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Bugatti's racing a plane in Terramar

Sitges - Terramar was a spectacular race track, which for some reasons (Political, dangerous track??) was never used much.
The photo above was taken in the 1930's, showing 3 GP - Bugattis,
being chased by an airplane.

The circuit still exists, in the coastal mountains just south of Barcelona, it can even be seen from the highway!

Sitges - Terramar website, with a few more Bugatti Photo's

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June 29, 2015

Test of the complete drive train of the Bugatti 100P Airplane replica

This is the first test of the completed drive-train system. Scotty Wilson limited the RPM to idle for this test, and will increase the engine speed gradually over the next few tests during the coming few weeks.

June 29, 2015

Auction results

And surprising ones for that:

Osenat in it's Automobilia and Automobiles de collections auction on June 14 in Fontainebleau, France, sold a T37 for a tremendous €920,000 ! Châssis n° 37291 had had the same owner for 44 years.

And: Artcurial in it's Automobiles Sur Les Champs auction on June 22, sold one original, though rather shabby looking Brescia for triple it's estimate of €250,000 (Car offered with no reserve!) to be finally sold for €834,400! The Brescia was in the same family since 1953, and has a body by Maron-Pot et Cie, Chassis n° 2628, Engine n°1028.

On the other side of the Atlantic, another record wass broken, that for a Bugatti Stelvio: The 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio Cabriolet, Chassis No 57748, sold for $1,595,000 in Bonham's Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Auction, on May 31.

June 28, 2015
Bugatti Club of Japan founded

At long last, and after years of preparation, the Bugatti Club of Japan was officially established on April 4, 2015, when 32 Bugatti owners and enthusiasts attended the Club's inaugural meeting in Tokyo.

The President of the BCJ is Koichi Sugita, contact details for the club:

We wish this new addition to the long list of Bugatti clubs a lot of good fortune, in the "Land of te rising Bugatti."!

May 3, 2015

News on Bugatti Veyron Successor.

Bugatti Chiron : 92% new parts, to 100 kmh in 2 seconds
The details about the Veyron successor are becoming more and more clear, the beast seems to become a real hypercar-smasher. Apparently the projected characteristics are:

The name Chiron has been mentioned many times, so that does not seem to be changing any more.
Car Magazine announces that the Chiron will have 92% new parts compared with the Veyron, even if the 8 litre W16 base engine will remain the same. There will be electric Turbochargers (or would that be electric superchargers?) and a system to de-activate cylinders. This will result in a lower fuel consumption (mixed use that is, not at top speed) of 20 litres against 23,1 litres for the Veyron.

What she will really look like, we'll have to just wait. The drawing above is an artist impression, below a photo of a Veyron test-bench. No details are known, but logically it will be used to test some of the Chiron's systems.

April 29, 2015

Bugatti Brescia crashes into house during rally.

During a rally of the Dutch Bugatti Club, a van collided with a Bugatti, forcing it from it's path and finally to collide with a house (formerly a well-known café) in the village of Wirdum, in the province of Groningen. The 28 year old local vandriver (or should we say Vandal?) overlooked the Bugatti. His van was hardly damaged.

The Bugatti Type 23 Brescia Midifiée (chassis 2840) was driven by a man from Schilde, Belgium, who was not injured. His woman passenger had back-injuries, of which it remains unclear how serious they were. The damage to the car is substantial, as can be seen from the Photo's. Damage to the house is quite severe as well..

The Bugatti itself is quite exceptional. She was built in 1926 en passed a short while in the showroom in Paris. After that, the car was sold for 185 pounds (256 euro) toAustralia. The car passed decades there on a farm, but also saw some rally action. Many changes were made over the decades, so not all parts are original. In the 80's the car ended up in England, and was sold in 2009 to the Belgian owner for about 150.000 pounds.

April 29, 2015

Engines and drive train running!

Those of you who follow the project already know this, the engines in the Bugatti 100P replica built by Scotty Wilson and his team are running! Click on the above image to see and hear it.

Scotty's comment: "On April 2, 2015 we fired up the engines and powered the drive train for the first time, with successful results. Both engines started easily and all systems - fuel; electrical; lubrication; propeller-reduction gearbox lubrication and cooling; engine coolant; and all gauges worked correctly. We kept engine and propeller RPM at reduced RPMs for this test. We noticed no unusual noises or vibration issues, but don't expect to see any until we hit the higher RPM ranges.

Next we'll mount the fuselage to the wing and install the propellers in preparation for easing into the full power engine runs."

Of course, we know that the engines are not the 4,7 litre 480 HP straight-eights as used in the original, but this is an important step in bringing the plane closer to flying!

And; Bugattis own 1.5 litre 4 cylinder engines were also used, in the de Monge 7.5 flying wing. They were of the same displacement, though less powerful..

April 4, 2015

April 1

The news item below "T55's in a protest action in Paris" was of course an April 1 joke. I have no idea if it was a succes, I was not in Paris on Wednesday.

About the line-up of T55's, this was the give-away, as they are of course the BMW engined De La Chapelle's.

March 31, 2015

Series of T55's in a protest action in Paris.

Tomorrow, there will be a protest in Paris of classic cars. The protest is against a new law to ban classic cars from the center of Paris. As many of the famous French marques most beautiful cars will participate in the protest.

The tour of Paris will end on the Champs Elysées on 3 o'clock in the afternoon, at the location where originally the Bugatti dealership was.

The organisers hope to show how attractive these classic cars can be to the eye, which all will be lost once the new legislation is in place.

Source: Paris news agency

March 4, 2014

Last of the Fritz Schlumpf possessions to be auctioned
Including one of the Rembrandt Bugatti elephants and a Bugatti "Baby".

Paris – On 28 April, the Christie’s Paris’ Interiors sale will include an important section dedicated to personal items of the world’s greatest vintage cars collector: Fritz Schlumpf. This collection is permanently exhibited at the Cité de l’Automobile – Musée National – Collection Schlumpf of Mulhouse, France.

Flavien Gaillard, specialist at the 20/21 Design department: “We are extremely honored that the family entrusted Christie’s with the sale of this collection. This sale puts an end to the journey of the greatest vintage cars collector in the world. It is the last opportunity connoisseurs have to enjoy the collection as a whole, and acquire some of Fritz Schlumpf’s personal items. This previously unseen collection has remained within the family by descent and allows us to discover the hidden facets of such a charismatic collector. Within the collection, several items signed by Bugatti reflect Fritz’s passion for the Molsheim brand”.

Among the highlights of the collection is the celebrated mascot “Éléphant dressé” made of plain silver circa 1928 by Rembrandt Bugatti for the legendary Royal Bugatti (estimate: €150,000–200,000). This mascot was cast by Valsuani and adorned this car of which only six were ever made. Considered the most expensive car at the time, Ettore Bugatti wanted to pay tribute to his brother, who had passed away only few years earlier. Ettore went to his brother’s workshop to pick an original model from 1904 that he cast to adapt into a radiator cap. Alongside this legendary car, a 1902 Rochet, a 1906 Piccolo and a Baby 52 Bugatti model car for children will be offered during the sale.

Richard Rodier, consultant for the Fritz collection: “It is an honor and a true pleasure to be involved in the sale of this remarkable collection, a beautiful legacy of a rich and fascinating life”.

Christie's announcement of the sale

List of the items, with estimates

All photographs below courtesy of Christie's:

February 9, 2014
Auction Results

- Bonhams Auction, Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais, Paris, February 5, 2015 :

- Artcurial Auction, Rétromobile, Paris, February 6, 2015:

The Bugatti from the Baillon collection went to a collector in New Zealand:
A Hamilton, New Zealand, car collector is "thrilled" to have won an auction at $500,000 for a rusty car he has to spend another $500,000 (NZ$) to restore.

Sixty classic cars, unearthed last year in a barn in France were auctioned last weekend in Paris.

Tom Andrews, 64, owner of Classics Museum, was excited to learn from his European agent that a 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux, was among them.

"The Bugatti is something we have been wanting for a long time and it's a very valuable and rare car," Mr Andrews said.
"I was thrilled when I got it for just under $500,000."

Mr Andrews is paying $10,000 to ship the car back to New Zealand and about the same amount as he paid for the car to bring it back to life.

"We knew what we were getting. The vehicle will need extensive restoration and I'm expecting it to take at least two years," he said.
"But at the end of the day, the car would be worth at least $1.5 million if not more."

Mr Andrews said the Bugatti will be the only one of its kind in New Zealand, and will be displayed at his museum. He owns about 140 classic cars, but said this one was "definitely the most valuable".

Thanks to Christophe Chanterault for the auction results

February 1, 2014

Caroline Bugatti "Sac de Voyage"

I first saw them on a GP Bugatti at the Mullin museum Bugatti exposition in Oxnard, gives you more storage capacity for one of those nice long rally's!
The bag fits all sizes of spare tire, and can be easily attached, leaving the spare tire with just a nice leather cover.

And yes, maybe it even does fit your Alfa as well..

For more info, click here!

January 29, 2014
Auction Results

- RM Auctions, Arizona, January 15 - 16, 2015 :

- Bonhams Auction, The Scottsdale Auction, January 15, 2015 :

Thanks to Christophe Chanterault

January 16, 2014

Peugeot Bébé register

3 Peugeot Bébé enthusiasts from the Netherlands, who together have the largest collection of Peugeot Bébé's (together with the Schlumpf museum) recently started the Peugeot Bébé register !

They know have 65 of those lovely tiny cars (see the above photo, your editor in a 1911 Peugeot Bébé) in their register, as well as a load of nice early photographs.

So please if you know of a nice "Baby", you have information to share or if you need or can offer parts, please go to their website:

January 16, 2014
Those crooks are still out there!

Contents of an e-mail from one of our Bugatti friends to some unknown crook

Henry Bateren,

You are a despicable criminal con man of the worst kind, no doubt professionally luring and steeling money off naive men, defenseless old women and young innocent virgins alike by means of skimming the internet for goods, services and items through „wanted” advertisements.

I had a search ad for certain gearbox parts on the Bugatti Page, the well-known Bugatti related internet medium, in March, 2014. I had you in my gunsight 10 months later when you on the 15th of December, 2014 approached me out of the blue by mailing me that you had the gear parts for sale „in an excellent shape and good condition”.

Some 15 e-mails back and forth you have demonstrated your ruthlessness in detail. While there is no such thing as PayPal not working at any length of time as stated by you and that you therefore only accepted an untraceable Western Union payment method, on top of this you also wanted €14.500 for the deal whereas newly manufactured first class quality gears would not exceed the value of €2.000. Just to check your con scheme I had told you that I had an offer on hand in the region of that unrealistic high amount. By further positively confirming on my request that the gears had octagonal holes, not hexagonal ditto and that the material was yellow coloured brass you demonstrated naive stupidity, complete ignorance and total lack of knowledge about the subject of gearwheels. Everybody in the business know that neither such shapes nor materials are physically possible, only square shaped holes and steel material makes mechanical sense. And what nonsense about FedEx covering the import duty into Europe as you said? By the way, your Nigerian address is not known to Google Maps and therefore most probably as false as your motives.

All in all, I think that there is a fat chance that you belong to the criminal community of, say, Nigerians (?) living off social security in, say, Rotterdam. If I ever meet you in person I will flatten further your flat nose and fat lips.

In the meantime you bet that the Bugatti world will be warned against you and your likes by the imminent publication of this sad case. People in the know will also have a good laugh when learning about the stupidity you so amply have demonstrated throughout your correspondence. Spare your further efforts Henry Bateren, the Bugatti community members will never pay up front via such means as the Western Union money transfer system.

For the record it remains for me to state that the above comments have no bearing whatsoever of racial, ethnic or geographical issues.

C. Rank-Shaft
on behalf of K.C. Jessen

Bugatti news, former issues

Bugatti events

July 3 and 6, 2015 Rembrandt Bugatti Renaissant Cinéma le Florival 1 Place Jean Finiels 68500 GUEBWILLER, France

A movie about Rembrandt Bugatti.

More info

For reservations, free entrance!

September 11 - 13, 2015 XXXIIe Bugatti Festival Molsheim, France

For more info, contact the website

As usual, the contact for inscriptions is Michel Weber.

November 6 - 8, 2015 Interclassics Brussels 2015 Brussels Expo, Brussels, Belgium

With the histoory of Bugatti as a special theme!

Contact the website

June 20 - 26, 2016 International Bugatti Rally Montreux, Switzerland

More info in this PDF

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