The American Bugatti Club announced the 2010 International Bugatti Rally along California’s beautiful Pacific Coast. Seventy-three Bugatti’s from all over the world will be gathering in Monterey, California on August 16th to begin the rally.
With over 175 participants from 13 countries, this rally will be one of the world’s largest gatherings of Bugatti enthusiasts and cars with entries ranging from a 1920 Brescia to a 2010 Veyron and Grand Sport.
Much of the 700 mile Rally will be along California’s Pacific Coast Highway through the Golden Gate Bridge, Santa Cruz, Big Sur, San Simeon, Central Coast Wineries, Santa Barbara and Solvang. The conclusion of the Rally will be a Gala Dinner on August 21st in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the American Bugatti Club at Peter Mullin’s new French Automotive Museum in Oxnard.
“We are overwhelmed by the response to the rally and cannot wait to welcome fellow Bugatti enthusiasts and owners to Monterey in August,” says David Mize, President, American Bugatti Club.
In addition to the International Rally, 35 Grand Prix and Sports Bugattis will participate in the 9th US Bugatti Grand Prix at Laguna Seca Raceway on Saturday, August 14th. The world’s first all-Bugatti Grand Prix Races were begun by the factory at France’s famed Le Mans circuit in 1928. The series of US races began in 1987 at Elkhart Lake’s Road America. Since then, US Bugatti Grand Prix Races have been held every two or three years at important vintage motorsport gatherings from coast to coast.
The Bugatti legacy dates back to the year 1901, when the designs and constructions of Ettore Bugatti and his son Jean achieved a perfect synthesis of art and technology. In 1998, Volkswagen AG acquired the Bugatti brand and continues the manufacturing in Bugatti’s historic home Molsheim, France.
“Bugatti owners have been and always will be enthusiasts who love to drive their cars”, states Julius Kruta of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. , “ The marque continues to be what Ettore Bugatti dreamed of when he first started designing his own cars – innovative, beautiful and inspiring automobiles. We are thrilled to be a part of these monumental events.”