Vroom! Vroom! SIGNED BY KOTO BOLOFO

Vroom! Vroom! SIGNED BY KOTO BOLOFO
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Price :  £65.00

Koto Bolofo.

Göttingen. Steidl. 2010. First edition. Printed boards. 96 pages. 84 full-page duotone plates. 380 x 300mm (15 x 11¾"). 1.5kg. 9783865219619. English. Fine.

Signed by Bolofo on the title-page. '“Three generations – one vision” – with this slogan the company Dutton Ltd. presents their work on historical Bugatti racing cars. From 1909 to 1963 Bugatti, founded by Ettore Bugatti and based in Molsheim, Alsace, produced the most powerful racing cars of the time. Today Ivan Dutton still wants to serve this legend: His twelve employees are able to reproduce every original piece and to build whole cars using the old techniques. Koto Bolofo visited the Bugatti garage in Buckinghamshire near London and he was fascinated. He gathered impressions of the work in the spirit of the traditional industrial art, a spirit that the car industry lost some time ago. The photographs of this over-sized book tell the story of the mechanics restoring the Bugatti vintage cars. With their passion the people working at Dutton Ltd. are keeping an era of car racing alive.' (from the publisher's description).