Ettore Bugatti and the Schlumpf Brothers


The Schlumpf brothers, Hans and Fritz were as different as the two Alsacian cultures. Hans was a clear-minded, teutonic banker and Fritz a romantic, entrepreneurial dare devil. While the former toiled at his desk and stockpiled his resources, the latter made a fortune taking risks in the woolen markets and eventually having ownership in a number of local mills. Hans finally joined his brother as a business manager and together they became very wealthy, indeed. When Fritz, the car nut, was required by his company directors to cease his racing adventures, he redirected that automotive passion into collecting. The goal was soon focused on returning every Bugatti to its home in Alsace. He made an impressive start.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2008/12/03/ettore-bugatti-and-the-schlumpf-brothers