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The art of the Bugatti

Exhibition of three generations of the Bugatti family shows their creativity, including a talent for building beautiful cars

Published on May 10, 2014 6:13 PM

Los Angeles - Aficionados have argued for ages over which individual has had the greatest influence on the automobile.

Enzo Ferrari is a favourite. Traditionalists may side with Ettore Bugatti. Henry Ford gets the American vote, while Soichiro Honda rates high for innovation. Modernists might include the current chairman of the Volkswagen Group's supervisory board, Mr Ferdinand Piech.

Each of those geniuses deserves a major show of his creations, but the Mullin Automotive Museum here, about 97km west of Los Angeles, takes a broader view in its exhibition, The Art Of Bugatti.

The show, which opened last month, honours not just Ettore Bugatti, whose grand machines remain landmarks of design and engineering, but also three generations of the Bugatti family, who produced a fascinating variety of creative works.

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