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Swiss Millionaire Gerald Bugnon’s incredible collection of race and sports cars, valued at an estimated £6 million (approximately USD 7.5 Million), will be auctioned on Sunday, April 21, at the French Osenat auction house. The collection includes an Alfa Romeo-powered race boat and eight cars from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

Gerald Bugnon

Motivated by an ardent love for the Italian brand, Mr Bugnon has meticulously curated this remarkable assortment of Alfa Romeos, and their auction is sure to generate considerable enthusiasm at the Osenat sale devoted to them. Every model, from the sleek and capable 1958 Giulietta TI sedan to the incredible 1965 Alfa Romeo Racer water sports vehicle and the magnificent 1969 Tipo 33/2 Daytona, epitomises passion, perfection, and invention. These rare classic cars have set performance, technology and timeless aesthetics standards.

Experts and enthusiasts concur that this is a significant collection with historical implications for Alfa Romeo. The cars’ glitz and appeal are increased because many have race victories.

Gerald Bugnon
Gerald Bugnon’s rare collection of Alfa Romeo sports cars. Image: Osenat.

A vacation to the Val d’Isère ski slopes marked the beginning of the Gérald Bugnon collection. An Alfa-Romeo Giulietta Ti passed the Bugnon family as they approached the station. As this stunning Italian automobile sped by them, the father and son David were enthralled by its thunderous sound.

David Bugnon explains, “From then on, I never stopped pestering my father to buy an Alfa Romeo. And that’s what he did, buying a Giulietta for himself and a GTV for my mother. He has remained loyal to the brand for many years throughout his professional career.”

When he was fifty years old, Gerald Bugnon decided to compile a Giulietta collection. He got an SS after first acquiring a Spider. After studying and learning about Alfa-Romeo’s past, he concentrated on the rarest and most exquisite vehicles as he built his collection. He took part in multiple rallies at the same time.

David opines, “My father combines two passions: Alfa-Romeos and his friends. When he signed up for the historic Monte-Carlo Rally, he lined up four or five cars, which he lent to his friends for the race. The Bugnon family has always maintained relations with Alfa Romeo from this, and my grandparents, my parents, myself and now my children have all driven Alfa Romeos.”

In addition, David further explains, “As my father was racing more and more in VHC (historic competition vehicles), he created a team engaged in VHC: Il Biscione Corsa Rossa. And as he didn’t do things by halves, he hired drivers (all ex-Swiss champions) to host the various championships. In these rallies, drivers like Romain Dumas and his dad Maurice or the famous Swiss tightrope walker Olivier Gillet, accompanied by his compatriot and sailor, Steve Ravussin, were able to defend the colours of Il Biscione Corsa Romand, a team he created for participants in the VHC European Rally Championship.”

This demand was also demonstrated by the need to supply spare parts and provide post-race servicing while maintaining the utmost regard for each vehicle’s history. That indicated that the team race stable was working very hard. Olivier Gillet, his mechanic, pilot, and right-hand man who handled transportation, administration, and everything else, helped him with this over the years.

Time To Sell

“But now the time has come to sell the collection. My father still has a passion for Alfa Romeos, but to a lesser extent now, as other activities prevent us from fully enjoying this incredible collection and maintaining it as it should be. For this reason, we decided to part with the “historical” part of the collection and keep only the latest cars acquired by the family,” enthuses David.

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By: Joe Lim
Title: Private Collection of Rare Alfa Romeo Cars Worth USD 7.5 Million Are Now On Sale
Sourced From: www.luxuo.com/cars/automobile/private-collection-of-rare-alfa-romeo-cars-worth-usd-7-5-million-are-now-on-sale.html
Published Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2024 06:55:54 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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