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  1. deeprivergarage

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  3. Aerolithe57

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    great photos!!
     
  4. tritone

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    ...had a good eye for cars!
     
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    Cunningham Automotive Museum open house, held annually. My family and I never missed one :)
     
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    I have a thing for the Royals..such amazing and beautiful cars.
     
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    Briggs was Da Man. What a great car too!
     
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    Anybody know what happened to this car?
     
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    I believe it went into the Collier collection with the rest of Cunningham's cars. I don't know if this is true or not, but the rumor was that Collier sold the Bugatti for enough to cover the cost of the rest of the cars. If true it was obviously a brilliant move. I don't know where the car is now.
     
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  12. deeprivergarage

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    I recently found what appears to be a reference to these pictures on page 39-41 of a book titled "The Age of Hot Rods" by Albert Drake, printed in 2008.

    It is a short essay written by Mr. Drake titled "Love of a Fine Car." Mr. Drake makes a comment in the article about being a friend of Bob Hammel, and that Mr. Hammel showed Mr. Drake these pictures.

    If you read the article you will find a reference to Ralph Story. Mr. Story was a news show host in Los Angeles in the 60's. The article states that Mr. Story did an episode on his show about a little shop in San Gabriel that worked on Bugattis. Bunny Phillips' shop.

    I also found an internet reference to the "KNXT Ralph Story papers 1940-2007" dated "1967 February 19, episode No. 141, that is titled: "Bugatti automobiles."

    The reference states that the film is located in:

    Box 9, Folder 6, at the

    UCLA Library Special Collections
    Room A1713 Charles E. Young research Library
    Box 951575
    Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1575
    310-825-4988

    It would be very interesting if someone in the LA area could find the original news story by Mr. Story, if it has not already been located.

    A Google search for the words: "the age of hot rods bugatti" will get you to Mr. Drake's book and article. Click on the "The Age of Hot Rods" link on books.google.com. You will have to scroll back to page 39 to get to the start of the article, "Love of a Fine Car."

    I enjoyed reading the article, too.

    All of this may be known information to Bugatti enthusiasts, but I was not aware of it until now.

    Best regards,
    Jerry
     
  13. deeprivergarage

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    bump only. thanks.
     

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