Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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 2009 from it's murky resting place 173 feet below the surface of Lake Maggiore on the Italian/Swiss border. It had been dumped in 1934 by Swiss officials when its gambling playboy owner couldn't pay the import duties!
The fast and furiously-louvered No.37 Bugatti Racer.
Using Jean Bugatti's original design plans, Peter Mullin has partnered with Stewart Reed Design and others to fabricate the body and complete construction of Jean's unfinished 
‘39 Bugatti Type 64 Coupe.
This is BIG: The famous über-scale ‘26 Bugatti Type 41 Royale Coupé. Tire size 6.75 x 36 and it weighs approximately 7,000 pounds.
This is small: On display at the Mullin for the Bugatti exhibit are highly detailed scale models and stunning examples of furniture and art created by the Bugatti family.

Words & Photos: Jim Palam, http://www.jimpalam.com/


For more information about the Mullin Museum, please visit http://www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com/

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