The K&K Bu­gatti Reg­is­ter

Classic Cars (UK) - - Books & Models -

Mul­ti­ple au­thors, £199,, 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.

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