Westrand Car Show - 1928 Bugatti Type 43 Grand Sport

Bugatti

MADE BY AN ITALIAN OWNED FRENCH COMPANY IN A (then) GERMAN TOWN.

Automobiles Ettore Bugatti” was a French car manufacturer of high-performance cars founded in 1909 in the then-German city of Molsheim, Alsace by the Italian-born industrial designer Ettore Bugatti.

The Bugatti name lasted only 28 years and in that time around 8000 cars were built.

Bugattis soon developed a name for being beautiful and very successful in motor racing. Some famous Bugatti models include the Type 35 Grand Prix, the Type 41 “Royale”, the Type 57 “Atlantic” and the Type 55 sports car.

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Jean Bugatti, the son of Ettore Bugatti died in 1939 and Ettore himself in 1947. That, together with the intervening war years lead to the demise of the car business. The name continued in the aviation industry as Bugatti had an aeroplane spare parts factory.

Following Ettore Bugatti’s death 1947 , the business declined further the last Bugatti was sold in 1952

Bugatti was noticeably focused on design and engineering excellence. Engine blocks were hand scraped to ensure that the surfaces were so flat that gaskets were not required for sealing. Bugatti famously described his arch competitor Bentley’s cars as “the world’s fastest lorries” for focusing on durability. According to Bugatti, “weight was the enemy”.

Westrand Car Show - 1938 Bugatti Atlantic
1938 Bugatti Atlantic
Westrand Car Show - 1938 Bugatti 57 Atlantic
1938 Bugatti 57 Atlantic

The 1938 Bugatti Atlantic above was also known as “La Voiture Noire” and is the inspiration for the 2019 “La Voiture Noire” featured in another post on Westrand Car Show.

The Bugatti Marque is now owned by Volkswagen who released the Bugatti Black Car or in 2019. It would seem that this move together with the Bugatti Divo, Veyron and Chimon signals a rebirth of a famous Marque.

The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School. 

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Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

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IMAGE ATTRIBUTION
FEATURED IMAGE 1928 Bugatti Type 43 Grand Sport – Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1928 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster – Bugattist at Dutch Wikipedia [Public domain]
1929 Bugatti Type 49 – Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1938 Bugatti Atlantic – 99Digital [CC BY-SA 4.0] This link broken 19 Aug – Trying to repair but in the meantime the car can be seen at Bugatti Black
1947 Bugatti Type73A –  AlfvanBeem [CC0] [Public Domain]
1938 Bugatti Atlantic (Blue) above – Y.Leclercq [CC BY-SA 4.0]

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