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The Bugatti Trust presents
A celebration of his life and his Influence on the Bugatti Type 57
Copyright Noel Skeats Photography
For 2022 the Bugatti Trust is honoured to dedicate its main exhibition to Jean Bugatti, a celebration of his life and his influence on the Bugatti Type 57. Christened Gianoberto Maria Carlo Bugatti but always known as Jean, he was the third child of Ettore and Barbara Bugatti and destined to be the future of the Bugatti company.
The exhibition will offer a unique and personal insight into the life of the gifted and charismatic Jean whose exceptional talents led him to be an apprentice aged twelve and head of the Bugatti company by age 24. To add to his achievements for the Type 57 programme at the factory, he was a driving force for the Bugatti Autorail successes. The exhibition welcomes several distinct types of 57 models throughout the year, including the iconic Atlantic Type 57 S, and the majestic Stelvio Type 57.
From the Bugatti Trust film archives, the exhibition will share previously unseen film footage of Jean at home and at work frequently in company of other members of the family.
On loan from the Musée national de l’Automobile – Collection Schlumpf, Mulhouse (France), the Trust welcomes the remarkable personal diary of Jean Bugatti dated 1939 and previously unseen in the UK. Jean had a strong association with the United Kingdom and Prescott especially having brought the legendary Type 59/50B to the hill climb in 1939 with Wimille at the wheel. The exhibition will remain open until the end of the year.
By joining the Bugatti Trust you help:
- Preserve the heritage of the original Bugatti marque and the technical and historic archives of the factory.
- Provide an accessible working archive to the Bugatti community and enthusiasts around the world
- Preserve the heritage of the artists in the Bugatti family including Rembrandt and Carlo
- Support an active educational STEAM outreach programme working with schools, colleges and uni- versities throughout the UK.
- Inspire the next generation of engineers and designers
- Create active online events including an annual Virtual Vintage Bugatti Day.
Founded over 30 years ago, the Bugatti Trust is a UK registered charity home to 27,000 technical drawings, over 10,000 historic photographs and thousands of historic documents.
The Bugatti Trust is an independent Charitable Trust whose objectives are to preserve and make available for study the works of Ettore Bugatti..
The Bugatti Trust was formed in 1987 by the late Hugh Conway supported by a small group of Bugatti enthusiasts.
Hugh Conway was an acknowledged expert on Bugatti history and well known internationally through his books, other writings and personal contacts. His remarkable collection of period photographs, technical drawings, letters and articles form the basis of the Bugatti Trust archive which we continue to expand and develop.
Access to our archive was significantly enhanced in 1990 through the opening of our Prescott Visitor Centre by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. Since then we have been able to put on display many examples of Ettore Bugatti’s work.
Our aim is to promote the works of Ettore Bugatti and to raise awareness of the importance of aesthetics and integrated design in engineering by his example.
Bugatti Trust Leaflet
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