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    L to R: Bunny Phillips T. 57C; Briggs Cunningham T. 41 Royale; Chuck Stanley T. 57; Lucille Phillips T. 49; R.E. Hammel T. 35B; Bob Estes T. 35B; Bob Dunlap T. 40; Mr. Rickets T. 37A; Bunny Phillips T. 43A
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    AMAZING, thank you very much!
     
  13. NürScud

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    Fantastic!

    Thank you for sharing.
     
  14. Backyard Buddy

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    Wow! Awesome. Thanks for sharing!
     
  15. tritone

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    Fabulous! Thanks for sharing. What years (approx) for the pix?
    Any more pix of the BC Type Speciale in post 11?
     
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    I do not have any more Bugatti pictures of this group.

    The cars in the background of the pictures indicate they were taken 1967/8.

    The "Speciale" is a Baby Bugatti. Originally, there were 499 made. Some reproductions have also been made.

    The originals sometimes sell at collector car auctions.

    Thanks,
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    Bugatti designated these Type 52. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugatti_Type_52

    Thanks for the great threads and fantastic pics!

    Dave
     
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    Sorry, you made a slight mistake. Conway sr. created the myth about T52 but your WIKI reference clearly says the Bugatti factory only made reference to this car a the "Baby".
    Remember that Bugatti issued type numbers in chronological sequence. The T52 number was used for a prototype engine years after the first Baby was launched.....
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    Hi Bart,
    So the child's car that Bugatti produced was not correctly identified as Type 52?

    Thank you for the clarification. I had a friend with a T37 and a T51 who had a more modern replica (though still old) of what he explained to me was a 'Type 52'.
    I suppose if Hugh Conway called it such it's easy to understand how it fell into a pattern as being 'fact'.

    I certainly appreciate the correction and the chance to learn more.

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    I remember seeing Dunlaps T40 in storage at his house in 76-77 when he was racing his 37A
     
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    It certainly looks like S/N 0313EU due the loss of bumpers and the distinctive rear window and if these photos were taken in 67/68 as guessed in this thread then that would corroborate with the red car being S/N 0313EU. From what I have read, S/N 0313EU would of been painted all red and been in California at this time. I thought the same when I saw the image on the first thread and coincidentally I have been searching for everything I can on S/N 0313EU and chose to look in a random thread and lone behold I find it in the background.
     
  24. 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
     

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