The Schlumpf Collection

July 11th, 2020|Tags: , , |

For those not familiar with the Schlumpf Collection, this is one of the greatest car collections on the planet. But the story behind it is just as fascinating as the collection itself. Hans and Fritz Schlumpf were Italian-born Swiss residents who moved to the small French town of Mulhouse, near the Swiss border, when their [...]

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French Blue

October 25th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

After the brief mention of Thomas Pitt Cholmondeley-Tapper in the last issue of NZ Classic Driver I was astounded to receive a message from Andy Datlen at Auto Restorations in Christchurch: “We have the Bugatti here, do you want to have a look at it?” So, on a late September Saturday morning, I squeezed into [...]