Bugatti works team as the winners of 1925 and 1926 Targa Florio were regarded as favorites for 1927 race. The team, now managed by Meo Costantini, the winner of the 1925 and 1926 Targa Florio, entered four cars for Materassi, Minoia and Dubonnet in 2000 cc supercharged cars while Count Conelli’s 1500 car was also supercharged. Bugatti again dominated the race with Emilio Materassi finished first and count Caberto Conelli second. One of the independent Bugatti entries was made by Elizabeth Junek, who was known as Eliska Junková in her own country of Czechoslovakia with a supercharged 2300 Bugatti. In 1927 she competed for the first time in Targa Florio, but she learned the circuit extremely well after numerous training laps around the small Madonie circuit. Driving T35B with her husband Cenek Junek as accompanying mechanic, Junkova retired in 1927 when the steering gear broke. The model is the conversion based on IXO Bugatti model from Altaya “100 ans de sport automobile” collection.
|1927||Formula Libre||Targa Florio|
|Elizabeth Junek||34||E. Junek|
|1:43||Brian Phipps / IXO Conversion|