm">Fantasy Motor Quarterly - The Bugatti issue </A> <LI><A HREF="book52-53.htm">Bugatti Type 46 & 50  The Big Bugattis --- Bugatti 57  The Last French Bugatti - Classic reprints </A> by Barrie Price <LI><A HREF="book51.htm">Bugatti Type 57 Grand Prix - A Celebration </A> by Neil Max Tomlinson <LI><A HREF="book50.htm"> The Bugatti Affair</A> by Paul McNabb <LI><A HREF="book49.htm">Bugatti Register The Netherlands - Belgium Vol 4 </A> By Kees Jansen and Dick Ploeg. <Li> <A HREF="book48.htm">Nordic Bugatti Register 2014</A> <Li> <A HREF="book47.htm">The art of Bugatti, A comprehensive retrospective of the Bugatti family of artists </A> <Li> <A HREF="book46.htm">Bugatti Memories </A> by Gene Cesari <Li> <A HREF="firehawks2.htm">Firehawks 2 - Breath of the Dragon</A> by Herb Trimpe <Li><A HREF="book45.htm">History of Bugatti in Luxemburg </A> by Goy Feltes <Li><A HREF="book44.htm">THE k. & k. BUGATTI REGISTER </A> by PL NGYESI, MILAN TYME`, JAN KRLK, DANIEL TOMICIC, HELGE HAUK <LI><A HREF="book43.htm">Bugattis In Australia and New Zealand 1920 2012 </A> Bob King and Peter McGann <LI><A HREF="book42.htm">Bugatti The designer - The Inventions, Ideas, Thoughts and Follies of Ettore Bugatti </A> Barry Eaglesfield <LI><A HREF="bugatti-100p-record-plane.htm">The Bugatti 100P record plane - Created by Ettore Bugatti and Louis de Monge </A>Jaap Horst <LI><A HREF="book41.htm"> Auto & Citt, on the Roads of the Mille Miglia 2012</A> , by Paolo Maggi and Diego Tamone <LI><A HREF="book40.htm">Bugatti Register The Netherlands - Belgium Vol 3 </A> By Kees Jansen and others. <Li><A HREF="book39.htm">Bugatti Taucht auf (Novel, in German)</A> Dea Loher <Li><A HREF="book38.htm">The Bugattis of Jean De Dobbeleer</A> Charles Fawcett <Li><A HREF="book37.htm">BUGATTI VEYRON</A> A QUEST FOR PERFECTION, By Martin Roach <LI><A HREF="book27uk.htm">Bugatti: 100 years of Innovations and Excellence</A> at strongly reduced price. <LI><A HREF="book36.htm">Silver Clouds: The 1934 Grand Prix Season</A> Paul Chenard <LI><A HREF="book34.htm">The fate of the Sleeping Beauties</A> Ard op de Weegh, Kay Hottendorff & Arnoud op de Weegh <LI><A HREF="book33.htm">The Art of Bugatti - Mullin Automotive Museum</A> Richard Adatto and others <LI><A HREF="book32.htm">Rembrandt Bugatti sculpteur </A> Vronique Fromanger <LI><A HREF="book31.htm">Bugatti Type 35C No.4928 </A> Lennart Haajanen <LI><A HREF="book30.htm">3rd..... Ettore Bugatti </A> Bruno Nicolini, Paolo Maggi <LI> <A HREF="firehawks.htm"> Firehawks comic book - featuring the Bugatti 100</A> Herb Trimpe <LI><A HREF="book29.htm">The fate of the sleeping beauties </A> English edition, Ard op de Weegh, Kay Hottendorff, Arnoud op de Weegh <LI><A HREF="book28.htm">Italian Bugatti Register 2009 </A> <LI><A HREF="book27.htm">100 Ans d'Innovations et d'Excellence </A> Various authors <LI><A HREF="book26.htm">Fuerza Libre </A> Guillermo Sanchez <LI><A HREF="book25.htm">Bugatti: From Milan to Molsheim </A> Uwe Hucke and Julius Kruta <LI><A HREF="book24.htm">Bugatti T32 Tank </A> Diego Ratti <LI> <A HREF="book23.htm">Swiss Bugatti Register 2008 </A> Hans Matti <LI><A HREF="book22.htm">Bugatti journal d'une saga </A> Serge Bellu <LI><A HREF="book21.htm">Ettore Bugatti: Mes voitures sont faites pour courrir! </A> Bernard Pcaud <LI><A HREF="book20.htm">Bugatti Register The Netherlands- Belgium Vol 2 </A> By Kees Jansen and others. <LI><A HREF="book19.htm">Collection Dovaz - The fate of the Sleeping Beauties </A> By Ard op de Weegh, Kay Hottendorff and Arnoud op de Weegh. <LI><A HREF="book18.htm">Coche a la Vista! - Medio siglo de automovilismo Chileno tras la Huella de Juan Zanelli </A> By Rodrigo Velasco S. <LI><A HREF="book17.htm">Ettore Bugatti, L'Artisan de Molsheim </A> By Norbert Steinhauser <LI><A HREF="book16.htm">Bugatti Type 43 Register and data book </A> By Jack du Gan <LI><A HREF="book15.htm">Bugatti Type 46 - La Petite Royale </A> By Bohuslav Klein, Roland Saunier and Kees Jansen <LI><A target=_Top HREF="http://www.heritage-editions.nl/catalog/open/id/120/">Large prints of original photographs</A> <LI><A HREF="publications/index.htm"> BugattiPage Publications</A> <LI> <A HREF="book14.htm">Bugatti T44 & T49 </A> By Barrie Price & Jean-Louis Arbey <LI> <A HREF="book13.htm">Bugatti Argentina </A> By Cristin Bertschi & Estanislao Iacona <LI> <A HREF="book12.htm">The Brescia Bugatti </A> By Bob King <LI><A HREF="legends.htm">Bugatti Legends</A> Jaap Horst <LI><A target=_Top HREF="newspics/register.pdf">The Bugatti Register The Netherlands/ Belgium 2005</A> <LI><A HREF="book11.htm">Bugatti, Der Mythos, die familie, das unternehmen. </A> Book by Joachim Kurz <I>in German</I> <LI><A HREF="book10.htm">The Race Bugatti missed </A> Book by Michael Ulrich <LI><A HREF="video1.htm">Bugatti Video </A> Hugh Conway <LI><A HREF="book7.htm">Bugatti yesterday and today </A> L. G. Matthews Jr <LI><A HREF="book8.htm">Bugatti, les 57 Sport </A> Book by Pierre-Yves Laugier <LI><A HREF="book9.htm">The Bugatti Queen, in search of a motor racing legend </A> Book by Miranda Seymour <LI><A HREF="book1.htm">Une vie pour Bugatti</A> Book by Yan Verdier, about Henri Novo <LI><A HREF="book2.htm">Lucien Wurmser, Mcanicien de Grand Prix</A> Book by Alfred Wurmser <LI><A HREF="book3.htm">Bugatti Type 40 & Bugatti Type 46 and 50</A> Books by Barrie Price special offer <LI><A HREF="book4.htm">book on Jean-Pierre Wimille!</A> <B>Nominated for best automotive book!</B> <I>by Jean-Michel Paris and William D. Mearns</I> <LI><A HREF="book5.htm">Catalogue of the Amsterdam Bugatti Exhibition</A> <LI><A HREF="book6.htm">Bugatti Type 57S</A> <I>by Bernhard Simon & Julius Kruta</I> <LI><A HREF="bsalbook.htm"><B>Various private book offers + demands</B></A><P> <Li><A target=_Top HREF="collectorstudio.htm">Collector Studio Canada</A> <LI> <A HREF="guitar.htm">Bugatti inspired Guitar </A> By Michael Dunn <LI> <A HREF="mcgann.htm">Impressive wood cuts artwork </A> By Peter McGann <LI><A HREF="plane3.htm">Bugatti airplane paintings</A> by Hubert Cance <LI><A HREF="http://www.flyandrive.com/cadrebugatti02.htm">"Gentlemen Drivers"</A> Poster by Benjamin Freudenthal <LI><A HREF="poster1.htm">Nice silkscreen poster!</A> by Debra Wenlock atti Art</A><P> <LI><A HREF="plane5.htm">Bugatti airplane miniature kit</A> by Sharkit <LI><A HREF="plane4.htm">Bugatti airplane miniature kit</A> by Fisher models <LI><A HREF="plane2.htm">Bugatti Airplane miniatures for sale</A> by LeMans Miniatures <LI><A HREF="plane.htm">Bugatti Airplane miniatures for sale</A> by Dennis Hamaker <LI><A HREF="garagist.htm">Bugatti Sculptures from Le Garagiste</A> </UL><P> <LI>Bugatti special garages special pages <UL> <LI><A HREF="crailv.htm">Crailville</A> UK <LI> <A HREF="voitures/bugatti/dutton/dutton.htm">Ivan Dutton Ltd.</A> UK <LI><A HREF="voitures/bugatti/guild/guild.htm">The Guild of Automobile restorers</A> Canada <LI><A HREF="carinsurance.htm">Car insurance for your son</A> <LI><A HREF="hidkit.htm">What You Need to Know About Automatic Headlight Beam Adjustment</A> </UL><P> <LI><A HREF="bclubs.htm">Bugatti Clubs over the world</A> <LI><A HREF="http://www.BugattiAircraft.com">Bugatti Aircraft Association</A><P> <LI><A HREF="bmodels.htm">Bugatti miniature models</A> <UL> <LI><A HREF="bmodnew.htm">list of New miniatures</A> <LI><A HREF="bmodels.htm#lists">lists of miniatures</A> <LI><A HREF="voitures/bugatti/models/bdrawngs.htm">list of drawings</A> which you can use to make a miniature, including sources where to find them. <LI><A HREF="bmodels.htm#offers">private offers</A> of miniature (collections) <LI><A HREF="bmodels.htm#wanted">Bugatti miniatures wanted</A> <LI><A HREF="mybugs.htm">list of my own Bugatti miniatures</A> <LI><A HREF="b8.htm">pictures of Bugatti miniatures</A> <li><A HREF="http://www.BugattiRevue.com/stofer/">The Raymond Stofer Archive</A> Youd better take your time for this one! ALL Bugatti types, partly of the original cars, partly of miniatures. </UL><P> <LI> Archive of older articles and information <UL> <LI><A HREF="feeling.htm">Feeling the Wind</A> Report of my first ride in a Bugatti! <LI><A HREF="birthday.htm">1st Birthday</A> Contemplations on the 1st birthday of the Bugatti page <LI><A HREF="oldnews.htm">Bugatti news, former issues</A> <LI><A HREF="pasteven.htm">Bugatti events from the past</A> <LI><A HREF="bsaleol2.htm">Bugattis that were sold or have been for sale</A> </UL><P> <LI><A HREF="bbookm.htm">Other Bugatti links</A><P> <LI>Bugatti and classic car auto glass replacement and sourcing information.<Br> Most local windshield repair companies do not offer OEM equivalent glass for automobiles that are older than 1981 and especially for exotic models like the Bugatti.<Br> The good news is glass sourcing specialists like <A Target=_Top HREF="http://www.suntecautoglass.com">SunTecautoglass.com</A> can help vintage automobile owners locate the proper fitting OEM product which will ensure a great fit just like the original.<P> </UL> </ol> <P> <Hr> <P> <A NAME="News"><H2><center>Bugatti news</center></H2><P> <center><a target=_Top href="newspics9/schlumpf.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/schlumpf2.jpg"></A></center><P> August 10, 2018 <center><B>The book that ends the Schlumpf affair </B></center><P><P> <center><table cellspacing=9 cellpadding=0 width=800 border=0> <TR><td> Ard op de Weegh, author and retired school director, went to Mulhouse and had a discussion with the conservator Richard Keller. Op de Weegh's book about the Schlumpf affair is to appear soon in the English language.<P> The French newspaper "Journal d'Alsace" wrote an article about this on August 8, <a target=_Top href="newspics9/schlumpf.jpg">which you can read here.</A> <I>In French</I> </table></center> <Hr> <center><img border=0 src="newspics9/eb110-racing.jpg"></center><P> August 10, 2018 <center><B>The team behind the 2 racing Bugatti EB110's back together again</B></center><P><P> <center><table cellspacing=9 cellpadding=0 width=800 border=0> <TR><td> <B>What really happened: the surprising story of the two factory-built racing Bugatti EB110s </B><P> A stunning short film, free to view and based on unprecedented interviews with the former President of Bugatti, Romano Artioli, along with test driver and developer Loris Bicocchi, designer Giampaolo Benedini and many more, tells the inside story of what really happened when Bugatti Automobili decided to build two EB110s for endurance racing. The film is now available to view on YouTube  see <a target=_Top href="https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u5B1jTaqXqc">https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u5B1jTaqXqc</A>. <I>With subtitles, click on the icon below the video.</I><P> Today, the name Bugatti brings to mind the Veyron, the Chiron, and the new  Divo to be unveiled in Monterey on 24 August. But in the late 1980s, everyone was talking about the extravagant new supercar, the EB110, brainchild of wealthy businessman Romano Artioli  and the vast, state-of-the-art factory being built to produce it.<P> In the mid-1990s, when Romano Artioli s glorious but ill-fated Bugatti EB110 adventure was sadly drawing to an untimely close, just two cars were built for endurance racing: the EB110 LM and the EB110 SC GTS-1, for Le Mans and the American IMSA GT championship, respectively. <P> As with the EB110 road car, the racers were a shockingly bold attempt to create something extraordinary, and their story has never before been told in such detail by the very men behind it.<P> Davide Cironi, the film s director, explains how it came about.  The owner of the two racing cars contacted me a year ago, inviting me to visit him to make this film, and we were picked up at the airport by what I assumed was a lowly assistant. But no, it was the owner himself driving the van, one of the world s most passionate collectors. <P>  Within a few hours, an astonishing series of guests began to arrive on various flights from across Italy: there was Loris Bicocchi, Romano Artioli and Giampaolo Benedini, plus Giampaolo Simonini, Fabio Baroni and Vittorio Filippini  the latter a technician so in love with his work that it was almost poetic. <P>  What a gift for a film-maker. We learnt so much, and laughed so much, especially the mechanic Fabio Baroni who, when recalling the challenge of working with Bicocchi to test the cars, doubled over with laughter at the colourful and compelling memories. Even after 20 years, there is a team spirit among these men that gives a powerful flavour of the atmosphere as it must have been in Bugatti Automobili at Campogalliano.<P>  We had two short days with these wonderful men, telling their unprecedented story of that magical, never-to-be-repeated time, and now the documentary is ready and we want to share it with as many enthusiasts as possible. The film can be seen at <a target=_Top href="https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u5B1jTaqXqc">https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u5B1jTaqXqc</A>.<P> Read also the article at <a target=_Top href="https://www.driveexperience.it/speciale-bugatti-corse-le-uniche-due-eb110-da-gara-mai-esistite/">https://www.driveexperience.it/speciale-bugatti-corse-le-uniche-due-eb110-da-gara-mai-esistite/</A>.<P> <I>Amongst a lot of other interesting parts, I especially like the racing footage of both EB110's!</I> </table></center> <Hr> <center><a target=_Top href="newspics9/skyview1.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/skyview1b.jpg"></A></center><P> July 28, 2018 <center><B>Bugatti to present the World's Most Expensive Sunroof </B></center><P><P> Yes, Bugatti is introducing a "Sky View" option on the nearly $3 million Chiron, which provides a glass roof... and about an extra inch of headroom. <center><table cellspacing=9 cellpadding=0 width=800 border=0> <TR><td> Here are the details from Bugatti:<P> There are two separate glass panels to be mounted in the roof <I>(I wonder, would it be possible to order only one?)</I> Each part being 65 centimeter long and 44 centimeters wide. As there are two panels, this would not reduce the stiffness of the Chiron.<P> The panel is built up from 4 layers of glass, but still very thin. <P> Each layer meets individual requirements. Firstly, undesirable wind noise is reduced and secondly infrared radiation is reflected away from the vehicle to ensure maximum thermal comfort. In addition, the glass is tinted to prevent dazzle effects and to protect occupants privacy. <P> Finally, harmful ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) radiation is filtered out. As a side-effect, the laminated design improves the stiffness of the roof panels. The outstanding structural properties of the Chiron, including the stiffness of the overall vehicle and crash safety, are maintained.<P> </Table></center> That's right, you'll be plenty protected from the sun's harmful rays.<P> Bugatti will debut the Chiron Sky View during Monterey Car Week in California at the end of August, along with the even higher-performance Divo.<P> As for how much, exactly, this option will cost? As they say, if you have to ask...<P> <center> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/skyview2.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/skyview2s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/skyview3.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/skyview3s.jpg"></A></center><P> <Hr> <center><a target=_Top href="newspics9/divo1.jpg"><img border=0 width=800 src="newspics9/divo1b.jpg"></A></center><P> July 15, 2018 <center><B> Happiness is not around the corner. It is the corner. </B></center><P><P> <center><table cellspacing=9 cellpadding=0 width=800 border=0> <TR><td> <I>Molsheim, le 10 juillet 2018.</I> <P> <B>Bugatti is to launch a strictly limited new model under the name of Divo </B><P> <Li>Its lighter weight and agility, higher downforce and greater g-forces promise significantly better handling properties <Li>Distinctive new design underlines driving dynamics <Li>Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann:  With the Divo, we want to thrill people throughout the world. <Li>The Bugatti Divo is named after Albert Divo, the French racing driver who won the famous Targa Florio mountain race twice for Bugatti <Li>Divo is a reminiscence of the brand s coachbuilding tradition <Li>Bugatti Divo to be made in a limited series of only 40 vehicles <Li>Net price to be 5 million <Li>Bugatti to present the Divo as a world premiere on 24 August at  The Quail A Motorsports Gathering in California, USA </U><P> Bugatti is working on a new model, the Bugatti Divo, named after Albert Divo, the French racing driver who won the famous Targa Florio race on a mountainous circuit in Sicily for Bugatti twice in the late 1920s. Based on the requirements for such a race, the Bugatti Divo will be light and nimble and will boast enormous downforce and gforces. The result will be outstanding handling properties and the dynamic character of the car will be underlined by a new, strong design language. <P>  Happiness is not around the corner. It is the corner. The Divo is made for corners, says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. <P>  With the Divo, we want to thrill people throughout the world, the Bugatti President continues.  With this project, the Bugatti team has an opportunity to interpret the brand DNA in terms of agile, nimble handling in a significantly more performance-oriented way. <P> With the Divo, Bugatti is reviving its coachbuilding tradition. In the first decades of its history, the French luxury brand had considerable success with bodies designed in-house under the leadership of Jean Bugatti and installed on existing chassis. <P> The Divo is being made in a limited series of only 40 vehicles. The net price is 5 million. Bugatti plans to unveil the Divo as a world premiere at 11:20 a.m. (local time) on 24 August 2018 on the lawn at the renowned event  The Quail  A Motorsports Gathering in California, USA. <P> </table> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/divo2.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/divo2s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/divo3.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/divo3s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/divo4.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/divo4s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/divo5.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/divo5s.jpg"></A><P> From left to right: Albert Divo / at the wheel of the Bugatti Type 35 in the Targa Florio, 1929 / Albert Divo in the 1928 Targa Florio / After the victory!<P> <table cellspacing=9 cellpadding=0 width=800 border=0> <TR><td> <I>What Bugatti does not yet tell, is if this is just a different version of the Chiron (with a different, coachbuilt body), or an entirely new model. Based on the Chiron probably, as the Chiron was based on the Veyron. Hopefully it is quite a bit lighter too, as the Chiron was even heavier than the Veyron, which already was almost 2 tonnes!<Br> That is just what you have to wait for until the end of August!<P> We will also know if the Bugatti Divo will be in fact good enough to be used in competition, rumour has it that the Divo will be made available for just that.</I><P> </table></center> <Hr> <center><a target=_Top href="newspics9/biglego1.jpg"><img border=0 width=800 src="newspics9/biglego1.jpg"></A></center><P> July 15, 2018 <center><B>XXL-Version of the LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron 42083</B></center><P><P> Maybe you already think that the LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron 42083 is big, well, this one currently on display in Vienna, Austria, is a lot more so!<P> "Heiko" saw it in the Shopping City Sd in Vienna. Front and rear lights are functional. If it is in fact 1:1 scale or a bit smaller, the story does not tell...<P> <center><a target=_Top href="newspics9/biglego2.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/biglego2s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/biglego3.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/biglego3s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/biglego4.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/biglego4s.jpg"></A></center><P> <Hr> <center><img border=0 src="newspics9/44721-7.jpg"></center><P> July 14, 2018 <center><B>Auction Results</B></center><P><P> <B>Bonhams Auction, The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale, Collector's Motor Cars and Automobilia, July 13, 2018 </B><P> <UL> <Li>1928 Bugatti 44 Tourer by Harrington, Chassis 44721, Engine no. 435, Estimate 360,000 - 450,000, Sold for 247,900 ( 280,150) inc. premium <Li>1928 Bugatti Type 40 Grand Sport, Chassis no. 40796, Estimate: 340,000 - 400,000, Sold for 326,300 ( 368,750) inc. premium <Li>2012 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Coup, Chassis no. VF9SG252X4M795031, Estimate 1,900,000 - 2,100,000, Sold for 2,045,500 ( 2,311,612) inc. premium </UL><P> <Hr> <center><a target=_Top href="newspics9/elefant.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/elefantm.jpg"></A> </center><P>July 4, 2018 <center><B>Animalier sculptor Bugatti remains a heavyweight at auction </B></center><P><P> <center><table cellspacing=9 cellpadding=0 width=800 border=0> <TR><td> Another substantial price for a bronze by the current hot favourite animalier sculptor, Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916), has emerged at the Drouot auction centre in Paris.<P> Beaussant Lefvre sold this model of an Indian elephant for a hammer price of 610,000 ( 539,825), getting on for double the 300,000-400,000 estimate, in a sale on June 20.<P> Bugatti created many of his models from life, studying the animals in Antwerp Zoo.<P> The 18.5in (45cm) high patinated bronze, a model known as Elphant en Repos, is one of 11 examples cast by the Hbrard Foundry between 1909-10 and is signed and numbered 1.<P> It came with a primary provenance, having been acquired in 1911 by the comte Grard de Ganay and passed down by direct descent.<P> </table></center> <P><Hr> <center><a target=_Top href="newspics9/49125-1.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/49125-1b.jpg"></A> </center><P>June 19, 2018 <center><B>Auction Result</B></center><P><P> <B>Osenat Auction, Automobiles et Motos de Collection, Fontainebleau, France, June 17, 2018 </B><P> Bugatti Type 49 4-seat Torpedo, Chassis: 49125, Estimate: 300,000 - 380,000 : Sold for 276,000 <P> <Hr> <center><a target=_Top href="newspics9/lego-chiron1.jpg"><img width=800 border=0 src="newspics9/lego-chiron1b.jpg"></A></center> June 2, 2018 <center><B>LEGO and Bugatti team up for a stunning new Technic kit</B></center><P><P> <center><table cellspacing=9 cellpadding=0 width=800 border=0> <TR><td> LEGO and Bugatti have teamed up for this amazing LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron. A stunning looking model featuring 3,600 pieces (well, in fact only 3599) - that'll take a fair while to put together!<Br> It is available to buy from LEGO stores and the LEGO Shop online for 329.99 or 399.99 euro.<P> Developed in partnership with one of the world s most prestigious car manufacturers, Bugatti, the model encapsulates the magic and elegance of the iconic supercar brought to life in LEGO Technic form, offering a unique, authentic build experience for car and LEGO fans alike.<P> The Bugatti Chiron s place in history is assured. Not because of speed records  we re still waiting for a de-limited, v-max run. We refer instead to today s news, in which the Chiron has joined the exclusive club of cars immortalised in Lego Technic. And it s big.<P> The exclusive 1:8 scale LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron replica model  measuring over 5 (14cm) high, 22 (56cm) long and 9 (25cm) wide and featuring 3,600 pieces  is packed full of intricate details and immersive touches. These include aerodynamic bodywork with an active rear wing, spoked rims with low-profile tires, detailed cockpit with movable paddle gearshift, and detailed W16 engine with moving pistons. For your nerd-tastic reference, the Lego Porsche 911 GT3 RS model only contained a measly 2,704 pieces to tread on in agony during a midnight toilet stumble, though its dimensions match the Bugatti s.<P> </table> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/lego-chiron5.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/lego-chiron5s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/lego-chiron7.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/lego-chiron7s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/lego-chiron6.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/lego-chiron6s.jpg"></A> <table cellspacing=9 cellpadding=0 width=800 border=0> <TR><td> Open the doors and you ll discover that there s more to the cockpit than first meets the eye, featuring a Technic 8-speed gearbox with movable paddle gearshift and a steering wheel bearing the universally recognisable Bugatti emblem.<P> Each individual model comes personalised with its own unique serial number, carefully stored under the hood and accessible only with a speed key  the tool unique to Bugatti cars that allow their owners to reach top speeds. The key also enables you to switch the active rear wing from handling to top speed position.<P> Hidden discreetly under the hood, you will also discover an additional authentic Bugatti Chiron element  the stylish Bugatti overnight bag.<P> Staying true to Bugatti s heritage, the model also features the classic duo-tone blue color scheme which reflects the brand s signature colour, and a set of identifiable stickers for additional detailing adds to the authenticity of the build.<P> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/lego-chiron4.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/lego-chiron4s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/lego-chiron2.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/lego-chiron2s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/lego-chiron3.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/lego-chiron3s.jpg"></A><P> Delivering a final exclusive touch, the set comes enclosed in a luxurious display box and includes a  coffee table collectors booklet with comprehensive building instructions  and fans picking up the set can also go in-depth behind its design with series of nine exclusive podcasts featuring Bugatti and LEGO experts discussing its creation.<P> </table></center> <Hr> <center><iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/x9sVMbzZxaw" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe></center> June 2, 2018 <center><B>The engineering of the Bugatti Chiron: Everything you ever wanted to know</B></center><P><P> This is in fact a very interesting video, digging deep into the technology behind the Bugatti Chiron, and pointing out the differences with the Veyron.<Br> Presented by Carfection+ and explained by former Le Mans winner Andy Wallace, who seems to be working for Bugatti now. <P> <Hr> <center><a target=_Top href="newspics9/57324-2.jpg"><img width=800 border=0 src="newspics9/57324-2.jpg"></A></center> May 14, 2018 <center><B>Auction result</B></center><P><P> <B>Tennants Auction, Leyburn, May 13, 2018 </B> <P> 1935 Bugatti Type 57  Grand Raid Tourer, Chassis 57324 , Estimate: 700,000-1,000,000 : Not Sold<P> <Hr> <center><img border=0 src="newspics9/ebm-1.jpg"></center><P> May 5, 2018 <center><B>EBM Prototipo Bugatti - Spyder Pininfarina design - 1999 </B></center><P><P> <center><table cellspacing=9 cellpadding=0 width=800 border=0> <TR><td> <B><I><A target=_Top HREF="https://veiling.catawiki.nl/kavels/18368691-ebm-prototipo-bugatti-spyder-pininfarina-design-1999">Currently on auction at Catawiki, auction ending May 16.</A></I></B><P> Remembering from way back in 2005, when I presented the Bugatti Speedster by EBM of south Africa, see <A Target=_Top HREF="2005news.htm#ebm">the 2005 News page, July 16</A> ?<P> Well, in that very article, I mentioned that there were in fact three prototypes, two speedsters and a Coup, and that one of the speedsters did not exist anymore. Well, in fact that very car is now on offer, and yours to bid on!<P> </table> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/ebm-8.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/ebm-8s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/ebm-2.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/ebm-2s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/ebm-3.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/ebm-3s.jpg"></A><P> <table cellspacing=9 cellpadding=0 width=800 border=0> <TR><td> The description as it goes with the auction is as follows:<P> Project to be completed in advanced condition of completion, every part is new. <P> The car, although new, was checked and painted in all its details, while the bodywork has a primer that will have to be sanded for the final painting. <P> All colours are in line with the choice made by the Brunei Sultan, who wanted the car in the following combination: <Br> silver in colour, with matte black details and bronze/golden wheels, interior had to be black and gold. He was supposed to be the first buyer for the launch of the car in production, but the car was no longer delivered and stayed in Britain until my purchase in 2017. <P> The car was designed by Pininfarina and then built in Great Britain by an unknown company made up of racing car engineers. According to a report, the car was registered in the United Kingdom in the 2000s and was therefore also tested in a test centre. <Br> The car follows the single copy mode registered as: <Br> EBM TAZIO SPYDER, A vin chassis results: EBM-RSA 99100021 <P> According to the Individual Vehicle Approval (VAT) in Great Britain, the car can be re-registered according to their regulations after special inspections and tests, based on the old documentation. The car must be completed and functioning in all its parts before booking the check-up. Once re-registered in Great Britain, the car can be easily re-registered in the buyer's country. There is no obligation on the part of the buyer to road re-registering. <P> The car can also be registered as a new construction in various countries around the world. <P> It has a vin chassis mark on the frame, only valid for UK re-registration, but no registration document (V5 or V5c) is included with the car. <P> This car still is a unique example built at the end of the 1990s, even the lines are those of the time It very much reminds some Ferraris. The idea was to build a spyder car that could be used on the road but also on the track and participate in endurance racing.<P> The Chevrolet v8 5.0 type 305 small block engine (the same monobloc used for the f5000 of the 70s) with 5-speed gearbox plus audi getrag type reverse gear is included in the sale. Engine is to be overhauled but it is complete, it is a good engine for great performance and various processing, gearbox is ready to use, then you will have to build the lines of connection between the levers in the car and the motion control already present on the gearbox It also has engine mounts. Radiator is from factory, repainted, ready to fix. <P> There is also a double engine air intake to be fixed to the bonnet, a very rare and original piece already studied, also used on the le mans version of 512bb Ferrari Seats were purchased new, all connections for the assembling are present, including safety belts All you see in the photos will be sold.<P> I can help in finding the missing parts and provide support in car refinishing The car was viewed by the Simbol Design Automotive company, well-known for producing special cars Available to finish upon request up to on-road setup.<P> An engine up to 12 cylinders can be installed, there's room in the frame to do it, provided it is not a boxer.<P> Once completed, this car will become a much sought-after car and highly valuable for investment A truly unique car. I am available for any info and for viewing the car by appointment, located in Crevoladossola (Italy).<P> </table> <P> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/ebm-4.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/ebm-4s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/ebm-5.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/ebm-5s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/ebm-6.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/ebm-6s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/ebm-7.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/ebm-7s.jpg"></A><P> <table cellspacing=9 cellpadding=0 width=800 border=0> <TR><td> So, a unique project, below what the finished speedster could look like (this is the other one of the two speedsters, from the article of 2005):<P> <center><img border=0 src="newspics/speeds0.jpg"></center><P> And the coup you may ask, how does that look? Well, I found photographs of it on a French website:<P> </table> <center><img border=0 src="newspics9/ebm-coupe1.jpg"></center><P> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/ebm-coupe2.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/ebm-coupe2s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/ebm-coupe3.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/ebm-coupe3s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/ebm-coupe4.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/ebm-coupe4s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/ebm-coupe5.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/ebm-coupe5s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/ebm-coupe6.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/ebm-coupe6s.jpg"></A><P> In my opinion, this coup, with American engine and Audi running gear, is less good looking than her open-top sisters.<P></center> <Hr> <center><img border=0 src="newspics9/jail.jpg"></center><P> May 5, 2018 <center><B>Sentence read for selling Replica Bugatti's</B></center><P><P> <center><table cellspacing=9 cellpadding=0 width=800 border=0> <TR><td> <B><I>The two men from the small town of Westervoort were sentenced to 200 hours community service plus six months in prison, suspended.</I></B><P> Remember the article from April 18? Well, the judge has spoken the verdict. <P> At the hearing in mid-April, the defendants argued that the ten delivered vehicles were composed of authentic parts of old, disassembled Bugatti's. Thus, the constructed cars were real old-timers. However, the judge considered the fraud proven.<P> </table></center><P> <Hr> <center><img border=0 src="newspics9/t46-46065.jpg"> </center><P>May 3, 2018 <center><B>Auction results</B></center><P> <B>Osenat Auction, Strasbourg, France, May 1, 2018 </B><P> <UL> <Li>Lot 1, miniature autorail Bugatti, 300, costs included <Li>Lot 5, 2 miniature autorail Bugatti, 336 <Li>Lot 7, 3 miniature autorail Bugatti, 480 <Li>Lot 12, vise, original, 4560 <Li>Lot 19, vise, not original, 3360 <Li>Lot 28, vise, not original, 4800 <Li>Lot36, vise, not original, 4800 <Li>Lot 41, vise, not original, 5400 <Li>Lot 45, Bugatti Vise legs, original, 3600 <Li>Lot 47, vise, not original, 5400 <Li>Lot 48, Bed made for Jean Bugatti, 4200<P> <Li>Lot 49, Type 49 engine, No L 73, estimate: 30 - 50 k , sold at 22800 <Li>Lot 50, radiator Type 44, 4560<P> <Li>Lot 135, Type 23 Brescia Reconstruction, estimate: 60 - 100 k , sold at 60000 <Li>Lot 136, Type 35B, BC41, estimate: 400 - 600 k , sold at 528000 <Li>Lot 137, Type 46 Petit Royale Coup de Ville, 46065, estimate: 350 - 450 k , sold at 384000 <Li>Lot 138, Type 51 reconstruction, estimate: 350 - 500 k , sold at 342000 <Li>Lot 139, Type 49 Roadster, BC60/49572, estimate: 320 - 380 k , sold at 360000 <Li>Lot 140, 1925 Type 35, Chassis 3537, estimate: 300 - 400 k , sold at 336000 <Li>Lot 141, Type 49 Torpedo 4 places, chassis 49125, estimate: 320 - 380 k , not sold <Li>Lot 142, 1930 Type 35A, estimate: 290 - 350 k , not sold <Li>Lot 143, Type 57 Galibier, Chassis 57761, engine 552, estimate: 320 - 380 k , sold at 432000<P> <Li>Lot 134, VW Beetle based "Bugatti", 1963, estimate: 8 - 12 k , sold at 36000 <Li>Lot 155, Pur Sang Type 51, nr 1970/2010, estimate: 200 - 250 k , not sold <Li>Lot 156, Citron Mhari, ex Caroline Bugatti, 15000 <P> <I> Info From Cyril Gautier</I> </UL> <P>We see here again the importance of originality; the one car that was totally original, the Galibier, was the only one fetching a higher price than the max. estimate... Exception being the VW beetle based replica....<P> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/osenat-2018-bugatti.pdf">PDF file with all Bugatti items, photographs + descriptions</A> <P> <Hr> <center><a target=_Top href="newspics9/chiron-se.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/chiron-seb.jpg"></A></center> May 3, 2018 <center><B>Extreme Bugatti Chiron Special Edition Coming Inspired By Vision GT</B></center><P><P> Bugatti will reveal a new special edition model later this year.<P> At this year s Geneva Motor Show, Bugatti unveiled the track-focused Chiron Sport. A true Chiron successor will eventually arrive, but in the meantime new CEO Stephen Winkelmann has hinted that several new Bugatti models are also in the pipeline, marking the first time the automaker has developed more than one model at a time. Bugatti hasn't revealed what these models will be, but one of them was recently previewed at a private event in Los Angeles. <Hr> <center><img border=0 src="newspics9/jail.jpg"></center> April 18, 2018 <center><B>Going to jail for selling Replica Bugatti's</B></center><P><P> <center><table cellspacing=9 cellpadding=0 width=800 border=0> <TR><td> <B><I>Two men from the small town of Westervoort in the Netherlands, aged 50 and 60, sold Bugatti's at incredibly low prices, However "they are real". </I></B><P> The pair was arrested already in 2013, but were now brought to court, sentence will be in two weeks from now. The main question in the court in Arnhem was, if the cars were produced using 100 year old parts, or if they were completely new replica's.<P> Justice is convinced that the second scenario is valid, and that the two was fooling around with the tax department.<P> This of course beacuse the import taxes for oldtimers is considerably lower than for new automobiles. By marking the replica's as oldtimers, the two paid at least 180,000 euro less taxes. The District Attorney demands jail time of 14 months for the older of the two, and 10 months for the younger suspect.<P> <B>Gray area</B> <P> The two of course claimed their innocence. "If you take a piece of fabric from the 1930's to make a dress, what do you call it?", said the youngest one in court, "tell me, madame Judge, I think it is a gray area. We never intended to avoid paying taxes".<P> The criminal acts were committed between 2008 and 2013. The two men worked with an Argentinian car builder (we know who they are), who delivered them a dozen classic Bugatti's. The suspects stated that the cars were built using authentic parts of old, dismantled Bugatti's. Thus, they were oldtimers, they say.<P> The justice department comes to a different conclusion. According to them, it has been proven that all parts of these imported Bugatti's are in fact new.<P> <B>Replica's</B><P> "The Argentinian firm the two did business with, make replica's of old automobiles", according to the DA. Where an authentic Bugatti from early last century will be worth about 2 million euro, the imported cars were sold for a fraction of that, in a single case as low as 60,000 euro. "also for the buyers it was absolutely clear that the cars were replica's, and the suspects did not know? I absolutely believe nothing of that."<P> Strangely, the customs department did not see anything strange over those years, "and that while they do a thorough inspection of each car", said one of the lawyers. "They knew of all the details, and never made any objection to importing those Bugatti's at the oldtimers tax rate".<P> As I said, the verdict will be in two weeks from now.<P> </table></center> <Hr> <center><a target=_Top href="newspics9/plane144.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/plane144b.jpg"></A></center> April 15, 2018 <center><B>Small, Smaller, Smallest.....</B></center><P><P> You know me as an enthusiast of the Bugatti airplane, and also as someone who pays attention to Bugatti miniature models. In fact, I have some kits of the 100P Bugatti airplane still waiting to be built.. <P> From Japan this novelty, in three ways:<Br> - The kit is in 1:144 scale, a scale usually used for large airplanes.<Br> - The kit is a combination of two models; the Bugatti Airplane and the T57SC Atlantic.<Br> - The kit was made by 3D-printing.<P> Apparently, not many are made, you can order from this website, which delivers internationally: <a target=_Top href="https://www.dameya.net/shopdetail/000000000512/">www.dameya.net/shopdetail/000000000512/</A><P> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/plane144-2.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/plane144-2s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/plane144-3.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/plane144-3s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/plane144-4.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/plane144-4s.jpg"></A><P> <Hr> <center><a target=_Top href="newspics9/43186-1.jpg"><img width=800 border=0 src="newspics9/43186-1.jpg"></A></center> April 9, 2018 <center><B>Auction result</B></center><P><P> <B>Artcurial Auction - Automobiles sur les Champs 12, Paris, France, April 8, 2018 </B> <P> 1927 Bugatti Type 43 Torpdo Grand Sport, Chassis n "43186", Estimate: 500,000 - 800,000 : Not Sold<P> <Hr> <center><a target=_Top href="newspics9/441141-1.jpg"><img border=0 width=800 src="newspics9/441141-1b.jpg"></A></center><P>March 30, 2018 <center><B>Auctions results</B></center><P> <B>Osenat Auction, Automobilia & Automobiles de collection, Fontainebleau, France, March 24, 2018</B><P> 1928 Bugatti Type 44 Cabriolet Vanvooren 4 places, Chassis 44646 moteur 402: Sold for 360,000 <P> <P> <B>Coys Auction Techno Classica Essen, Germany, March 24, 2018 </B><P> 1928 Bugatti T44 Fiacre by Gangloff, Chassis 441141, Estimate 500,000- 550,000: Sold for 618,750<P> <Hr> <center><a target=_Top href="newspics9/panther.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/panthers.jpg"></A></center><P>March 24, 2018 <center><B>Auction result</B></center><P> Sotheby's Art Impressionniste et Moderne auction, Paris, March 23:<P> Rembrandt Bugatti - PETITE PANTHRE SE LCHANT LA PATTE, Estimate 100,000  150,000, Sold for 285,000 EUR <P> <Hr> <center><a target=_Top href="newspics9/atlantic.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/atlantics.jpg"></A></center><P> March 24, 2018 <center><B>Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic wins the category  Classics of the 1920s and 1930s - Again</B></center><P> <center><table cellspacing=9 cellpadding=0 width=800 border=0> <TR><td> <I>Molsheim/Essen, 23 March 2018 </I><Br> Bugatti has set up a record at this year s  Motor Klassik Award ceremony held by German motoring magazine Motor Klassik. The Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, one of the world s most beautiful and most valuable automobiles, has been chosen by readers of Motor Klassik for the fifth time as the best car of the 1920s and 1930s. Bugatti is therefore the first brand to have won an award every time it entered and so often in one category. The award ceremony was held in the Colosseum Theater in Essen. <P> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/atlantic2.jpg"><img border=0 align=right src="newspics9/atlantic2s.jpg"></A>  This award for the Atlantic is a great honour for us, said Julius Kruta, Head of Tradition at Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., at the award ceremony.  It is great to see that people are still so thrilled by this incredibly beautiful car. We would like to thank the readers of Motor Klassik for this fantastic result. The supercar was once again the clear winner against five competitors in its class, with 37.3 percent of the votes cast. <P> In 1936 to 1938, only four examples of the 57SC Atlantic were built. Nowadays, only two of these cars still exist in entirely original condition. The Atlantic is the most famous variant of the Type 57. With the SC model ( SC stands for  supercharger ), Jean Bugatti, son of company founder Ettore, wanted to offer a sports racing variant in addition to the standard version. The sports coupe was equipped with an in-line 8-cylinder engine with a displacement of 3,257 cm which developed about 200 PS. The vehicle could reach speeds in excess of 200 km/h. <P> Jean Bugatti, who had already proved his talent for special body designs with the Type 41 Royale, the Type 55 Roadster and the Type 50, designed an extremely lightweight, aerodynamic body for the Atlantic. Aluminium was used for the body panels. The result was the distinctive design feature of the Atlantic, a clearly accentuated dorsal seam running from the windscreen to the rear bumper. This is a riveted joint that holds the two halves of the aluminium body together and is today a characteristic design element of the brand. The wheels stand out from the body and are accentuated by huge wings. Viewed from above, the beautiful, elegant shape of the Atlantic becomes especially clear, with the extremely long bonnet running into the round rear, forming an oval. <P> During the annual survey held by Motor Klassik, a motoring magazine published by Motor Presse of Stuttgart, readers are asked which classic cars they especially appreciate and which modern vehicles could become coveted classics or recent classics in a few decades. There are six categories based on the year of production and six special categories. <P> <B>Editor's comments (same as last year!):</B><P> <I>Of course I agree 100% with the T57SC Atlantic winning this survey, but they did a few things wrong:<P> Of course a photograph of an original Atlantic should have been displayed with the article, not a replica. A better one was shown during the award ceremony!<P> The prize should not have been given to VW-Bugatti, who just bought the name. It should have been given to members of the Bugatti family, like one of Ettore's living children Therse and Michel or his granddaughter Caroline, who seems to be most involved with the family tradition nowadays. </I><P> </table></center> <Hr> <center><img border=0 src="newspics9/57442.jpg"></center><P> March 12, 2018 <center><B> Auction result</B></center><P> <B>March 9, 2018 Gooding & Co - The Amelia Island auction, Florida, USA</B><P> 1936 Bugatti T57 Stelvio Gangloff, Chassis 57442, Estimate: $450,000 - $600,000, Sold for: $198,000<P> <Hr> <center><a target=_Top href="newspics9/chiron9.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/chiron9b.jpg"></A></center><P> March 10, 2018 <center><B>Bugatti Boss Hints At New Models Beyond The Chiron </B></center><P> <center><table cellspacing=9 cellpadding=0 width=800 border=0> <TR><td> <I>Could a second Bugatti model join the Chiron? </I><P> There were several significant supercar and hypercar debuts at this year s Geneva Motor Show. One of them was the surprise reveal of the track-focused Bugatti Chiron Sport. While it isn t more powerful than the regular Chiron, packing the same 16 cylinder 8.0-liter engine with 1,479 hp on tap, it s lighter and faster around corners, making it more suited to the track than the standard Chiron. Inevitably, we will eventually see a successor to the Chiron, but Autocar reports that Bugatti has already started conceptual work on several new models.<P>  I can confirm we have a team working on future projects, Bugatti s new boss Stephan Winkelmann said at the Geneva Motor Show.  I will not say more now, but keep an eye on what we are doing in Molsheim - there will be more. Winkelmann refused to elaborate on his statement. What s interesting here is that the CEO didn t just say Bugatti is working on its next car  it s working on multiple projects, when the automaker normally only develops a single car at a time. This could be hinting at a companion car for the Chiron, or a more powerful Chiron Super Sport for Bugatti s planned top speed record attempt this year to reclaim the crown from the Koenigsseg Agera RS. <P> Former CEO Wolfgang Drheimer has also previously declared that  the four-door car is not dead, raising the possibility of Bugatti producing a four-door super sedan as a production version of the Galibier concept unveiled back in 2009. A final decision on what form Bugatti s next car will take will be decided before the end of the year. Drheimer also confirmed that Bugatti s next hypercar will most likely adopt a hybrid powertrain. A second model line is also being considered to join the Chiron s successor, which might be built while Bugatti continues to develop hybrid technology for its next hypercar to ensure it meets the performance standards the automaker is renowned for.<P> <I>Source: Carbuzz.com</I> </Table></Center> <Hr> <center><img border=0 src="newspics9/atlantic-mullin.jpg"></center><P> March 6, 2018 <center><B>Peter Mullin Reveals Plans to Open New Museum in England </B></center><P> <center><table cellspacing=9 cellpadding=0 width=750 border=0> <TR><td> <I>160-acre facility replete with vacation lodging and storage space</I><P> ccording to Octane magazine, automotive museum mogul Peter Mullin plans to open a new museum in England. The all-new facility will house examples of Mullin s extensive collection of pre- and post-war cars, primarily of French origin. The $200 million development is tentatively called The Mullin at Great Tew, located in the Cotswolds region of south England. Approximately 160-acres are set aside for the elaborate structure, set to draw 200,000 visitors a year when it opens in 2020.<P> Specifically, the proposed museum will break ground on a portion of the Enstone airfield, some 20 miles north of Oxford. The building features 60,000 sq. ft of display space over four floors, accompanied by 50,000 sq. ft of storage space. On the museum grounds, a demonstration track and workshop complex will serve visitors. For patrons of the museum and well-heeled visitors, a series of 28 lodges are planned with various layouts and sizes.<P> At the moment, there s no word on the future of the original Mullin museum located in Oxnard, California. The 50,000 sq. ft. facility houses some of the greatest Art Deco-era cars the industry has ever seen, ranging from a perfect 1936 Bugatti Type 57C Atlantic to a 1925 Bugatti Type 22 pulled from the depths of an Italian lake.<P> <center><img border=0 src="newspics9/citroen-mullin.jpg"><Br>Peter Mullin posing with a "Flying" Citron DS at his recent Citron exhibition in Oxnard.</center><P> Don t expect to only see Mullin s collection at the new facility.   I know from my experience with the Mullin museum at Oxnard [California] and the Petersen that there s a tradition of lending vehicles to other museums for exhibitions, and I m sure there ll be opportunities for that here, he told Octane.  It won t just be about classics, however. We want to celebrate not just where we ve been but where we re going. <P> Considering the reasonably quiet nature of the area, not everyone is pleased with the plans. Some residents, including actor Sir Patrick Stewart, are vocal in their dissent against the proposal with some calling it  elitist. Project director Kieran Hedigan told Octane that  One of the key objectives of The Mullin is to serve audiences of all ages, rich and poor, young and old, he said.  This project will transform an overgrown brownfield site into a destination for grandparents and grandchildren and everyone in between. <P> </Table></Center> <I>Source: www.automobilemag.com</I> <HR> <center><a target=_Top href="newspics9/chiron-sport1.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/chiron-sport1b.jpg"></A></center><P> March 6, 2018 <center><B>88th Geneva International Motor Show 2018: Bugatti presents Chiron Sport as a world premiere </B></center><P> <center><table cellspacing=9 cellpadding=0 width=750 border=0> <TR><td> <I> Molsheim / Geneva, 6 March 2018.<P> Top photo: Presentation in Geneva at 10 AM on March 6.</I><P> <UL> <Li>Chiron Sport is a new version of the Chiron <Li>Bugatti hones the Chiron and gives the Sport version, which has the same power output and performance data, significantly improved handling and even greater agility <Li>Dynamic handling package with stiffer suspension and new Dynamic Torque Vectoring function <Li>Weight reduction of 18 kilograms <Li>Chiron Sport corners significantly faster: lap times on Nard handling circuit five seconds better than with Chiron <Li>Bugatti has developed the Chiron Sport for customers wanting an even sportier driving experience with their Chiron, with improved lateral dynamics on winding roads <Li>Chiron Sport distinguished by a new wheel design and four-pipe exhaust deflector <Li>Chiron Sport is the first production vehicle in the automotive industry with carbon fibre windscreen wipers <Li>Base price is 2.65 million net (US market: US$3.26 million including transport, customs duties, taxes and fees) <Li>Customers can choose individual colour and trim options to give their car an even sportier appearance <Li>First deliveries are planned for the end of the year <Li><A Target=_Top HREF="newspics9/chiron-sport.ppt">Presentation with 17 photographs</A> </I><P> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/chiron-sport2.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/chiron-sport2b.jpg"></A><P> Bugatti has honed the Chiron and is offering a Sport version of its 1,500 PS super sports car two years after its world debut at the Geneva International Motor Show. At the same venue this year, the French luxury brand is presenting the Chiron Sport2 which offers significantly improved handling and even greater agility with no change in the power or performance data. For this purpose, Bugatti has developed a dynamic handling package and reduced the weight of its car by about 18 kilograms. As a result, the Chiron Sport reaches higher cornering speeds and can lap the Nard handling circuit in the south of Italy five seconds faster than the Chiron. The main differences between the appearance of the Chiron Sport and the standard version are a new wheel design and new four-pipe exhaust deflector. The basic price of the Chiron Sport is 2.65 million net. A base price of US$3.26 million including transport, customs duties, taxes and fees has been set for the US market. In addition, there is an optional colour and trim package allowing customers to individually tailor the sporty appearance of their Chiron Sport. It is planned to deliver the first vehicles to customers at the end of the year. <P>  We have developed the Chiron Sport for customers wanting an even sportier driving experience with their Chiron, with improved lateral dynamics on winding roads, says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.  What was important for us was to leave unchanged the unique character of the Chiron, its combination of ultimate performance, longitudinal acceleration and maximum speed with luxury, comfort and everyday usability. <P> This is why the extreme power and performance data of the Chiron as well as the ease and convenience of driving remain unchanged. There is however a significant improvement in the handling of the Chiron Sport. <P>  The Chiron Sport has become perceptibly more nimble and its new agility, especially in tight corners makes for a much more emotional experience for the driver on winding roads and handling circuits, Winkelmann continues. <P> <B>Dynamic handling package and lighter weight make Chiron Sport faster </B><P> The Chiron Sport benefits from a new dynamic handling package. The Bugatti developers have defined a stiffer suspension. This includes a new control strategy for the shock absorbers, which react 10 percent more stiffly than on the Chiron on average. The steering has also been modified without sacrificing its outstanding direct feel and its calculable performance. These new settings only take effect in the Handling mode of the Chiron Sport, which is therefore distinguished from the EB mode more clearly for the driver. <P> In addition to these changes, the rear-axle differential has been optimised and the car now features a Dynamic Torque Vectoring function that distributes torque individually to the wheels on each side, significantly improving the steering behaviour and agility of the vehicle, especially in tight curves. This change is effective in all driving modes. <P> One of the modifications which make the Chiron Sport more nimble is a weight reduction of about 18 kilograms, thanks to the use of new lightweight parts. The greatest savings were possible as a result of the new lightweight wheels, together with increased use of carbon fibre, for example for the stabiliser, the intercooler cover or the newly developed windscreen wipers. The Chiron Sport also features lighter glass in the rear window and a new, lighter exhaust deflector. <P> As a result, the Chiron Sport has become even more responsive and corners even faster. On the handling course of the Nard test circuit, Bugatti developers recorded a lap time which is five seconds faster than the base Chiron model. Due to its design the Nard circuit is especially well-suited as a reference track for the Chiron, as the super sports car can reach its full handling potential even at cornering speeds in excess of 200 km/h. <P> <B>Bugatti is the first manufacturer to develop a carbon fibre windscreen wiper</B><P> The windscreen wiper arms developed by Bugatti for the Chiron Sport are an interesting technical detail. This is the first production car to feature windscreen wiper arms made from carbon fibre. This new development means that Bugatti no longer needs the articulated joints which normally feature on conventional wipers. The function of these joints has been integrated into the carbon fibre structure of the wiper arms. In addition, the wiper arm tips, which are made from aluminium, are produced by a weight-saving 3-D printing process. This means that the new carbon fibre wipers are 77 percent or 1.4 kg lighter than their predecessors. <P> In addition, thanks to the new material, the wiper arms have a new profile that allows improved aerodynamic properties. <P> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/chiron-sport3.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/chiron-sport3b.jpg"></A><P> <B>New wheel rims and exhaust deflector distinguish Chiron Sport from Chiron </B><P> At first glance, the Chiron Sport can be recognised by its new  Course alloy wheel rims and the new exhaust deflector, which has four round tailpipes instead of the rectangular design used on the Chiron. In addition, the Sport version has a number of design features that underline its identity as a Chiron Sport. For example, the engine starter button and the driving mode selector knob on the steering wheel as well as the marketing plate have an anodised black finish, the  Sport logo is in evidence on the door sill strips and there is an insert on the central console with an embroidered  Chiron Sport logo. <P> <B>More colour and trim options available for an even sportier look </B><P> In addition, Bugatti s design team has created a package of colour and trim options for the Chiron Sport allowing customers to give their vehicles the sportiest look possible. The Chiron Sport on show in Geneva features all the options available. <P> The vehicle body has a classic duo-tone colour scheme. The A-colour at the rear of the vehicle is determined by visible grey carbon; Italian Red paintwork at the front represents the B-colour. Apart from red, the colours available are  French Racing Blue , the silver tone  Gris Rafale and a dark grey  Gun Powder . <P> The distinctive Bugatti side line, a C-shaped trim strip made from aluminium alloy, is painted in the B-colour, in this case  Italian Red . This red tone is also to be found on the brake calipers, the EB logo on the hubcaps, the underside of the rear spoiler and in the labelling on the intercooler cover. Here, it creates an exciting contrast with the  Gun Powder grey of the carbon fibre intercooler cover and the same tone which is used for paintwork on the wheel rims, the aluminium bezel of the Chiron s iconic rear lights, the EB logo on the rear and the famous Bugatti horseshoe on the radiator grille. <P> A red  16 is positioned prominently on the black-painted grid of the radiator grille  referring to the number of cylinders which gives the Chiron engine its unique position. <P> Black is the dominant colour of the interior. All the controls of the car have a black anodised finish. The steering wheel and selector lever are covered with suede leather. In addition, Bugatti has used three materials for the styling of the interior: Alcantara for the roof liner including the A-pillar and sun blinds, the rear wall trim, the sill trims, the lower part of the central console, the insides of the seat side cushions and the boot lining. Smooth leather is used for the seats, the inside door trims, the islands on the dashboard including the instrument cluster trim, the airbag container on the steering wheel and the armrest and insert of the central console. Finally, the dashboard itself, the door trims, the rears of the backrests and the steering column housing are made from exposed carbon fibre. <P> The B-colour of the exterior,  Italian Red on the Geneva show car, is used to create restrained but distinctive accents in the interior, for example on the stitching, the safety belt, the surround of the C-shaped light bar in the centre of the vehicle, the back of the rear-view mirror and the lining of the central console stowage compartment. <P> Including this optional colour and trim package, the Chiron Sport on show in Geneva costs 2.98 million net (US market: US$3.672 million gross), which probably makes it the most expensive production car on display at this year s show. <P> The International Motor Show is being held at the Palexpo exhibition centre in Geneva from 8 to 18 March 2018. The Bugatti stand is in Hall 1. <P> <A Target=_Top HREF="newspics9/chiron-sport.ppt">Presentation with 17 photographs</A> </table></center> <Hr> March 6, 2018 <center><B> Auction results</B></center><P> <B>March 6, 2018, Catawiki auction</B><P> Bugatti T57SC Atlantic toy, Chinese, 2018, Estimate: 12 Euro, Sold for 135 euro (Including costs)<Br><I> Congratulations buyer "5497"!</I><P> Catawiki did not seriously react to my emailing them, and did not withdraw the item from the sale. <Hr> <center><img border=0 src="newspics9/stupid2.jpg"></center> March 1, 2018 <center><B> Big frauds, small frauds</B></center><P> You may sometimes visit auction sites, like Ebay or Catawiki, to find something really special for your collection. At least I do, and I have found quite a few nice things over the years (some of which I have since sold....)<P> However, a few days ago I found something very interesting on Catawiki, see the listing below:<P> <center><img border=0 src="newspics9/stupid1.jpg"></center><P> The description in the <a target=_Top href="https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/16903129-unique-bugatti-57sc-atlantic-in-wine-red-colour?utm_term=datafeed1&utm_campaign=Curio-COM&amc=inc.Catawiki.207504.217260.82653&utm_content=207504&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=pn">Catawiki page</A> indicates how very special this model is:<Br> <center><table cellspacing=9 cellpadding=0 width=750 border=0> <TR><td> <B>England 2002-1/24 scale, 1936 model - alloy metal - abs</B><UL> <Li>Scale: 1:24 <Li>Model: Coupe <Li>Material: Diecast </UL> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/stupid3.jpg"><img align=right border=0 src="newspics9/stupid3s.jpg"></A> 1936 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic, in wine-red colour, 1/24 scale <P> The Bugatti 57SC Atlantic Coupe, also known as 57 SC Atlantic, is a Coupe designed by Jean Bugatti and marketed from 1936 to 1938, in only 4 specimens. <P> The present model is a beautiful miniature with perfect finish, faithful to the real 1936 Bugatti. <P> A beautiful specimen, purchased in England around 2002. <P> Made out of metal and abs material, resistant to moisture and ageing. <P> Flawless, perfect and functional, not a scratch, painstakingly preserved. <P> For collectors or those who want to own a truly unique piece. <P> 1/24 scale, wine-red colour <P> With original box <P> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/stupid4.jpg"><img align=right border=0 src="newspics9/stupid4s.jpg"></A>Copy with suicide doors like the real Bugatti. It makes sounds: the engine roar and the sound of the horn are wicked! <P> Noteworthy are the coats of arms on the rims, accurate to the smallest detail, and the Bugatti Emblem on the nose. <P> One of a kind, only 4 copies have been made in the whole world. <P> Under the car there is a button to turn on the lights. Truly spectacular. <P> Tracked shipping via courier. <P> </table></center> So, indeed an impressive miniature, only 4 made in the whole world!<Br> And, somebody was wise enough to bid 89 euro for this unique specimen!<Br> With the 9% auction cost for the buyer (16% for the seller), and postage, he will pay only a bit more than 100 euro, a steal!<P> Until I found the listing below on AliExpress.com (ordering straight from China):<P> <center><img border=0 width=900 src="newspics9/stupid5.jpg"></center><P> So, for less than 14 dollar, about 12 euro, you can order the same one in China, including shipping. There's a few versions, including the dark red one, and also a version with the higher rear fin, like on the T51 Dubos coup. Have a look on Aliexpress.com, and search for "Bugatti Classic". The scale is 1:28 by the way.<P> What drew my attention to this fraud? It's the funny cuts in the ridge on the roof and fenders, very unlike the original, and reason why I did not yet order it from China!<P> I contacted Catawiki, and they have their experts investigating it. Hopefully they will withdraw the item from their auction, which ends on Tuesday March 6 at 20:00. <Hr> <center><img border=0 src="newspics9/drouot.jpg"></center> February 18, 2018 <center><B> Molsheim acquires a collection of Bugatti photographs and documents</B></center><P> The DNA, Dernires Nouvelles d'Alsace, published today that the town of Molsheim was contacted by a collector from Paris, who had during years been collecting together with her husband. The collection comprises original photographs, publicity posters and patent documents. <P> After consulting with Grgory Oswald, curator of the Muse de la Chartreuse, the collection was bought for 28.000 euro.<P> The documents will be object of a special exhibition in the Muse de la Chartreuse in August and September, to coincide with the Festival. <P><I>Thanks to Guy Schitter</I><Hr> <Hr> <H1><A HREF="oldnews.htm">Bugatti news, former issues</A> </H1> <HR> <A NAME="Events"><H2><center>Bugatti events</center></H2><P> <P><Hr> <center><a target=_Top href="newspics9/mullin-atlantic.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/mullin-atlanticb.jpg"></A></center><P> April 14, 2018 until ? <B>French coachbuilt cars exhibition at the Mullin Museum</B> Oxnard, CA, USA<P> <center><table cellspacing=9 cellpadding=0 width=800 border=0> <TR><td>  L epoque des Carrossiers: The Art and Times of the French Coachbuilders is the title of a new exhibition opening April 14 at the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, where some of the most sculpturally sensual cars in the world will be on display. Among those cars are the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic by Jean Bugatti, 1939 Delahaye Type 165 cabriolet by Figoni et Falaschi and 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS  Goutte d Eau. <P>  Our new exhibit will showcase the sublime beauty and artistry of France s finest coachbuilt cars, Peter Mullin, the museum s founder, was quoted in a news release.  The display highlights the nuanced details and elegant craftsmanship that define and distinguish each of the coachbuilders from one another.<P>  The elegant cars paired with their rich and diverse stories will create a captivating educational experience on the coachbuilt genre. <P> Included in the exhibit are works by Bugatti, Citroen, De Villars, Figoni et Falaschi, Henri Chapron, Henri Labourdette, Guiet & Cie., Pourtout, Jacques Saoutchik, Vanvorren and Gabriel Voisin, the museum said.<P> Several of the vehicles are Best of Show winners at major concours d elegance. </Table></Center> <P><I>The photo above is worth a click: it is in fact super-detailed!</I> <Hr> <center><img target=_Top border=0 src="newspics9/57766.jpg"></center><P> August 24 & 25, 2018 <B>Gooding & Company Pebble Beach auctions</B> Pebble Beach, CA, USA<P> 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante<P> Chassis: 57766, Engine: C57 <P>Estimate: $2,800,000 - $3,300,000 <P> Formerly the Property of Al Garthwaite and John W. Straus <Br>Pebble Beach Award-Winning Restoration by Sargent Metal Works <Br>Fitted with Rare Alloy Coachwork<P> <a target=_Top href="https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1938-bugatti-type-57c-atalante-2/">More info</a>.<P> <center><img target=_Top border=0 src="newspics9/51132.jpg"></center><P> 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix<P> Chassis: 51132, Engine: 15 <P> Estimate: $3,200,000 - $3,700,000 <P> <UL> <Li>Original Bugatti Works Grand Prix Racing Car <Li>Extraordinary Period Grand Prix History and Provenance <Li>Formerly Owned by Noted Racing Driver Jean-Pierre Wimille <Li>Documented, Correct Re-Chassis in Period by the Bugatti Works <Li>Retains Original Bodywork, Gearbox, and Rear Axle </UL><P> <a target=_Top href="https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1931-bugatti-type-51-grand-prix-2/">More info</a>.<P> 2014 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse<P> Estimate: $2,100,000 - $2,600,000 <P> <a target=_Top href="https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/2014-bugatti-veyron-grand-sport-vitesse/">More info</a>.<P> <Hr> <center><a target=_Top href="newspics9/57563.jpg"><img border=0 width=800 src="newspics9/57563.jpg"></A></center><P> August 30 - September 3, 2018 <B>Lime Rock Historics</B> Lakeville, Conn., USA<P> One of the largest vintage cars events in North America, Historic Festival 36 will be held at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn., over Labor Day Weekend (Aug. 30  Sept. 3) and feature:<UL> <Li>The only North American classic car race and concours held in the same location <Li>The largest gathering of historic Bugatti, this year s featured marque, with 50+ Bugatti racing and on display - #BugattiInvasion <Li>Bugatti Collector Peter Mullin as the honored guest showcasing his Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe, one of the world s most expensive cars <Li>Ralph Lauren's Type 57SC Gangloff Convertible that inspired an eyewear collection <Li>Simeone Foundation s Bugatti 57G  Tank that won the 1937 Le Mans 24 Hour race <Li>The American Bugatti Club and the 60th Anniversary Celebration of the Vintage Sports Car Club of America </UL><P> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/lr2018">PDF with more info</A> Visit <a target=_Top href="http://www.LimeRockHistorics.com">www.LimeRockHistorics.com</A> to learn more. <P> <Hr> <center><img target=_Top border=0 src="newspics9/4238-1.jpg"></center><P> September 8, 2018 <B>Bonhams' Goodwood Revival auction</B> Chichester, Goodwood, UK<P> 1922 Bugatti Type 30 <P> Chassis no. 4238 Engine no. 242/5<P> Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000, 450,000 - 680,000<P> <center> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/4238-2.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/4238-2s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/4238-3.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/4238-3s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/4238-4.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/4238-4s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/4238-5.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/4238-5s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/4238-6.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/4238-6s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/4238-7.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/4238-7s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/4238-8.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/4238-8s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/4238-9.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/4238-9s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/4238-10.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/4238-10s.jpg"></A><P> </center> <a target=_Top href="http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24878/preview_lot/5192509/?category=list&length=10&page=1">More info</a>.<P> <center><img target=_Top border=0 src="newspics9/2058-1.jpg"></center><P> 1924 Bugatti Brescia Type 13a<P> Chassis no. 2058, Engine no. 366<P> Estimate: 380,000 - 400,000, 420,000 - 440,000<P> <center> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/2058-2.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/2058-2s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/2058-3.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/2058-3s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/2058-4.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/2058-4s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/2058-5.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/2058-5s.jpg"></A> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/2058-6.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/2058-6s.jpg"></A> </center><P> <a target=_Top href="https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24878/preview_lot/5194222/?category=list&length=10&page=2">More info</a>.<P> <Hr> <center><a target=_Top href="newspics9/festival2018.jpg"><img border=0 src="newspics9/festival2018b.jpg"></A></center><P> September 14 - 16, 2017 <B>Bugatti Festival</B> Molsheim, France<P> The only event which always takes place in the birthplace of Bugatti. <Hr> <center><img target=_Top border=0 width=500 src="newspics9/newzealand2020.jpg"></center><P> February 8 - 20, 2020 <B>International Bugatti Meeting</B> New Zealand<P> <a target=_Top href="newspics9/newzealand2020.pdf">More info</a>.<P> <Hr> <H3><A HREF="oldnews.htm">Bugatti events from the past</A></H3> <P> Looking for reliable college paper writing services? 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