A story of the Bugatti Type 50 and of one chassis in particular – chassis 50177. This car led the famous Le Mans endurance race on its opening season in 1931, until its sister car crashed heavily at high speed and it was withdrawn for safety reasons. This is just one of the many fascinating tales included in the book.
Thrilling race reports of all four Le Mans races in which Type 50s took part tell a story of promise, unfulfilled, while driver biographies, illustrated with fine period photography, reveal both the glamour and the danger of life in the fast lane in the 1930s. The book documents 50177’s post-war journey across the Atlantic with Le Mans hero Luigi Chinetti and reveals how it came into the hands of passionate collector, Miles Coverdale, who uncovered much of its curious and captivating history.
Who says Bugatti, says myth. The evolution of the prestigious brand in a rare volume full of archival images and color tables of the models.
Condition of the book: available only one copy in a very good condition.
The Bugatti Veyron's statistics are mind-boggling: 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds; a top speed of 253 mph; tyres that cost £20,000 a set and an engine with ten radiators and four turbos; a launch control system taken from F1 and even windscreen wipers that create sizeable downforce ... all delivered complete with a high-end stereo system, luxurious leather seats and air-conditioning. It was a feat of engineering grandiosity that, in automotive terms, rivals the achievements of the great 19th Century industrialists.
In A Quest for Perfection, no. 1 bestselling author Martin Roach sets out to track down the mythical beast that is a Bugatti Veyron - and ultimately attempts to drive one. He traces the genesis of this remarkable machine through Bugatti's long and glorious early days and then through its more turbulent modern era. Travelling to the top secret Bugatti Research & Development workshop in Germany, touring the factory and chateau in France where these stunning cars are hand-built, interviewing famous engineers, super-rich owners and automotive presidents, as well as a host of other expert eye-witnesses to this unique car's many achievements, Roach ponders this mechanical whirlwind and in so doing has written a page-turning study of a modern masterpiece.
The British have had an affair with Bugatti for decades and perhaps Prescott is the place where that have relationship has reached its highlights across the decades. This collection of photographic images captures the brilliance of Bugatti design amid Bugatti blue at Prescott's wonderful natural amphitheatre in the Cotswolds - to which visitors, Bugatti owners, enthusiasts and addicts have travelled from all over the world for decades. The author is a designer, photographer and writer who has spent years around old cars and years visiting Prescott and the Bugatti Owners Club. In this collection of photographs, much of the masterworks of Molsheim are captured in action and at rest at the altar of British Bugatti enthusiasm. Herein are moments and memories of old Bugattis, their owners and drivers, and other vintage and classic cars in action at this revered location. This new collection of stunning images, created over a number of years, allied to a concise narrative and with assistance from Bugatti experts, should provide the Bugatti and vintage car enthusiast with something new to accompany their own memories of Bugatti amid a record of Prescott and the Bugatti Owners Club events and VSSC days.
Ettore Bugatti, an Italian by birth and French by adoption, has built an automotive legend recognized all over the world. But the war and the death of his son did not allow him to continue. Thirty years after the last production of Bugatti Père & Fils, a consortium of Italian producers is re-launching this legend. But a recession and a fragile understanding between these different partners mean that this company will disintegrate. Volkswagen takes over to create fabulous hyper-cars. This book represents all the models, one by one, from Type 0 to Divo, with technical information, a story and 150 illustrations for eighty models.
The history of Eto Orlandini, who at the age of twenty has been sent to the Russian front of World War II, through a long voice recording left to his beloved niece Chiara in which he admits a visceral admiration for Tazio Nuvolari and his cars.
The rediscovery of the wondrous 'Bugatti' world made up of extraordinary cars, at centre stage in the first three decades of the last century and magically put back together on the outskirts of Modena between the ’80s and 90s, has taken off again more recently thanks to the boost provided by the Volkswagen Group.
This Group has promoted the making of sensational supercars, which, in terms of features and performance, are by far the most unique cars in the world, ranging from the various versions of the EB 16.4 Veyron on through to the Chiron, which with its 1500 bhp easily reaches 420 km/h, and the more recent Divo at a price of five million euros.
The book begins with an exclusive, long interview with Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., who explains the characteristics and the motivating force behind the most amazing brand in the automotive industry.
This is a sensational project symbolically linked with the previous period of management of the Bugatti brand, when through the efforts of the Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli, the brand underwent a brilliant relaunch, which enabled production of the EB 110 sports car in the futuristic Campogalliano factory. In the mid-1990s, the Bugatti EB 110 was the fastest production car in the world.
Much of the book also deals with Bugatti cars in the days of Ettore Bugatti, who was born in 1881 in Milan and still stands tall amongst the greatest automobile engineers and entrepreneurs. Bugatti cars were meant to be astonishing because of their ingenious features and performance, but also because of their beauty and character.
Retracing the historical transitions of the Bugatti brand is a sort of total immersion in the most exclusive world of motor racing, with continuous transitions between technology, lifestyles, design and the history of costume and fashion.
This manual takes in in-depth look at the design, engineering, operation and restoration of the Type 35, and details the story of the cars, the variants produced and the anatomy of the car, with input from engineers, owners and drivers involved with the cars today. A fascinating insight into a car that still wins historic races more than 90 years on from its grand prix debut.
This book reflects the Argentine passion for car racing prevailing during the pre-war years and particularly the affinity that some drivers felt for the French make during the twenties. This is the first time in Argentina that a book has been written relating the history which connenced in 1924, when the first Type 30 arrived and continued until the sixties when Bugatti enthusiast devoted themselves to salvaging and restoring the cars. The trend resurged during the nineties with a new group of collectors. Bugatti created over the years a mystique which continues intact until the present day.
The most valuable cars from the Vintage era, in characterized exciting races under the Fuerza Libre regulatory framework, in the exotic circuits of the Argentine Pampas and the Patagonia, between 1919 and 1942. Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Bmw, Bugatti, Cadillac, Chrysler, Delage, Duesenberg, Fiat, Ford, Hudson, Maserati, Mercedes, Mercury, Packard, Reo, Sunbeam, Studebaker, Stutz ed altre. This book also includes international participations of Argentine drivers and foreing visitors of the period.
History and details of some of the most famous and interesting models, from the wagon of Cugnot of 1769 to the first Daimler in 1899, up to the Panhard, Fiat, Ford until Bugatti, Rolls Royce, Cadillac and many more.
A profile of a unknown Ettore Bugatti, driver and soon-to-be car maker. Through the articles of the magazines of the period 1898/1902 and the reproductions of tecnical drawings and many pictures, the book tells about his victories in Verona, Torino, Brescia and Reggio Emilia and his approach to the car and engine engineering.