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The American Bugatti Club was founded in California in 1960 for the purpose of encouraging interest in Bugattis and providing a network in the United States for members to learn more about each other and their cars.

The club encourages members to gather at events, share experiences and enjoy using their Bugattis in races, hill climbs, and rallies throughout the United States.

A Register of all Bugattis known to exist in North America was last published in 2018.

A quarterly magazine Pur Sang is published by the club for all members.

American Bugatti Club Background

Picture of Bugatti The American Bugatti Club was founded in California in 1960 for the purpose of encouraging interest in Bugattis and providing a network in the United States for members to learn more about each other and their cars.

The club encourages members to gather at events, share experiences and enjoy using their Bugattis in races, hill climbs, and rallies throughout the United States.

A Register of all Bugattis known to exist in North America is maintained and published. Revisions are produced and printed each year in order to keep interested parties up to date.
A quarterly magazine Pur Sang is published by the club for all members.

The History of the ABC

The American Bugatti Club was founded in 1960 by a small group of Bugatti owners from Southern California. During the late 1950’s several California enthusiasts began to import Bugattis in increasing numbers. In 1958, a local group of owners organized a picnic in Arroyo Seco Park in South Pasadena and seventeen Bugattis attended. Another picnic was then held at Fred Treat’s estate and interest in forming a Bugatti Club, to promote the use of Bugattis and help other Bugatti owners around the country restore and maintain their cars, was building. On February 10, 1960, a meeting was held to select officers, set the dues and finalize the name; the American Bugatti Club was formed.


The first president was Overton Axton "Bunny" Phillips; a man who bought his first Bugatti, a Type 30, in 1927. Bunny Entered his T35B for Indianapolis in 1936 (he did not qualify) and opened a Bugatti repair shop in Rosemead, CA in 1951. He was joined by Bob Estes, a successful Los Angeles automobile dealer, as Treasurer, Bob Day as Vice President and Bob Dunlap as Secretary. Bob Hammel became the first Editor of the Club magazine, which was to be called Pur Sang.

By 1961 the Club had expanded to over sixty members, representing twelve states with a growing number of members from the Midwest and the East coast. The first Pur Sang was published in the fall of 1960 and its purpose was to let the ever-growing group of owners learn about each other by publishing the story of their cars and describing the events they participated in.


The club has grown over the years and is now up to 380 members, 80 of whom are from overseas. In the mid 1990’s the club opened up to Bugatti enthusiasts as well as owners.

Our goals today are the same as they were in 1960; to promote the use of Bugattis, record their history, restore them sympathetically and to keep them running for everyone to enjoy.


American Bugatti Club Calendar

2023 Calendar of Events

February 1 - 5

Retromobile, Paris, France     

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March 25

ABC Annual Business Meeting, Malibu, CA

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April 15

ABC Manhattan Luncheon, New York, NY

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June 12 - 19

International Bugatti Meeting, Engelberg, Switzerland

aktuar@bugatticlub.ch

August 20

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Pebble Beach, CA

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September 20-24

East Coast Fall Rally, Fairlee, VT

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October 13

Boston Dinner

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November 4

ABC Midwest Fall Dinner, Chicago, IL

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December 2 or 9

ABC West Coast Holiday Dinner – final date and location to be announced

Additional Event Information

March 2 - 5
Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, FL
 

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April 12 - 16
Techno Classic Essen Essen, Germany

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May 19 - 21
Villa D’Est Concours Lake Como, Italy

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June 2 - 4
Greenwich Concours, Greenwich, CT
 

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June 13 - 17
Mille Miglia Brescia, Italy
 

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July 6-7

Millers at Milwaukee Mile @ Lucas Oil Raceway, Clermont, IN

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July 13 - 16
Goodwood Festival of Speed
 

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July 13 - 16
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix – Race Week

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Sept. 8 - 10

Goodwood Revival

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August 17 – 20

Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion, Laguna Seca, CA

Sept. 1 - 4
Lime Rock Historic Festival 40
 

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Sept. 11 - 15

Colorado Grand

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Sept. 15 - 17
Ariens Art on Wheels Vintage Weekend featuring VSCDA, Elkhart Lake, WI
 

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Sept 29-30

VSCCA Fall Finale, Lime Rock, Lakeville, CT

https://vscca.motorsportreg.com/events/vscca-fall-finale-litchfield-cup-lime-rock-park-896543

Oct. 3 - 6
Hershey – AACA Eastern Fall Meet, Hershey, PA
 

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Oct. 14 – 15
VSCCA Castle Hill Vintage Hillclimb, Ipswich, MA
 

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Other Clubs and Related Links

Other Clubs

Bugatti Clubs Around the World

Australia
Bugatti Club Australia, founded 1965
22 Cosham Street
Brighton, 3186 Victoria
www.bugatticlubaustralia.au
Tel: +61 3 95929965
Austria
Bugatti Club Austria, founded 1992
Postfach 2000
A-3430 Tulin
www.bugatti-club-austria.at
Tel: +43 2272 2589
France
Club Bugatti France, founded 1971
17 rue des Marguettes
75012 PARIS FRANCE
Enthousiastes Bugatti Alsace
16 rue des Griottes
67960 Entzheim
+33 3 8868 9599
Foundation Bugatti
4 rue Mulhbruchel
67200 Strasbourg
+33 3 8830 0019
Germany
Bugatti Club Deutschland, founded 1956
Clemens-von-Nagel-Str. 32
D-59320 Ostenfelde b. Oelde
www.bugatti-club-deutschland.de
Italy
Bugatti Club Italia
Via Capuccio 3
I-20123 Milano
Tel./Fax.: (39) 2 805 7180
e-mail: info@bugatticlubitalia.it
www.bugatticlubitalia.it/
Japan
Japan Bugatti Club
3-8-5 Kamishakujii
Nerima-Ku
Tokyo 177
Japan
Bugatti Register of Japan
5-6-5 Yakumo
Meguroku
Tokyo 152
Tel.: (81) 3 3718 1382
Fax.: (81) 3 3725 6141
The Netherlands
Bugatti Club Nederland
Postbus 1960
6201BZ Maastricht
the Netherlands
secretaris@bugatticlub.nl
website: www.bugatticlub.nl
Bugatti Airplane Association
Abstederschans 65
3432 EH Nieuwegein
+31 3 0606 0481
New Zealand
New Zealand Bugatti Club
PO Box 22267
High Street
Christchurch
www.bugattinz.com
Fax.: (64) 3 3666 244
Russia
Club Bugatti Rusland
PO Box 4505
Oulianovsk, 432063
Sweden
Bugattisektionen of Automobilhistoriska Klubben
Per Hörlén - Secretary
De gamlas väg 24
SE-121 34 Enskededalen
Tel.: +46-8649 8728
E-mail: per@horlen.com
www.ahk-bugatti.se
Switzerland
Bugatti Club Suisse, Founded 1992
Sonnnenbergrain 9
3013 Bern
Switzerland
Contact: Roland Jordi
www.bugatticlub.ch
Tel: 41 31 332 23 97
Fax: 41 31 333 46 68
jordis@bluewin.ch
United Kingdom
Bugatti Owners Club, founded 1929
Prescott Hill, Gottherington
Nr. Cheltenham, Glos. GL52 4RD
www.prescott-hillclimb.com
Tel: +44 1242 67 3136
Fax: +44 1242 67 7001
www.bugatti.co.uk
The Bugatti Trust, Prescott
Tel: +44 1242 67 7201
Web Site: www.bugatti-trust.co.uk

Related Links

Related Links to other Bugatti Clubs or sources of information around the world:

Bugatti Owners Club England http://www.prescott-hillclimb.com/
The Bugatti Trust England www.bugatti-trust.co.uk
Austria www.bugatti-club-austria.at
Le Club Bugatti France www.club-bugatti-France.net
Italian Bugatti Club www.bugatticlubitalia.it/
Sweden Bugatti Club www.ahk-bugatti.se/en
Swiss Bugatti Club www.bugatticlub.ch
Bugatti Club of Germany www.bugatti-club-deutschland.de
Information on Retromobile www.retromobile.fr
Enthousiastes Bugatti Alsace www.enthousiastes-bugatti-alsace.com

Members that would like an original print of their car, please contact Andrew Marks at Andrewmarks@aol.com

Restoration Information
For auto wood restoration help, contact David Chamberlain at
www.chamberlainwoodworking.com

 

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