Andy Short successfully completed 148 climbs of Prescott Hill for Charity equivalent to the ascent of Mount Everest for NHS Bristol Hospital is shown making one last run in a unique sports bicycle designed by the famous Italian pre-war racing and sports car designer Ettore Bugatti.
Prescott Hill, the home of the Bugatti Owners’ Club is proud to have a continuing association with the works of Ettore Bugatti, who became the first Patron of the Club shortly after its founding by a group of Bugatti car enthusiasts in 1929.
Ettore Bugatti was born into what was at least a third generation artistic family in Milan in 1881. He is perhaps best known for his iconic racing and sports cars produced in the 1920s and 30s at his factory in Molsheim, near Strasburg, Eastern France. His racing cars are reputed to have won more races in the late 1920s than any other make either before or since.
During a career that spanned most of the first half of the 20th. century he produced designs for a vast range of objects, not just automobiles.
It is estimated that he filed nearly 1000 patents ranging from locomotives, to speed boats and aircraft, even machine tools for his factory. He patented several innovative bicycle designs.
Source: Bugatti Trust