ONE of the most beautiful racing cars of all time — the iconic 1924 Lyons Grand Prix Type 35 Bugatti — is set to create a fantastic fanfare at the new Bournemouth Wheels Festival next weekend as it drives the demonstration course.
Bournemouth Tourism has teamed up with the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu to bring this rare piece of motoring history to the inaugural Wheels Festival, billed as the UK’s biggest free wheels-themed family festival.
The Type 35 Bugatti was the groundbreaking superior racing car of its era, achieving countless victories in the years 1924 to 1930 to make it one of the most successful eight-cylinder in-line engine racing cars of all time.
Jon Weaver, Bournemouth Wheels Festival director, said: “To have such an iconic vehicle at the first Wheels Festival is an amazing coup and I’m sure this racing car alone will be a big draw for festival-goers.
“It is brilliant to have the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, supporting the event and we can’t wait to see the Type 35 Bugatti join other pre-war cars, F1 cars, Le Mans cars, supercars and Moto GP bikes on the exciting demonstration straight.”