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Daily Briefing: Henry Ford museum acquires a diner-related collection; Limited edition Bugatti Baby II announced

Published in blog.hemmings.com

Courtesy of The Henry Ford

The board at the Henry Ford Museum announces the acquisition of a major collection of photographs, menus, clothing and other items related to American diners. The collection was amassed by Richard J.S. Gutman, who is an expert in the history of eateries and helped restore Lamy’s Diner which is located at The Henry Ford as well as the Owl Night Lunch Wagon at the Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village. The collection includes drawings, catalogs, postcards, tables, stools, tableware and promotional giveaway items from diners across the country. Diners have been synonymous with road trips and Americana, making this collection a great visit down memory lane.

The Henry Ford Museum is located in Dearborn, Michigan. For more information, visit www.thehenryford.org.

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Courtesy of Bugatti

Bugatti is celebrating their 110th anniversary by launching the Baby II, a tribute to Ettore’s masterpiece, the Type 35. The Baby II will be limited to just 500 cars and it is suitable to be driven by both adults and children. Out of respect for Bugatti’s heritage, the Baby II will have a rear-wheel-drive electric powertrain featuring the signature aluminum dashboard, scale recreation of the Type 35’s four-spoke steering wheel and custom instruments. Built with the latest technology, it will give a nod to the company’s recent heritage with a recreation of the Chiron’s ‘Macaron’ badge. Each will also include a limited-edition plaque and a badge to commemorate the 110th anniversary.

For more pictures and a brochure about the Baby II, visit www.bugattibaby.com.