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The Bugatti company and the company’s founder Ettore Bugatti are venerable fixtures in the world of automobile engineering. From the very beginning, Bugatti’s unique constructions and high aesthetic standards have spawned a virtually boundless passion in those fortunate enough to own such automotive works of art.
The origins of this valuable company’s history are intrinsically tied to that classic automotive era of the interwar years. The image of Bugatti of this period was influenced most significantly by the sport of motor racing. Not only the company drivers but numerous amateurs, too, secured hundreds of Bugatti victories. The private drivers, however, were of a kind that would be unimaginable in modern-day Formula 1 races. Many industrialists, affluent publishers, and a large number of noblemen as well as the occasional gigolo cultivated motor racing as a costly and very hazardous hobby.
Safety standards – a matter of course today – were unheard of then. The daredevil motorists, some of them women, drove without helmets, with open tops, and the windshields didn’t even offer protection against dirt and rain. Engine breakdowns, axle fractures, and tyre punctures occurred frequently and often led to severe accidents. But for the European and American socialites, these dangers were part of the sport’s fascination: cars in a seemingly untouchable leading position could fail at any moment, upsetting the entire field. And one should Read the rest of this entry
The automobile was not invented in a single day by a single inventor. The history of its invention reflects an evolution that took place worldwide. It is estimated that over than 100.000 patents created the modern automobile. Anyway, we can point to the many firsts that occurred along the way Read the rest of this entry