Birth of the Bugatti

Original design sketches show how the raceplane evolved.

(Art Courtesy of The Bugatti Trust)

Caricature of de Monge

Not much is known about Georges Villa’s caricature of de Monge. It captures his tall, lanky build—he was 5 foot 11, according to government documents, and those who knew him said he always had a slide rule (the “régle à calcul” in the handwritten caption) in his hands.

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