The Schlumpf collection was everything you’d hope of a high-end automotive collection – outrageously valuable, full of Bugattis and surrounded with rumours of dodgy financial practices.
In this book, however, Arnoud and Ard Op De Weegh challenge the long-accepted narrative that Fritz Schlumpf drove his textile company into bankruptcy in the name of his cars. They insist, in fact, that the Schlumpfs were targeted by the socialist government of early Eighties France. Whatever the case, the story is intriguing, and the collection is given good space, even for those who don’t care about their enigmatic owners. The quality of the images and translation bring the book down a little, though. Charlie Calderwood Author: Arnoud & Ard Op De Weegh Publisher: Veloce veloce.co.uk ISBN 978-1787113091