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.
Facts and 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.
Timeline 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 Gasmotoren Fabrik.
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 Grand Prix.
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 was halted.
1998: In 1998 Volkswagen bought the rights to produce cars under the Bugatti marque.
The Bugatti 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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