Bug steals Herts lime­light

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Or­gan­ised by the Friends of Tewin, the Tewin Clas­sic Car and Crafts Show con­tin­ues to grow and the 11th run­ning at­tracted some 450 cars to the Hert­ford­shire town’s cricket pitch on 19 Au­gust.

Star of the day was a 1935 Bu­gatti Type 57 Ven­toux that was owned by the French em­bassy in Lon­don and has re­mained in Eng­land ever since. Among the club dis­plays, the Singer OC fielded a fas­ci­nat­ing line-up in­clud­ing David Freeth’s ’36 Le Mans Speed Spe­cial. Bought in 1959 as a source of spares, it was re­built and re­turned to the road in 1963 to re­sume a com­pe­ti­tion ca­reer stretch­ing back to the ’40s.

Mag­nif­i­cent 1935 Bu­gatti Type 57 Ven­toux was pre­vi­ously owned by the French em­bassy

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