A creative visionary ahead of his time, JEAN BUGATTI, DREAM MERCHANT turns 114 and continues to inspire Bugatti Automobiles' team in Molsheim! Ettore Bugatti’s first son, Gianoberto Carlo Maria Bugatti, was born in Cologne, Germany, on January 15, 1909. In Molsheim, he became known as Jean, the French equivalent to “Gian”. Having grown up surrounded by a family of visionary artists, Jean benefited from an upbringing that would allow him to flourish as an automotive engineer. It quick...Read More
BUGATTI TYPE 59 SPORTS
The first of the six existing 1930s BUGATTI TYPE 59 SPORTS racing cars exists today in near-original condition, still sporting the battle scars of early Grand Prix racing. Victory is what defines the Type 59 Sports. This open-top two-seater was built in 1934 as a Type 59 Sports with a Type 57 chassis. A short time later, it received a special new chassis for the next series of Grand Prix races, where it would be driven by Bugatti’s courageous racing drivers. Its racing history is fully ...Read More
TYPE 41: BUGATTI ROYALE
In the 1920s, Ettore Bugatti created the most luxurious car in the world – TYPE 41: BUGATTI ROYALE – truly fit for a King! With the Type 41 Royale, in 1926, Bugatti presented the strongest, largest and most luxurious automobile in the world, characterized by unimaginable power and opulent equipment. For Ettore Bugatti, the Royale was the culmination of his creation. It was a vehicle that knew no competitors in terms of performance, quality and image. TYPE41: BUGATTI ROYALE was a vehicle for empe...Read More
BUGATTI WINS 24 HOURS OF LE MANS!
In 1939, a 'streamlined' Bugatti Type 57 C, best known as the Tank, surprised the competition at Le Mans and was victorious. BUGATTI WINS 24 HOURS OF LE MANS! The 24 Hours of Le Mans in France is one of the most famous and toughest endurance races in the world. It is the birthplace of legends. Exactly 80 years ago, on the 18th of June 1939, two Frenchman, Jean-Pierre Wimille and Pierre Veyron, were victorious in their French racecar - a Bugatti Type 57 C Tank. This victory would eventually las...Read More
ST. MICHAELS CONCOURS: SHOWTIME ON CHESAPEAKE BAY!
Mike Matune brings us highlights from one of the top East Coast Concours. As the show season winds down, we always look forward to the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance for one last hurrah. To celebrate its tenth year on the Concours calendar, it returned to the campus of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. This location allowed the showcasing of stunning wooden boats and outstanding automobiles, delivering pure sensory overload. Making its debut at St. Michaels was the North Collection’s ‘33...Read More
BUGATTI & PALMER JOHNSON NINIETTE: HYPER-PERFORMANCE YACHTS!
Bugatti lifestyle branding partner, Palmer Johnson, creates a line of Hyper-yachts that pays tribute to the maker of the world’s fastest production sports cars. The makers of the world’s fastest production super sports car, Bugatti, and the world’s largest motor yacht builder, Palmer Johnson, are embarking on a joint project. Under license from Bugatti, the world-renowned yacht builder has designed a new series of stunning and elegant open carbon-fiber sport yachts. They feature distinc...Read More
THE QUAIL: CROWN JEWEL OF MONTEREY MADNESS!
Some of the world’s finest examples of automotive design and engineering were staged at this year's Motorsports Gathering at the Quail Lodge and Golf Club. “Among the many facets of the Monterey Classic Car Week, The Quail is the most exclusive taking as it does, the form of a very grand private garden party,” comments Rolex Watch USA President and CEO, Stewart Wicht. “As well as fine food, guests have the chance to view at leisure some of the finest examples of classic race and road cars who...Read More
THE ART OF BUGATTI: ART DECO AT ITS FINEST!
Jim Palam brings us highlights of the Mullin Museum’s incredible Bugatti show in Oxnard, CA, open until March 31, 2015 and not to be missed. According to many in the automotive world the ‘37 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic is one of the greatest cars of all time. The magnificent ‘39 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante. Back in 1932 the essence of style and power was this beautifully balanced Bugatti Type 55 Roadster. The now infamous ‘25 Bugatti Type 22 Brescia Roadster that was salvaged in ...Read More