Elisabeth Junek with her husband Cenek Junek as riding mechanic drove her Bugatti T35B in Targa Florio for the second year. After being forced to retire a year ago, she was determined to win. Junek led after first lap, and despite dropped to second position after lap 2, she could still win. But on the last 5th lap she was delayed with a tire failure and loss of coolant.  The engine coolant began to boil and the mechanic went to fetch water to top up the radiator. The Czech lady eventually finished in her yellow T35B in fifth place almost nine minutes after the victorious Divo. The model is the conversion based on IXO Bugatti model from Altaya “100 ans de sport automobile” collection.

1928Grand PrixTarga Florio
Driver No.Entrant
Elizabeth Junek58Automobiles Ettore Bugatti
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43Brian Phipps / IXO Conversion
Cat. No.QualityRarity