Mullin To Display Six Museum Pieces At Monterey Car Week

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The (vintage) French are storming the beach at Pebble.

The Mullin Automotive Museum is pulling out a collection of its finest French machinery to participate in all the Monterey Car Week festivities. There will be six machines in total, including three Bugattis, a Talbot, a Delage, and a 1905 Leon Bolle.

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The best way to see most of these cars will be at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. You’ll actually see the 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix and Type 57SC Competition Roadster tearing around Laguna Seca. The 1950 Talbot-Lago T26C Grand Prix and the 1946 Delage D6 Grand Prix will also join the Bugattis on track. The big news in this group is the D6 Grand Prix. Only five exist, so an opportunity to see one hammer around a track is rare indeed. All four cars feature extensive racing pedigrees, and they should look remarkable as they race around the track.

If you miss the Rolex Reunion, you can catch the Bugatti Type 51 as it rolls through town on its way to The Quail, where it’ll compete for Best-In-Show.

The last two cars from the Mullin are at Pebble proper. Both the 1905 Leon Bolle and the 1951 Bugatti 101C will be present on the lawn for the Concours d’Elegance.

Our personal favorite of the bunch is the Talbot. Museum founder Peter Mullin brings this French racer out to historic races all the time, but we never tire of its elegant lines and aggressive look. Regardless of your favorite, this year’s Monterey Car Week will feature more French class and style than usual.

While we wait to hear about what kind of wine and cheese will be available, why not check out these great photos from Michael Furman? Get a good look at the cars before they hit the California sunshine.

Christian Moe contributes to many of Internet Brands' Auto blogs, including Corvette Forum, Club Lexus and Rennlist.

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