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    Fritz Schlumpf & car-racing

    by globetrott Written Jul 10, 2014

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    Favorite thing: Fritz Schlumpf took part in car-races , mostly with his blue Bugatti, shown on my main picture. Fritz and Hans Schlumpf lost the father rather early and were raised by their mother in Alsace, the home of the Bugatti-manufactory.
    1st Picture: BUGATTI biplace 35B of 1929, the private racingcar of Fritz Schlumpf
    2nd Picture: FERRARI Monoplace F2 212 of 1950
    3rd Picture: BUGATTI Biplace Sport Type 252 of 1957, just a prototype of a car that was never built again.
    4th Picture: TALBOT Monoplace GP 26C of 1948, a car that was never used in a race.
    5th Picture: MASERATI Biplace Sport 300S of 1955

    Fondest memory: When the former factory of Bugatti was closed down, Fritz Schlumpf bought the whole factory-building including all spare-parts, tools etc. That way he was also able to rebuild the Bugatti Royale Armand Esders again with original spareparts and a royal-engine.

    Nowadays Volkswagen builds new Bugatti-cars again, maybe the most expensive cars you can buy and with a top speed far bejond of 300 km/h.

    BUGATTI biplace 35B of 1929 FERRARI Monoplace F2 212 of 1950 Bugatti Biplace Sport Type 252 of 1957 TALBOT Monoplace GP 26C of 1948 MASERATI Biplace Sport 300S of 1955
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    The Schlumpf Collection of Cars

    by globetrott Updated Jul 10, 2014

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    Favorite thing: While other car-collectors bought vintage-car by vintage-car, Fritz Schlumpf and his brother bought whole collections of cars and payed almost every price possible in order to get the most famous vintage-cars .
    In the Cité de l’Automobile – Musée National – Collection Schlumpf in Mulhouse you will find nowadays 550 cars and 87 of them are Bugattis (that is certainly the highest number of Bugattis of a carmuseum worldwide), including 2 Bugatti Royale and a reconstruction of an additional Bugatti Royale Roadster Armand Esders with original Royale-spareparts.

    Fondest memory: The cars of Bugatti - produced in the nearby town of Molsheim / Alsace were the favorite cars of Fritz Schlumpf and he bought all such cars available, restored them and had quite a lot of people working like in a factory to restore these cars and prepare the opening of the museum.

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    Mulhouse 30 years ago

    by dannebro Updated Jun 17, 2012

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    Favorite thing: It is a very good museum now, but When I was young I sometimes visited my aunt and uncle in Mulhouse and they was working for the Schlumpfs. Many month they did not get their paymentes but the Schlumpfs had only enough money to buy cars for the museum.

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  • City Guide Town Mulhouse in Alsace France

    by senzorezo Written May 3, 2007

    Favorite thing: Look at this web site , full informations and tips for activity, hotels, restaurant, travel...

    Fondest memory: A quiet city , near Germany and Switzerland, beautifulls museums, nature, parcs, ....

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