Just revisited you web site and keep up the good work there as well! I read your bio and
you have been to Pebble Beach Concours...I spent several springs there (in the mid 60's) working
for a collector of classics name Alton Walker.
My question is this. He had and was in the process of restoring a "pedal" car made by Ettore
Bugati for his son. Have you ever come across this in your travels. This little car
was an exact scale replica of a type 35 I believe though time and my tendancy to forget model
numbers may be the wrong model. Anyway it was accurate to even the spoke style of the wheels
and some of the interior panel was hand scraped as were the fire walls, etc. of the full
size version. As I recall it even had a miniature enamel logo on the radiator shell.
Mr. Walker is long gone but I can't imagine that this treasure would have been lost by his
The Tinman Respondeth:
During my years at HAC (Harrah's) there were two of the miniature Bugattis, and while they may at one time
have been pedal cars, they were heavily used and as battery/electric cars by sons John Adam and Tony
Harrah. Quite often the cars were fished out of the family pool and brought in to us for repairs, until
they became so fragile that they were put on display in the Collection.