The Bugatti motor car company
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Founding of the Bugatti motor car company
The Bugatti motor car company was founded in
1909 by Ettore Bugatti in Molsheim France.
Information about Ettore Bugatti
Lifespan: 1881 - 1947
Date of Birth: September 15th 1881
Date of Death: August 21st 1947
Background of Ettore Bugatti
Ettore Bugatti was born 15th September 1881. He
was the eldest son of Carlo Bugatti and Teresa
Lorioli .He was married and had four children.
His third child, Gianoberto Bugatti, known as
Jean, was killed whilst he was test driving a
Typ 57 C tank in which he swerved, to avoid
hitting a cyclist. He lost control and hit a
tree and died instantly. He was only thirty
years old. Ettore Bugatti designed a number of
engines and vehicles for others before founding
his own automobile company. Although Bugatti was
born in Italy, Bugatti's automobile company was
set up in Molsheim in the Alsace region, which
is now part of France. Bugatti also designed a
motorized railcar, and also an airplane,
although this never flew.
History of the Bugatti motor car company
1881: Ettore Bugatti was born on the
15th September 1881.
1901: In 1901 Bugatti had created his
first automobile, It was introduced at the
International Exhibition. The French Automobile
Club presented him with the T2 prize for the
vehicle's construction. Bugatti asked the de
Dietrich Company to produce his vehicle although
there was difficulties due to Bugatti being
under age. The contract was signed by his father
on his behalf.
1907: Bugatti went to work for the Deutz
1909: In 1909 Bugatti Cars was founded.
1913: Bugatti designed a small car for
Peugeot, the Type 19 "Bébé".
1914 - 1918: Bugatti developed and
produced aircraft engines for both the American
and French governments during WW1
1921: In 1921, Bugatti's racing team took
first, second, third and fourth place in Brescia
at the Voiturettes Grand Prix.
1929: This was the year of the Wall
Street crash which started the Great Depression
and the car business was badly affected. William
Grover-Williams a racing driver drove a Bugatti
(painted in what would become known as British
racing green) and won the first ever Monaco
1930 - 1939: As the economy recovered
from the stock market crash Motor Car companies
thrived and less wealthy people began to
purchase motor vehicles.
1937: A Bugatti won the 24 hours le Mans.
1939 - 1945: WW11. Production and design
of motor cars basically ceased as all
manufacturing resources became involved with the
war effort. In 1939 A Bugatti wins the 24 hours
le Mans. Ettore Bugatti's son Jean was killed on
August 11th 1939 testing a 57 tank-bodied race
car. Following the tragedy the company's
fortunes began to decline.
1947: Ettore Bugatti died On the 21st
August 1947 and was buried in the Bugatti family
plot at the municipal cemetery in Dorlisheim
near Molsheim in the Bas-Rhin department of the
Alsace region of France.
1950: Roland Bugatti attempted a come
back in the 50s with a mid-engined Type 251 race
car but the car failed to perform and production
1998: In 1998 Volkswagen bought the
rights to produce cars under the Bugatti marque.
Veyron was featured in the movie, Crash and
Burn, in 2008.
What models and types of cars and automobiles
does the Bugatti motor car company produce?
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