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#1 VDP

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Posted 17 March 2003 - 15:40

Ernst Fri(e)derich was driver for Bugatti before WW 1, and also lunched René Dreyfus carrer in the twenties, but I would knbow the exact spelling, some distinguished french magazines Friderich and some others Friederich who's right ?

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#2 Vitesse2

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Posted 17 March 2003 - 15:45

Friderich :)

Or Hutchison ..... :p

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Posted 17 March 2003 - 15:52

too fast oups :rotfl:

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Posted 17 March 2003 - 19:32

I always wondered, that his name sounds very German, in particular in the "Friederich" version. Driving for the Molsheim-based Bugatti factory could be another indication, that he was from Alsace?

Am I right with this guess?

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Posted 17 March 2003 - 19:57

Ernest FRIDERICH. Antoine Raffaëlli, Bugatti's specialist, included some proofs in his book. A seal for example.

Ernest FRIDERICH. Maurice Sauzay, Guide Bugatti.

Ernest FRIDERICH. Erwin Tragatsch. Le dictionnaire marabout des voitures de sport et de compétition.

Ernest FRIDERICH. Godfrey Eaton. The Type 35 Grand Prix Bugatti - Classic Car Profiles.

Ernest FRIDERICH, Alpha Auto.

...

but

Ernest FRIEDRICH. Serge Bellu, Le Sang Bleu.

FRIEDRICH, Cyril Posthumus, The roaring twenties.

I've chosen ERNEST FRIDERICH, RENÉE FRIDERICH (daughter).

#6 Vitesse2

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Posted 17 March 2003 - 21:41

Friderich in Venables' "Bugatti: a Racing History" too.

In the English edition of "Sang Bleu", he's Ernst Friedrich :rolleyes:

I think this is one like Costantini (and Hutchison!) which sub-editors "correct" because they think it's wrong ......