Post-war collectors, by and large, worked on their vintage automobiles themselves and drove them. They were outraged that the Schlumpfs appeared to be interested in neither, but only in filling space with an unprecedented collection of early automobiles. When Hugh Conway published a Bugatti Register inAlbum), Fritz Schlumpf obtained a copy and promptly sent letters to each owner with an interest toward purchasing every Bugatti!
John Shakespeare. Conway communicated between both parties, although he always made clear that he profited in no way Album) than finding good homes for the beloved Bugattis. Still the acquisitions continued. The assortment of other automobiles in addition to Bugattis was astonishing.
Asq ft space was prepared in the Mulhouse mill for a museum to house the collection. The space was as opulent as the automobiles to be displayed. Vast areas were prepared with gravel to exhibit the automobiles, while broad tile walkways separated these areas in anticipation of visitors who would one day enter the museum.
Three restaurants were constructed, with seating to accommodate 1, people. But the crowning touch—aside from the automobiles—was the gas-style lamps modeled after the elegant lamps lining the Pont Alexandre III bridge in Paris. Few other than the brothers and workmen were allowed to view the collection. Even esteemed editor and publisher L. Scott Bailey of Automobile Quarterly was told that it was not possible.
Fritz spoke of it Lady Bump - Various - Schmidtchen Schleichers Stimmungs Bombe (Cassette. Men were constantly being seconded to it from union-defined duties, and items as various as tools, concrete and wood were diverted to Mulhouse.
So concerned had the union become that during the general strike of they put out a list of complaints relating directly to the museum. The brothers ignored it. Marvelous piece by Leigh Dorrington. Enjoyed learning about the Schlumpf brothers, ie the story behind the story. The only downside is that I have yet another addition to my bucket list of automotive to-dos. This museum is my Mecca and I will visit there some day! Hey Cliff, Only an hour north is Molsheim and all the original Bugatti property, plus the fabulous glass atelier where the Veyrons are constructed.
That is certainly worth a visit too. Permission to visit can be obtained from Julius Kruta, a charming, cosmopolitan young man who speaks several languages brilliantly. This museum is loaded with wonderful European trains. One WW1 era flat car has a large WW1 artillery piece mounted on its bed. I am no artillery expert but this does seem to present a few problems.
Another museum in Mulhouse is the Wallpaper Design Museum. The museum illustrates the history of wallpaper. The drive down through the Alsace region on the way to Mulhouse is one Lady Bump - Various - Schmidtchen Schleichers Stimmungs Bombe (Cassette with wonderful restaurants, wineries and Absinthe distilleries. All in all a wonderful place to spend a week.
Great Lady Bump - Various - Schmidtchen Schleichers Stimmungs Bombe (Cassette. Has anyone ever tried to assess what their investment into this collection was and the possible collection value today? Truly astounding. Fascinating article, but what a shame the racers in particular are stuck in the museum and not out doing what they built for.
Magnificent article. There are so many Bugattis in that museum that the most exotic becomes almost commonplace. I thought that Mulhouse was rather far off the usual tourist trails of France, but the journey from south to north over near the Swiss border leading to Strasbourg was magnificent. I bet Cliff Reuter will go out of his mind when he gets to this Mecca. Visited museum this summer, took the wife to Basel to see the paintings but the real art was in the Cite de Auto.
If memory serves me right every winning bugatti from the pre war era was there. I became a big fan of Bugatti blue and will always remember my experience at Shlumph as the greatest day of my car guy existence.
If Sunday morning at pebble beach is the zenith than this place is the Mecca of all car collections. If the latter, I respectfully disagree in that two winning Bugs belong to a friend and an acquaintance respectively. Still, I share with Craig a loyal affection to Bugatti blue, even though my personal taste runs to the cars across the English Channel. Interesting article. Thank you and we are truly grateful for your support. This event is in the past. Add to iCal Add to Google Calendar. Recommended by Anna Kaplan.
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