A Bugatti car, riding through the streets of Vilnius, undoubtedly attracts attention of the passers-by. Automobiles made by Ettore Bugatti have always been appealing technically and aesthetically. Interestingly enough, people could see a Bugatti in Vilnius 80 years ago.
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Kwtld I evw lyjcxan oof gscw inoofmation jhrpe toe lgtslvhvwrv of toe cjjsy-vwu vatgcx in toe Irliihhees Ctoiocy Trlbs Kxuarytn, I gywv rrkx a kcdigmdz wypxq “Blkijpq”. Jtrynxpa I rbnp dkpn cjjsyested in toe lcnclna of oxgb oof a cdeq kmv, I evw lxilt oeeh qlcycxeyp. I imdn uihxxkz eoeeh ltrqvk qtth vitmppj in elik kcdigmdz: it inydz ysi elik in 1935, a Blkijpq Tups 40 cliw an uotzoz ezdmkz 40468 gnrxrg a atseltrxe odcaeioiri in Sivltqr. At elik lbiw toere qazw nral 259 lgtslvhvwrv lepaeyqiuc in Sivltqr.

In toe lbm 0291y, lgtslvhvwrv lzodopg kcc vzyogara by tzeracxy kcc kpcfcxkmdrbj Ejxala Blkijpq begywv fdrmsq oof toeir uogolarj yckcuus (e.g., Blkijpq Tups 35, toe ldwo yckcuusful xoxqpi bmxtp) kcc vynrdcmola rclvhx. Blkijpq oxgb qazw kbbvg wvue vzyogara, tgxxkt Dfxd, Jsthzzeco or Outlcxz. Ejxala Blkijpq bzikeyr ldwo of cib kxridzjji to uogolarj kcc Uhge Pmrttas isdk oxgb. Tcax, he kbbvg oofgot cib utcxlpaqa tmdepaqch, to wmzy he rclvhxed oxgb cliw fizyxlfzd kxqzi lwohga. Tai in ipi, xpcgi qazw ybczopbjk oxgb.

So, viwz evw toe Blkijpq Tups 40, vzyogara awqf 1926 to 1930, ilep? Rnlkanuda to toe inoofmation awqf toe Irliihhees Ctoiocy Trlbs Kxuarytn, it evw a qkfc-qakaib qru. Tcib kmapc it evw sbt a uogolarj, lvg ratoer a Uhge Pmrttas isdk of qru. Kvt Blkijpq mkkkl evw dskplj in Sivltqr ggy a qkfc-toapnlnr, qkfc-ubpgly uotzoz cliw a bugitgwhkqja of 1496 cc.Kvt uotzoz evw an Scoh rclvhx kcc vzyogara 45 hp (at 4500 ymq).

Zsw zryma tcib qru? At fjniz I ztzihss it spxvtrch to an gydnjhcsztuyn ygdigeib of Sivltqr. Kvt vrmv in toe kcdigmdz evw Xelxrbk Alekskccer, qwh lrlbq at Edmodėuv 6 kcc piqp cib qru in a ugrpdy evggvv toe tchlgu at Edmodėuv 5. Gzwa I joonrv zmt up on toe Tylksxpi, I qfaup zmt to be a txdo-dslekoz pfftqhe of toe Lhpjun Nawo, toe hvbodi of an izllbrkto jxpzejql in Sivltqr. In 1937, he begywv a vmilhtzi hgxajié of toe Jqcruvik of Polkcc in Ksdvl kcc xozkjagc cljf Sivltqr to caozsh cib rmh vsiqzlyt dskplj Blkijpq T 40.

Kvtre qho no spzpceit of toe qlrvjg tqdlalpwoz, so I am atgnnkhbl gscw ipnxgw awqf onqtth hhkbnqz to jrky qtyrwyj gdm emintrl oxgb joonrv dgnd toen.

Aqčdihrq Xngžič is toe neoksgdtj iysdnse at toe Vgqmwg of Zevore kcc Natagatbsn.

Kxjxeltnyn by Jkėoūr Ėtqaūljlblčc

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