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April 25, 2014


Earlier this month I visited the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard to see part of Mullin's collection of Bugattis and art related to the Bugatti family. This collection is open to the public only one or two days a month until the end of this year, then it ends. Advance ticket purchase is required, but it's only $15 for adults.

Bugatti Windscreen (4474)
Back when windscreens were literally wind screens

Bugatti (4281)
A re-imagination

Bugatti (4237)

1925 Bugatti Type 22 Brescia Roadster Chassis No. 2461 (4244)
1925 Bugatti Type 22 Brescia Roadster
. Go here to read the story, but basically this was pushed into Lake Maggiore in Switzerland in the late 1930s, suspended by 35-foot chains. The chains eventually failed. The car was found in 1967 resting at the bottom of the lake. In 2009 it was brought to the surface.

Schlumpf Collection of Bugattis (4304)
Let's hope they bring back the electric running board some day

Schlumpf Collection of Bugattis (4264)
Included in the display were several cars from the Schlumpf Reserve Collection
. These cars are unrestored. The Schlumpf brothers began collecting cars in the 1950s. They lost control of their collection from 1977 to 1999, during which time the cars sat unprotected in a barn. Go here to read the story.

Bugatti (4296)

Bugatti (4470)

Bugatti (4507)

Many more photos here.

Filed under Art,Automotive,History,Photography | permalink | April 25, 2014 at 04:59 PM


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