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Bugatti Trust To Celebrate 100 Years Of The Grand Prix Bugatti

Bugatti 35

PRESCOTT, 23 April, 2024 - The Bugatti Trust Museum and Study Centre, Prescott, England, is delighted to announce that its 2024 exhibition will be dedicated to the celebration of the centenary of the birth of the Grand Prix Bugatti.

Opening on May 25th, the exhibition will focus on the Bugatti Type 35 as first presented by Ettore Bugatti to the international motoring community in August 1924 for the Grands Prix de l’Automobile Club de France weekend held in Lyon, France.

The star of the exhibition will be one of the surviving Type 35 Bugattis from the Grand Prix d’Europe race held on August 3rd one hundred years ago. On loan from The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, this very special Bugatti was raced by Ernest Friderich as car number 13 at the time and a detailed history will be presented with the car for the exhibition. It will be on display to the public at the Trust until October 2024 with additional exhibits and curated educational material to document this extraordinary moment in motoring history.

From The Bugatti Trust archive, the exhibition will include the earliest original sketch as drawn by Ettore Bugatti himself when he wrote to racing drivers Vincenc “Čeněk” Junek and his wife Elizabeth presenting his concept of the Type 35 racing Bugatti. Gifted by Elizabeth Junek to The Bugatti Trust founder Hugh G. Conway in 1968, it is the most important document of the ‘origin story’ of this famous model. The archive will also present what is believed to be the first blueprint for the Bugatti Type 35 and the original document will be on display.