The K&K Bugatti Register
Multiple authors, £199, ceauto.at, ISBN 978 3 200 04879 9 No fewer than ten Bugatti authorities were involved in the creation of this 500-copy landmark work – 1037 pages in two slipcased hardbacks which easily excuses its price. It aims to document every single Bugatti car – including cars devised by Ettore but not sold under his own name – sold to the Austro-hungarian Empire, the region covering modern-day Austria, Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Bosnia, Herzegovina and parts of Poland, Croatia and Ukraine. It’s as much about people as cars. Colourful aristocrats and industrialists, long-forgotten races and the heroic drivers who duelled in them, and the replacement of opulence with a make-do-and-mend culture that saw cars re-engined with Skoda powerplants or even rebodied as minibuses. Genuinely fascinating and overflowing with previously unpublished facts.