The name Bugatti is irrevocably linked with the development of automobile construction at the turn of the century and some decades after.
GV, SV Motor race in the 1930s (7 shots)
SV STILL PICTURE Ettore Bugatti PAN TO engine of a Bugatti
GVs Various shots of Bugatti cars on display at the Hamburg Bugatti exhibition, spectators looking at the cars (10 shots)
GV STILL PICTURE Jean Bugatti PAN TO Bugatti T-44 car
SPORT: MOTOR RACING
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Background: The name Bugatti is irrevocably linked with the development of automobile construction at the turn of the century and some decades after. Numerous successes at the world's race tracks, technical innovations and the elegance of body design are still associated with the name. At the Museum fuer Kunstand Gewerbe (Museum for arts and crafts) in Hamburg, there is currently an exhibition of dozens of Bugatti cars. The Bugattis were a family of broad artistic creativity: Ettore Bugatti, the automobile constructor, carried the Bugatti name around the world, his son Jean Bugatti designed elegant auto bodies, Ettore's father Carlo was an important furniture maker of his time and his brother Rembrandt was a sculptor of some reputation. Ettore Bugatti built his first car at the age of 19 in 1900 and was awarded major prices for its. Probably the most famous car ever designed by Ettore Bugatti was his Type 41. This 'Golden Bugatti' or 'La Royale' was one of the most meticulously built of all cars and one of the most costly. Only a few (six to eight) were constructed in the 1920s, priced as high as 66,000 dollars (GBP43,000), an enormous amount of money for the time. The Bugatti firm did not long survive him, partly because his eldest son and successor to be, Jean, died before him. in 1939. Ettore Bugatti himself died in 1947. Jean Bugatti's 44 sports car, also to be seen at the exhibition, is considered as one of the finest creations of sporting elegance.