This coming weekend, for the first time, Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. will present the Veyron 16.4*) on North America’s East Coast. The occasion is the “Limerock Vintage Festival”, at which each year historic racing car fans come together to watch vintage automobiles race against one another.
However, the festival in Limerock – the race track lies not far from the small town of Lakeville in Conneticut – is more than just a series of races. From August 29th through September 1st, selected oldtimers will be on display for the public, presentations will demonstrate classic automobile technology, and automobile memorabilia of all kinds will be offered for sale.
One of the highlights of the festival will be the appearance of Bugatti’s super sports car, the Veyron 16.4, which had its premiere as a street car only a few days before. Thus, every generation of legendary Bugatti automobiles will present at this year’s event in Limerock.
In addition to the Veyron 16.4, another highlight will be a race featuring automobiles built before 1941. A number of historic Bugatti Type 35 and Type 37 racing cars will take part in the race. In the 1920s and 1930s, Bugattis of these types were considered practically unbeatable on European race tracks.
More information about the “Limerock Vintage Festival” and the various events to be held this coming weekend can be found in the internet:
Successful in the 1930s, and still going strong: a Bugatti Type 35 - here with the driver, Louis Chiron, after his victory at the Grand Prix in Monaco in 1931.
*) Gearbox: 7 Gear DSG, fuel consumption combined: 24.9l/100km, fuel consumption in town: 41.9l/100km, fuel consumption out of town: 15.6l/100km, CO2 emission combined: 596g/km, Efficiency Class: G
Annual tax for this vehicle €1132
Energy costs at a mileage of 20,000 km:
Fuel costs (Super Plus) at a fuel price of 1.624 EUR/billing unit €8087.52
Created on: 11/30/2011
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