Roland Bugatti (born 1922) was Jean’s younger brother. After the Second World War, he was the owner of Bugatti and made several attempts to revive the legendary brand, but was unsuccessful.
The Bugatti Type 251 was the last attempt to gain a foothold in Formula 1 again. The car was developed by Gioacchino Colombo (Ferrari). With an output of 250 hp (184 kW), the car reached a top speed of 260 km / h. Maurice Trintignant took the vehicle to the French Grand Prix in Reims on June 18, 1956, but was unable to achieve any racing success.
Was it heroes or madmen who went to Sicily every year to hunt for fame and glory? “Lock up children and pets!” Was the vital call in the days of the legendary “Targa Florio”. The first Targa Florio started as early as 1906. It was created by Vincenzo Florio.
In the 1920s, the Targa Florio (108 km long at that time) was the most important sports car race. Le Mans and the Mille Miglia were not yet established at the time. A Bugatti Type 35 won an incredible five times (1925 – 1929).