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Volume 16, Issue 3

Molsheim Festival 2011

Jaap Horst

An impression of the annual fall meeting in Molsheim and surroundings. We had exceptionally good weather this year.

Below: Impressions of the gathering on the saturday morning. From there all participants went to the factory, (the original, old one), where the Bugatti Royale Roadster recreation was presented (photographs were already on my site).

Below: Werner Gradisch and his original T43 with allonged T35 chassis! (done decades ago, after the original T43 chassis was damaged in an accident)

Below: a few arrived a bit late at the hostellerie de Pur Sang.

There was an exposition at the Metzig of miniature Bugattis, the collection of Laurent Mesmer from neighbouring Dorlisheim. Also pictures as well as a maquette of the factory and surroundings.

Andrea Capra with the ex Ronald van Ramshorst Ventoux. It has an original double prototype carburettor.

This strange-looking Brescia is in fact very original, and did race in this shape. The bulge on the left hand side of the bonnet is because of a supercharger it once had.

Two Royale inspired bodies on type 46 chassis, the Esders Roadster and the Coupe Napoleon.

Michel Bugatti in his Type 30.

Above: The author as passenger in one of the most beautiful Bugattis present, Albert Lemaire's Cabriolet Aravis Letourneur & Marchand.
Marco Bertazzoni on the Bugatti bicycle that he built. I rode it myself also, quite carefully beacuse it had wooden rims (not original Bugatti!)

For those who always want to know the chassis numbers, the following was compiled by "Bugatti 69" and posted on BugattiBuilder.com .

#5/7 T30 Torpedo 1923 (4108) M-064266 (D)
#9/7 T35 R Grand Prix ('4537'-R) 35 YE 67 (F)
#19/7 T37A R Sport ('37220'-R) 3342 YN 68 (F),
#23/8 T40 Torpedo Bousson 1927/33 (40636) DE-22-51 (NL)
#26/8 T40 Grand Sport 1927 (40221) GP-XT 40H (D), Ulrich Mayer
#27/6 T40 Grand Sport 1929 (40671) RUD-EB40H (D), Heinrich von Ritter
#31/8 T40A roadster 1933 (40930) 663 ALR 67 (F),
#44/7 T46 Torpedo 1929 (46340) MZ-20-08 (NL),
#49/8 T51 Grand Prix 1988 (BC 087) ES-C 56H (D),
#51/8 T57 Galibier 1934 (57225) 928 NV 67 (F),
#57/8 T57 Atalante 1938 (57598) 15 UV 57 (F),
#74/2 T19 Bb Peugeot () 13 XB 68 (F),
#59/6 T57 Galibier 1939 (57761) 131 VD 67 (F),
#63/8 T37 R Sport 1995 () 37 XR 67 (F),
#71/4 T57 Galibier 1934 (57191) RD EB57H (D),
#73/6 T57C Cabriolet Aravis Letourneur & Marchand 1938 (57826) WH.230 (B),
#89/5 T44 Tourer 1929 (441010) AC-260-KL (F)
#93/5 T35B R Grand Prix 2004 ('4812'-R) 2693 SG 58 (F)
#95/5 T35B R Grand Prix 2000 () 4916 GJ 90 (F)
#108/4 T35B R Grand Prix (PS) AA-287-PB (F),
#114/4 T40 Cabriolet 1927 (40642) 94 BCX 67 (F),
#116/4 T44 R Roadster 2002 ('441100'-R) 44 BET 67 (F),
#118/3 T44 Chassis 1929 (44817) AC-388-HG (F),
#120/2 T55 R SS 2008 ('55255'-R) 1001 ZR 25 (F)
#121/3 T40 Grand Sport 1930 (40842) 111 ALF 67 (F),
#122/3 T35B R Grand Prix (PS) 3940 ZE 68 (F),
#123/3 T35B R Grand Prix 2005 (PS) 293 BDN 67 (F)
#125/2 T13 Brescia Sport 1924 (2275) EB 1924 (L), Goy Feltes
#130/1 T30 Sport (BC 118) SV 8656 (GB), Michel Bugatti
#131/1 T40 Faux cabriolet 1927 (40466) 9171 HJ 62 (F),
#132/1 T43 R Grand Sport 1969 (Schemke) TU 89 GR (A),
#133/1 T37A Sport (unknown) BE 999 AR (F), 
#135/1 T57 Ventoux 1938 (57581) BL-188 449 (CH), Andrea Capra
#141/2 T40 Grand Sport 1928 (40565) 40 YT 68 (F) 
#142/1 T57 Stelvio Gangloff 1934 (57202) BL-9934 (CH), 
#150/1 T252 Cabriolet Prototype 1957 () 1459 W 68 (F),
T19 Bb Peugeot 1913 () 1913 BB 67 (F)
T23 Brescia 1925 (1936) XU 8943 (GB)
T35A Course Imitation "Tecla" 1925 (4535-1) 35 VR 68 (F),
T41 Royale "Packard" 1926/2011 ('41100-1') 3293-J4 (F)
T41 Royale Binder 1932/39 (41111) 416 EB 67 (F), W-391-DB (F)
T46 Royale Cp Nap. (unknown)
T49 Roadster 1932 (BC 060) 49 YY 67 (F),
T49 Cabriolet 1930 (49405) 589 AZH 51 (F)
T57C Atalante 1936 (57432) AL-61-33 (NL), Kees Jansen
T57 Ventoux 1937 (57524) 1-OAC-709 (B)
T57C Cabriolet Letourneur & Marchand 1939 (57809) WW-453-HA (F)


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