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  1. deeprivergarage

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  2. deeprivergarage

    deeprivergarage Formula Junior
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    Bob Hammel was the first editor of Bugatti Owner's Club (BOC) magazine, Pur Sang.
     
  3. Aerolithe57

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    the Bugatti would have to be chassis 4817 (ex Williamson)
     
  4. dbw

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    wasn't that car featured in Ralph Steins book along with the Harrah T 46/50??
     
  5. stevenwk

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    Great old pics, Jerry. Thanks.

    Would love to see more...
     
  6. 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
     
  7. deeprivergarage

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    bump only. thanks.
     

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